Having comfortably executed his debut single ‘WTF‘ for own label venture Protocol Recordings, hotly tipped Dutch House renegade Nicky Romero marks round two with a high-profile collaboration with Scottish Electro-pop enthusiast Calvin Harris. Accompanied by Harris’s familiar vocal assets, ‘Iron’ embraces the peak time fixation with wobble-induced Electro House to score a successive second outing for Romero’s fresh label endeavor. With a world radio premiere on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection under it’s belt and brandishing all the hallmarks of a modern age festival favorite, Romero’s coarse yet melodic club getup proves as equally suitable for such chart-savvy top lines as it does a gleaming asset to this firm extension of his ongoing industry overhaul.
Update (15/9): ‘Iron’ just hit the no. 1 spot on beatport.com.
Words by Dan Carter