Protonica

Genre
Psytrance
Label
Iboga Records
Territory  

PROTONICA from Berlin have been shaping the international Psy-Trance scene for over twodecades. Piet Kaempfer and Ralf Dietze are among the top producers of the progressive genre.They are known for their driving, powerful and melodic Psy-Trance sound that thrills the floors inEurope, America, Australia and Asia. In the studio Ralf and Piet are always looking for innovative production techniques - their new tracks sound full, warm, crystal clear and a bit out of this world.Their handpicked releases are followed by tens of thousands of listeners around the world and have already achieved numerous number one chart positions on Beatport and Psyshop.

PROTONICA's third album "Symmetry" was recently released and features stunning collaborations with some of the world's leading Psy-Trance artists, including Liquid Soul, Ace Ventura and CaptainHook. While working on "Symmetry" they felt the urge to bring back melodic structures and elements of Trance and Goa to Psytrance - the core essentials of their past, and ingredients for the future. Piet and Ralf have worked hard for their careers and have established a strong brand with a distinctive signature sound in recent years.

In 2003, they met for the first time on Ralf's former radio show. At that point in time Ralf was well established in the German Psytrance scene as a DJ, booker, and event decorator for festivals and clubs. He moved to Berlin for a sound designer course and joined forces together with Piet to create the alias PROTONICA in 2004. The electronic roots of Ralf have his origin in the Acid Techno of the first hour. Collecting vinyl was his great passion at the time. Out of enthusiasm and euphoria for this music, he started with vinyl DJing in the mid-90s.

Having had a love for synthesizers, groove boxes and computers ever since he was a teenager,Piet’s dream to make music his career became true. Piet started composing electronic music by the age of just 14. He was listening to Trance music in its earliest forms, and when the epic "TheOnly Process" by Atmos came out in 1999 Piet thought "This is it!". The enthusiasm for this type of music has not changed since the early years - even if the music business often reveals itself to be abig challenge in many ways.

PROTONICA became known to a select audience through their debut album "Search" on APRecords in 2007. With the single releases of "Floating Point", "Northern Storm" and "Refresh" they catapulted themselves out of the ordinary Psytrance cosmos and became instantly one of the headliners of the new era of Progressive Trance. Following these groundbreaking releases, their second album 'Form Follows Function' was released in 2012, which was a great success for themtoo. Appearances at the most famous events in the scene, such as Boom Festival, Ozora, Psy-Fiand Universo Paralello followed. The popularity of their releases continued and could even be increased with singles like "Reactor", "Horizon" and "Levitate" as well as remixes for Astrix, AceVentura and Liquid Soul. With a total of over 10 million plays on YouTube, Spotify and SoundCloud,PROTONICA has a considerable number of listeners.

In addition to their passion for Trance and Psytrance, they also launched a side project called COLLIDR, which stands for Techno and House music.

Upcomming gigs

Stolln

Yestermorrow in Stolln - 23 June to 26 June

Stolln

Boundless in Stolln - 23 June to 26 June

Belo Horizonte

Libra in Belo Horizonte - 07 July to 08 July

Vagator

Libra in Vagator - 11 February

Idanha Nova

Boundless in Idanha Nova - 20 July to 27 July

Idanha Nova

Astral Projection in Idanha Nova - 20 July to 27 July

Hastiere

Giuseppe in Hastiere - 01 September to 03 September

Hastiere

Braincell in Hastiere - 01 September to 03 September

Vevey

Silent Sphere in Vevey - 18 March

Budapest

Carbon Based Lifeforms in Budapest - 04 March

Salzburg

Giuseppe in Salzburg - 07 April

Solothurn

Astral Projection in Solothurn - 08 July

Solothurn

Astral Projection in Solothurn - 08 July

Zurich

Silent Sphere in Zurich - 22 February

Kranj

Rawar in Kranj - 15 August

Salzburg

Psynonima in Salzburg - 11 March

Tel Aviv

Man With No Name in Tel Aviv - 11 March

Salzburg

Psynonima in Salzburg - 11 March

Zurich

Silent Sphere in Zurich - 03 June

biberist

Silent Sphere in biberist - 06 May

Lisbon

Rawar in Lisbon - 27 May

Marseille

Psynonima in Marseille - 07 October

Verrières

Psynonima in Verrières - 01 July

Granada

Psynonima in Granada - 26 May

Prague

Psynonima in Prague - 31 March

Hamburg

Psynonima in Hamburg - 25 November

Waldfrieden

Kox Box in Waldfrieden - 12 August

Terni

Braincell in Terni - 17 August to 20 August

Delhi

Jossie Telch in Delhi - 25 January to 06 February

Tel Aviv

Silent Sphere in Tel Aviv - 10 February

Tel Aviv

Kox Box in Tel Aviv - 11 February

Verrières

Psynonima in Verrières - 30 June to 02 July

London

Dirty Saffi in London - 09 August to 13 August

London

Nuky in London - 31 August to 04 September

London

NoFace in London - 31 August to 04 September

London

Electric Universe in London - 31 August to 04 September

London

Dirty Saffi in London - 31 August to 04 September

London

Aardvarkk in London - 31 August to 04 September

Lisbon

NoFace in Lisbon - 06 May

Budapest

Rawar in Budapest - 18 March

Merzouga

Braincell in Merzouga - 04 May

Merzouga

Yestermorrow in Merzouga - 04 May

Sao Paulo

Rising Dust in Sao Paulo - 06 May

Natal

Rising Dust in Natal - 06 May

Sao Paulo

Aardvarkk in Sao Paulo - 18 March

Vitoria

Emok in Vitoria - 25 March

Spornitz

Psynonima in Spornitz - 04 March

Granada

Psynonima in Granada - 28 May to 18 March

Porto

Man With No Name in Porto - 01 September to 03 September

Cologne

Astral Projection in Cologne - 01 April

Glenaladale, Victoria

Emok in Glenaladale, Victoria - 29 January

Brunswick VIC

Emok in Brunswick VIC - 11 February

Vagator

Braincell in Vagator - 09 April

Lostallo

Psynonima in Lostallo - 12 July to 16 July

Lostallo

Man With No Name in Lostallo - 12 July to 16 July

Mumbai

Astral Projection in Mumbai - 28 January

Maceio

Sphera in Maceio - 15 January

Coimbra e Covilhã

Psynonima in Coimbra e Covilhã - 10 March

Gent

Man With No Name in Gent - 23 September

Brunswick

Rawar in Brunswick - 31 March

Burleigh Heads QLD

Rawar in Burleigh Heads QLD - 01 April

Tharwa ACT

Rawar in Tharwa ACT - 07 April

San jose - costa rica

Giuseppe in San jose - costa rica - 17 March

Minneapolis

Carbon Based Lifeforms in Minneapolis - 18 May to 21 May

Hamburg

Silent Sphere in Hamburg - 16 June to 18 June

Hamburg

Rawar in Hamburg - 16 June to 18 June

Tel Aviv

Braincell in Tel Aviv - 09 March to 10 March

Cologne

Rawar in Cologne - 04 March

San Francisco

Jossie Telch in San Francisco - 10 February

San Diego

Jossie Telch in San Diego - 11 February

Somerset

MVMB in Somerset - 05 May

Baldellou

Giuseppe in Baldellou - 06 September to 10 September

Baldellou

Psynonima in Baldellou - 06 September to 10 September

Baldellou

NoFace in Baldellou - 06 September to 10 September

Baldellou

Astral Projection in Baldellou - 06 September to 10 September

Huesca

NoFace in Huesca - 06 September to 11 September

Huesca

Astral Projection in Huesca - 06 September to 11 September

Baldellou

Psynonima in Baldellou - 10 September

Baldellou

NoFace in Baldellou - 10 September

Baldellou

Astral Projection in Baldellou - 10 September

Athens

Giuseppe in Athens - 02 June to 05 June

London

Giuseppe in London - 16 June

Tel Aviv

Silent Sphere in Tel Aviv - 10 February

Tel Aviv

Kox Box in Tel Aviv - 11 February

Bern

Rising Dust in Bern - 24 March to 25 March

Badajoz

Psynonima in Badajoz - 28 September to 30 September

Hamburg

Psynonima in Hamburg - 30 September

Hamburg

Psynonima in Hamburg - 09 December

Delhi

Jossie Telch in Delhi - 25 January to 07 February

Stockholm

Protonica in Stockholm - 12 August

San Francisco

Jossie Telch in San Francisco - 10 February to 12 February

Putlitz

E-Clip in Putlitz - 21 July to 24 July

Putlitz

Braincell in Putlitz - 21 July to 24 July

Berlin

Rawar in Berlin - 29 April

Ljubljana

Rawar in Ljubljana - 15 August to 20 August

Aarhus

Psynonima in Aarhus - 12 August

Marseille

Giuseppe in Marseille - 13 January

Lisbon

Electric Universe in Lisbon - 01 January

Tel Aviv

Psynonima in Tel Aviv - 24 March

Lisbon

NoFace in Lisbon - 06 May