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

Mainz

Psynonima in Mainz - 11 April

Mainz

Psynonima in Mainz - 11 April

Goiania

Rawar in Goiania - 12 October to 13 October

Corumba go

Rawar in Corumba go - 12 October

Canberra

Sphera in Canberra - 18 September to 07 October

Goiania

Rawar in Goiania - 12 October

Canberra

Sphera in Canberra - 20 September

Borjomi

Rising Dust in Borjomi - 06 September to 07 September

Quarnstedt

Psynonima in Quarnstedt - 07 June

Effingen

Protonica in Effingen - 06 June to 08 June

Effingen

Emok in Effingen - 06 June to 08 June

Effingen

Carbon Based Lifeforms in Effingen - 06 June to 08 June

Melbourne

Sphera in Melbourne - 19 September to 07 October

Barcelona

Psynonima in Barcelona - 23 August

Belgrade

Astral Projection in Belgrade - 22 June

Valencia

Psynonima in Valencia - 19 October

Hamburg

Psynonima in Hamburg - 14 June to 16 June

Moscow

Psynonima in Moscow - 18 July

Hamburg

Rawar in Hamburg - 23 August

Zurich

Psynonima in Zurich - 05 September to 09 September

Zurich

Rawar in Zurich - 05 September to 09 September

Zurich

Aardvarkk in Zurich - 05 September to 09 September

Zurich

Giuseppe in Zurich - 05 September to 09 September

Lubz

Protonica in Lubz - 30 May to 01 June

Lubz

Psynonima in Lubz - 30 May to 01 June

Lubz

NoFace in Lubz - 30 May to 01 June

Lubz

Rising Dust in Lubz - 30 May to 01 June

Lubz

Bliss in Lubz - 30 May to 01 June

Barcelona

Rising Dust in Barcelona - 27 July to 28 July

Barcelona

Psynonima in Barcelona - 27 July to 28 July

Barcelona

Emok in Barcelona - 27 July to 28 July

Zurich

Psynonima in Zurich - 05 September to 09 September

Pratigi

Sphera in Pratigi - 28 December to 03 January

Ljubljana

Rawar in Ljubljana - 15 August to 17 August

BOLU

Rawar in BOLU - 21 June

Koh Phangan

Sphera in Koh Phangan - 17 July

Stockholm

Astral Projection in Stockholm - 25 December

Amsterdam

Psynonima in Amsterdam - 15 November to 20 November

BOLU

Rawar in BOLU - 21 June to 22 June

Stolln

Rising Dust in Stolln - 12 July to 15 July

Stolln

Giuseppe in Stolln - 12 July to 15 July

Terni

Nuky in Terni - 17 August to 18 August

Terni

Arjuna in Terni - 17 August to 18 August

Mexico

Kox Box in Mexico - 05 October to 06 October

Valencia

Psynonima in Valencia - 19 October

Lisbon

Emok in Lisbon - 08 June

Sao Paulo

Aardvarkk in Sao Paulo - 24 August to 25 August

Hamburg

Rising Dust in Hamburg - 11 July to 12 July

Canelinha

Dirty Saffi in Canelinha - 28 December

Canelinha

Nuky in Canelinha - 28 December

Cape Town

Rawar in Cape Town - 31 December

Goa

Psynonima in Goa - 06 February to 09 February

Cape Town

Rawar in Cape Town - 31 December

Koh Pangan

Giuseppe in Koh Pangan - 30 December to 03 January

Koh Pangan

Libra in Koh Pangan - 30 December to 03 January

Koh Pangan

Kox Box in Koh Pangan - 30 December to 03 January

Koh Pangan

Emok in Koh Pangan - 30 December to 03 January

Zurich

Emok in Zurich - 24 August

Lisbon

Emok in Lisbon - 08 June

Vagator

NoFace in Vagator - 15 August

Tel Aviv

Nuky in Tel Aviv - 13 May to 14 May

Tel Aviv

Dirty Saffi in Tel Aviv - 13 May to 14 May

Sao Paulo

Bliss in Sao Paulo - 23 August to 25 August

Stolln

Rising Dust in Stolln - 12 July to 15 July

Stendal

Rising Dust in Stendal - 28 August to 02 September

Stendal

Silent Sphere in Stendal - 28 August to 02 September

Stendal

KillatK in Stendal - 28 August to 02 September

Stendal

Emok in Stendal - 28 August to 02 September

Stendal

Bliss in Stendal - 28 August to 02 September

Stendal

Astral Projection in Stendal - 28 August to 02 September

Stendal

Arjuna in Stendal - 28 August to 02 September

Stendal

Psynonima in Stendal - 28 August to 02 September

Mexico

Giuseppe in Mexico - 01 November to 02 November

Sao Paulo

Giuseppe in Sao Paulo - 16 November to 17 November

Berlin

Giuseppe in Berlin - 20 June to 22 June

Barcelona

Psynonima in Barcelona - 11 May

Barcelona

Psynonima in Barcelona - 06 July

Skopje

Giuseppe in Skopje - 25 May

Tel Aviv

Rawar in Tel Aviv - 11 June

Tel Aviv

KillatK in Tel Aviv - 20 June

Borjomi

Rising Dust in Borjomi - 07 September

Athens

Rawar in Athens - 25 May

Bystřice nad Pernštejnem

KillatK in Bystřice nad Pernštejnem - 01 July to 07 July

Villeneuve-Tolosane

Nuky in Villeneuve-Tolosane - 01 June

Bern

Rising Dust in Bern - 31 December

Budapest

Psynonima in Budapest - 14 December

Rome

Psynonima in Rome - 30 April

Kasol

Nuky in Kasol - 04 May to 05 May

Kasol

Dirty Saffi in Kasol - 04 May to 05 May

Dapuszta

Sync 24 in Dapuszta - 26 July to 04 August

Dapuszta

Rising Dust in Dapuszta - 26 July to 04 August

Dapuszta

Carbon Based Lifeforms in Dapuszta - 26 July to 04 August

Dapuszta

Rinkadink in Dapuszta - 26 July to 04 August

Dapuszta

Rawar in Dapuszta - 26 July to 04 August

Dapuszta

Psynonima in Dapuszta - 26 July to 04 August

Dapuszta

Protonica in Dapuszta - 26 July to 04 August

Dapuszta

NoFace in Dapuszta - 26 July to 04 August

Dapuszta

Man With No Name in Dapuszta - 26 July to 04 August

Dapuszta

Libra in Dapuszta - 26 July to 04 August

Dapuszta

Herrhausen & Treindl in Dapuszta - 26 July to 04 August