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

Recife

Libra in Recife - 09 October

Goiania

Libra in Goiania - 08 October

Recife

Libra in Recife - 09 October

Maringa

Rising Dust in Maringa - 11 December to 13 December

Porto Alegre

Rising Dust in Porto Alegre - 03 November to 10 November

Sao Paulo

Libra in Sao Paulo - 10 December

Sao Paulo

Rising Dust in Sao Paulo - 10 December

Maringa

Rising Dust in Maringa - 10 December

Porto Alegre

Rising Dust in Porto Alegre - 03 November to 10 November

Athens

Emok in Athens - 10 December

Vienna

Protonica in Vienna - 11 November

Cherrabah Resort

Rinkadink in Cherrabah Resort - 03 December

Melbourne

Rinkadink in Melbourne - 02 December

Tel Aviv

Psynonima in Tel Aviv - 10 March

Tel Aviv

Giuseppe in Tel Aviv - 10 March

Sao Paulo

Libra in Sao Paulo - 07 October to 09 October

Pratigi

Rinkadink in Pratigi - 29 December to 03 January

Sao Paulo

Giuseppe in Sao Paulo - 31 December

Pratigi

Emok in Pratigi - 29 December to 03 January

Pratigi

Bliss in Pratigi - 29 December to 03 January

Sao Paulo

NoFace in Sao Paulo - 25 March

Sao Paulo

Aardvarkk in Sao Paulo - 25 March

Dubai

Rawar in Dubai - 31 December

Sydney

Bliss in Sydney - 28 October

Melbourne

Bliss in Melbourne - 29 October

Melbourne

Bliss in Melbourne - 29 October

Zurrieq

Astral Projection in Zurrieq - 10 December

La Reole

Giuseppe in La Reole - 27 May

Sao Paulo

Bliss in Sao Paulo - 14 October to 15 October

Bordeaux

Giuseppe in Bordeaux - 27 May

San Pedro la Laguna

Jossie Telch in San Pedro la Laguna - 29 October

Neustadt-Glewe

Electric Universe in Neustadt-Glewe - 12 July to 16 July

Neustadt-Glewe

Bliss in Neustadt-Glewe - 12 July to 16 July

Eldena

Electric Universe in Eldena - 30 August to 04 September

Eldena

Bliss in Eldena - 30 August to 04 September

Hamburg

Electric Universe in Hamburg - 12 July to 16 July

Hamburg

Bliss in Hamburg - 12 July to 16 July

Melbourne

Jossie Telch in Melbourne - 22 October

Tokyo

Astral Projection in Tokyo - 29 October

Terni

Electric Universe in Terni - 17 August

Terni

Psynonima in Terni - 17 August

Terni

Giuseppe in Terni - 17 August

Cape Town

Emok in Cape Town - 23 December

Cape Town

Banel in Cape Town - 23 December

Zurich

Faders in Zurich - 10 June to 11 June

Bern

Genetrick in Bern - 19 November

Bern

Emok in Bern - 19 November

Lubz

Rinkadink in Lubz - 01 June to 04 June

London

E-Clip in London - 18 November

London

MVMB in London - 18 November

London

Critical Choice in London - 18 November

London

Banel in London - 18 November

London

Emok in London - 18 November

Sao Paulo

Bliss in Sao Paulo - 14 October to 15 October

Sao Paulo

Electric Universe in Sao Paulo - 15 October

Nantes

Emok in Nantes - 16 December

Sao Paulo

NoFace in Sao Paulo - 17 December

Aubervilliers

Emok in Aubervilliers - 16 September

Berlin

Electric Universe in Berlin - 16 September

Stockholm

Astral Projection in Stockholm - 28 October

Freiburg

Bliss in Freiburg - 14 July

Stockholm

Astral Projection in Stockholm - 28 October

Dubai

Nuky in Dubai - 12 November

Lisbon

Rawar in Lisbon - 27 August to 29 August

Lisbon

Giuseppe in Lisbon - 27 August to 29 August

Montreal

Jossie Telch in Montreal - 20 August

Montreal

Jossie Telch in Montreal - 20 August

Tel Aviv

Electric Universe in Tel Aviv - 07 October

Gothenburg

Rising Dust in Gothenburg - 29 October

Hertfordshire

Carbon Based Lifeforms in Hertfordshire - 08 September to 12 September

Lisbon

Rawar in Lisbon - 24 August to 29 August

Lisbon

Giuseppe in Lisbon - 24 August to 29 August

Fortaleza

Giuseppe in Fortaleza - 15 October

Tokyo

E-Clip in Tokyo - 28 October to 30 October

Cherrabah Resort

Rinkadink in Cherrabah Resort - 02 December

Tala

Giuseppe in Tala - 05 November to 06 November

Guadalajara

Giuseppe in Guadalajara - 05 November to 06 November

Mexico

Giuseppe in Mexico - 12 November to 13 November

Marseille

Giuseppe in Marseille - 14 January

Curitiba

Giuseppe in Curitiba - 26 November

Sao Paulo

NoFace in Sao Paulo - 20 August

Sao Paulo

Aardvarkk in Sao Paulo - 20 August

Dhaka

zz_test in Dhaka - 16 June

langnau im emmental

Aardvarkk in langnau im emmental - 11 September

Dhaka

_test in Dhaka - 16 June

Sao Paulo

Nuky in Sao Paulo - 30 December to 31 December

Sao Paulo

Dirty Saffi in Sao Paulo - 30 December to 31 December

Bangalore

Rising Dust in Bangalore - 23 July

Bangalore

Rising Dust in Bangalore - 24 July

New Delhi

Rising Dust in New Delhi - 21 July

Cologne

Bliss in Cologne - 26 November

Tel Aviv

E-Clip in Tel Aviv - 13 August

Lisbon

Rising Dust in Lisbon - 05 November

GOA

Rinkadink in GOA - 17 February

GOA

Rinkadink in GOA - 17 February

Sydney

Electric Universe in Sydney - 25 November to 27 November

Sydney

Aardvarkk in Sydney - 25 November to 27 November

Belgrade

Volcano in Belgrade - 27 August

Tokyo

E-Clip in Tokyo - 28 October to 30 October

Stockholm

Astral Projection in Stockholm - 09 September