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

Bangalow NSW

Ben Coda in Bangalow NSW - 11 June

Chihuahua

Rinkadink in Chihuahua - 21 May

MARLBOROUGH

Jossie Telch in MARLBOROUGH - 07 August

Lubz

Rinkadink in Lubz - 02 June to 05 June

Sydney

Electric Universe in Sydney - 22 September to 24 September

Chihuahua

Rinkadink in Chihuahua - 21 May

Belgrade

Astral Projection in Belgrade - 04 June

Ponte De Sor

Man With No Name in Ponte De Sor - 21 August to 22 August

Melbourne

Rinkadink in Melbourne - 03 December

Osaka

Faders in Osaka - 02 July

Osaka

Faders in Osaka - 02 July

Bern

Emok in Bern - 04 September

Vila Velha

Electric Universe in Vila Velha - 18 June

Freiburg

Bliss in Freiburg - 15 July

Cherrabah Resort

Rinkadink in Cherrabah Resort - 26 November

Skopje

Astral Projection in Skopje - 03 June

Belgrade

Astral Projection in Belgrade - 04 June

Skopje

Astral Projection in Skopje - 03 June

Paradyż

Jossie Telch in Paradyż - 16 July

Leipzig

Electric Universe in Leipzig - 03 September

Melbourne

Rinkadink in Melbourne - 03 December

Athens

Man With No Name in Athens - 08 July to 10 July

Athens

Giuseppe in Athens - 08 July to 10 July

Athens

E-Clip in Athens - 08 July to 10 July

Athens

Astral Projection in Athens - 08 July to 10 July

Goa

Rinkadink in Goa - 17 February to 20 February

Gothenburg

Faders in Gothenburg - 16 July

Gothenburg

Imagine Mars in Gothenburg - 16 July

Gothenburg

Electric Universe in Gothenburg - 16 July

Gothenburg

Volcano in Gothenburg - 16 July

Corby

Emok in Corby - 11 September

Corby

Emok in Corby - 11 September

Collias

Giuseppe in Collias - 28 May

Dubai

Nuky in Dubai - 02 July

Association Plan d'Eau de Vieure

Grouch in Association Plan d'Eau de Vieure - 27 August

Dubai

Imagine Mars in Dubai - 03 September

Vienna

Electric Universe in Vienna - 08 July to 09 July

Putlitz

Electric Universe in Putlitz - 13 August to 14 August

Putlitz

E-Clip in Putlitz - 13 August to 14 August

Corby

Emok in Corby - 09 September to 11 September

Olival Basto

Jahbo in Olival Basto - 22 July to 29 July

Olival Basto

Grouch in Olival Basto - 22 July to 29 July

Ozora

Emok in Ozora - 01 August to 07 August

Olival Basto

Banel in Olival Basto - 22 July to 29 July

Association Plan d'Eau de Vieure

Grouch in Association Plan d'Eau de Vieure - 25 August to 28 August

Geelong VIC

Ben Coda in Geelong VIC - 27 May

Jimna

Ben Coda in Jimna - 02 June to 04 June

Tijuana

Rinkadink in Tijuana - 29 May

Mexico City

Electric Universe in Mexico City - 30 July to 31 July

Mexico City

Bliss in Mexico City - 30 July to 31 July

Mexico City

Emok in Mexico City - 30 July to 31 July

Mexico City

Critical Choice in Mexico City - 30 July to 31 July

Mexico City

MVMB in Mexico City - 30 July to 31 July

Mexico City

Banel in Mexico City - 30 July to 31 July

Mexico City

Sphera in Mexico City - 30 July to 31 July

Mexico City

Protonica in Mexico City - 30 July to 31 July

Tutow

Rawar in Tutow - 05 August to 07 August

Tutow

Electric Universe in Tutow - 05 August to 07 August

Tutow

Volcano in Tutow - 05 August to 07 August

Tutow

Imagine Mars in Tutow - 05 August to 07 August

Uberlandia

Electric Universe in Uberlandia - 11 June to 12 June

Berlin

Volcano On Mars in Berlin - 17 July

Berlin

Volcano in Berlin - 17 July

Berlin

Imagine Mars in Berlin - 17 July

Berlin

Faders in Berlin - 17 July

Berlin

Giuseppe in Berlin - 17 July

Tutow

Rawar in Tutow - 05 August

Sao Paulo

Electric Universe in Sao Paulo - 11 June to 12 June

São José dos Campos

Bliss in São José dos Campos - 28 May to 29 May

Recife

Genetrick in Recife - 28 May to 29 May

Recife

Bliss in Recife - 28 May to 29 May

Berlin

Giuseppe in Berlin - 18 July

Bratislava

Giuseppe in Bratislava - 19 August

Horná Streda

Giuseppe in Horná Streda - 17 September

Thessaloniki

Giuseppe in Thessaloniki - 04 June to 05 June

Berlin

Giuseppe in Berlin - 16 June

Copenhagen

Giuseppe in Copenhagen - 02 July

Tel Aviv

Giuseppe in Tel Aviv - 23 September

Mexico

Electric Universe in Mexico - 30 July to 31 July

Zernez

Bliss in Zernez - 24 June

Budapest

Giuseppe in Budapest - 10 December

Lisbon

Giuseppe in Lisbon - 17 December

Sao Paulo

Imagine Mars in Sao Paulo - 20 August

Sao Paulo

Volcano On Mars in Sao Paulo - 20 August

Sao Paulo

Volcano in Sao Paulo - 20 August

Helsinki

Carbon Based Lifeforms in Helsinki - 06 May to 07 May

Swidwin

Asura in Swidwin - 21 July to 24 July

Hamburg

Bliss in Hamburg - 01 October

Hamburg

Rinkadink in Hamburg - 03 December

Putlitz

E-Clip in Putlitz - 14 August

Hamburg

Bliss in Hamburg - 01 October

Parchim

E-Clip in Parchim - 14 August

Putlitz

E-Clip in Putlitz - 12 August to 15 August

Collias

Giuseppe in Collias - 27 May to 28 May

Lisbon

Rising Dust in Lisbon - 01 October

Fortaleza

Boundless in Fortaleza - 18 June

Sao Paulo

Rising Dust in Sao Paulo - 10 June to 19 June

Fortaleza

Yestermorrow in Fortaleza - 18 June

Athens

Electric Universe in Athens - 07 May

Tel Aviv

Dirty Saffi in Tel Aviv - 04 May