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

Bochum

E-Clip in Bochum - 31 December

Cologne

E-Clip in Cologne - 31 December

winterthur

Silent Sphere in winterthur - 10 December

biberist

Silent Sphere in biberist - 31 December

Bern

Silent Sphere in Bern - 21 January

Bern

Silent Sphere in Bern - 25 March

Luzern

Silent Sphere in Luzern - 06 April

Zurich

Silent Sphere in Zurich - 10 June to 11 June

Zernez

Silent Sphere in Zernez - 25 June

Zurich

Silent Sphere in Zurich - 12 August

Erlach

Silent Sphere in Erlach - 02 September

Zurich

Silent Sphere in Zurich - 25 December

Zurich

Silent Sphere in Zurich - 11 March

Zurich

Bliss in Zurich - 11 March

Zurich

Braincell in Zurich - 25 December

Zurich

Braincell in Zurich - 11 February

Sao Paulo

Rising Dust in Sao Paulo - 06 May

Athens

NoFace in Athens - 25 December

Tokyo

Rinkadink in Tokyo - 28 January

Hambye

Banel in Hambye - 01 July to 02 July

Hambye

MVMB in Hambye - 01 July to 02 July

Hambye

Banel in Hambye - 04 December

Hambye

MVMB in Hambye - 04 December

Vagator

Astral Projection in Vagator - 29 January

Collias

Rinkadink in Collias - 18 May to 21 May

Collias

Rawar in Collias - 18 May to 21 May

Collias

Emok in Collias - 18 May to 21 May

Nimes

Rinkadink in Nimes - 18 May to 21 May

Nimes

Rawar in Nimes - 18 May to 21 May

Copenhagen

Bliss in Copenhagen - 30 September

Zurich

Braincell in Zurich - 10 June to 11 June

Lyss

Braincell in Lyss - 03 February

Vagator

Libra in Vagator - 10 February

Zernez

Bliss in Zernez - 25 June

Zurich

Bliss in Zurich - 12 August to 13 August

Zurich

Bliss in Zurich - 25 December

Vagator

Libra in Vagator - 10 February

Vagator

Nuky in Vagator - 19 March

Vagator

Dirty Saffi in Vagator - 19 March

Asprovalta

Braincell in Asprovalta - 30 August to 03 September

Asprovalta

Kox Box in Asprovalta - 30 August to 03 September

Asprovalta

Critical Choice in Asprovalta - 30 August to 03 September

Asprovalta

Emok in Asprovalta - 30 August to 03 September

Asprovalta

E-Clip in Asprovalta - 30 August to 03 September

Asprovalta

Giuseppe in Asprovalta - 30 August to 03 September

Ozora

Jossie Telch in Ozora - 31 July to 06 August

Ozora

Asura in Ozora - 31 July to 06 August

Ozora

Braincell in Ozora - 31 July to 06 August

Ozora

Boundless in Ozora - 31 July to 06 August

Ozora

Rinkadink in Ozora - 31 July to 06 August

Ozora

Kox Box in Ozora - 31 July to 06 August

Ozora

Grouch in Ozora - 31 July to 06 August

Ozora

Emok in Ozora - 31 July to 06 August

Morro de São Paulo

Rising Dust in Morro de São Paulo - 21 February to 03 March

London

Rising Dust in London - 11 March

Delhi

Rawar in Delhi - 11 December

Los Angeles

Giuseppe in Los Angeles - 24 March to 26 March

Melbourne

Rawar in Melbourne - 31 March to 01 April

Los Angeles

Giuseppe in Los Angeles - 24 March to 26 March

Vagator

Kox Box in Vagator - 12 March to 21 November

Hastiere

Sync 24 in Hastiere - 13 May

Hastiere

Carbon Based Lifeforms in Hastiere - 13 May

Aarau

Aardvarkk in Aarau - 30 September

Idanha Nova

Kox Box in Idanha Nova - 20 July to 27 July

Idanha Nova

Silent Sphere in Idanha Nova - 20 July to 27 July

Idanha Nova

E-Clip in Idanha Nova - 20 July to 27 July

Idanha Nova

Nuky in Idanha Nova - 20 July to 27 July

Gothenburg

Bliss in Gothenburg - 29 April

Tel Aviv

Aardvarkk in Tel Aviv - 17 December

Stolln

Giuseppe in Stolln - 23 June to 26 June

Stolln

Astral Projection in Stolln - 23 June to 26 June

Stolln

Man With No Name in Stolln - 23 June to 26 June

Stolln

NoFace in Stolln - 23 June to 26 June

Stolln

Aardvarkk in Stolln - 23 June to 26 June

Brooman

Rawar in Brooman - 07 April to 08 April

Berlin

Psynonima in Berlin - 08 April

Chiapas

Rawar in Chiapas - 28 December

Köln

Psynonima in Köln - 09 April

San Cristobal De Las Casas

Rawar in San Cristobal De Las Casas - 31 December

Berlin

Psynonima in Berlin - 23 November

Berlin

Psynonima in Berlin - 08 April

Cologne

Bliss in Cologne - 25 August

Mexico

Nuky in Mexico - 18 February to 19 February

Mexico

Aardvarkk in Mexico - 18 February to 19 February

Budapest

Electric Universe in Budapest - 18 March to 19 March

Fortaleza

Libra in Fortaleza - 18 March

Vagator

Astral Projection in Vagator - 22 January

Vagator

Nuky in Vagator - 29 January

Vagator

Dirty Saffi in Vagator - 29 January

Vagator

Braincell in Vagator - 05 March

London

Nuky in London - 04 March

London

Aardvarkk in London - 04 March

Melbourne

Libra in Melbourne - 08 December to 10 December

London

Nuky in London - 04 March

London

Aardvarkk in London - 04 March

Wittstock

Psynonima in Wittstock - 13 May

Coimbra e Covilhã

Psynonima in Coimbra e Covilhã - 10 March to 11 March

Minnesota

Carbon Based Lifeforms in Minnesota - 14 September to 16 September

DUBAI

Astral Projection in DUBAI - 17 December

Coimbra

Psynonima in Coimbra - 10 March to 11 March