Nicky Romero recently hosted the 150th episode of his Protocol Radio show, bringing cameras in to document it in front of an intimate crowd in the studio. During the show, Romero talks to Calvin Harris about the state of EDM, and brings in vocalist Daniel Shah, who premieres Romero’s upcoming single “Lighthouse” live in the studio.

Calvin Harris offers up his viewpoint on genres within EDM, explaining that many of the genres that are currently popular in America have already gone out of style in Europe. He then goes on to discuss the mixture of Trap and Big Room that is currently trending in America.

"A lot of the EDM guys are making more hip hop now, playing like a mixture between the big EDM sounds and a big almost electronic hip hop sound, like David Guetta or Showtek kinda sound, but hip hop."

Romero later explains that he had not previously met vocalist Shah, but was instead given the completed vocal track for “Lighthouse,” which he used to produce the single.

This song is basically about when people around you are struggling and you don’t know how to help, but the truth is you just gotta be there for them. You just gotta be their lighthouse,Shah said.

Watch the full episode below...

The tracklist for the 150th episode:

1. Thomas Newson & MAKJ vs. Tiësto & KSHMR feat. Vassy - Black Secrets (Nicky Romero Mashup) 
2. Magnificence & Alec Maire feat. Brooke Forman - Heartbeat (Nicky Romero Edit)
3. Volt & State - Sandcastles
4. Deniz Koyu feat. Amba Shepherd - The Way Out
5. Florian Picasso vs. Alesso feat. Tove Lo - Origami Heroes (Florian Picasso Mashup) 
6. Nicky Romero vs. Volt & State - Warriors
7. Blinders vs. Major Lazer & DJ Snake & Jonas Aden feat. MØ - Sirene vs. Lean On (Nicky Romero Mashup) 
8. Galantis - Runaway (U & I) (Stadiumx Remix)
9. John Christian & Arin Tone & Corey James vs. Avicii & Nicky Romero vs. Daft Punk - Collage vs. I Could Be The One vs. Harder 10. Better Faster Stronger (Nicky Romero Mashup) 
11. Deniz Koyu & Thomas Gold - ID
12. Deniz Koyu & Don Palm vs. Zedd feat. Foxes - Lift Clarity (Nicky Romero Mashup) 
13. Nicky Romero - Lighthouse (Daniel Shah live vocals)
14. Tritonal & Paris Blohm feat. Sterling Fox - Colors

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