Deniz Koyu and Raiden team up for their return on Protocol with ‘Am I’
Deniz Koyu and Raiden collaborate on Protocol Recordings for their new track “Am I,” a dance-pop gem that sees the two exploring their softer sides. Stream and download here.
Opening with gentle melodies and a rolling bassline, “Am I” shines with wistful vocals that paint a picture of wanting a relationship with the substance after many hedonistic nights. The chorus featured a choppy, bouncy French house influence, which is a welcome change of pace for both Deniz Koyu and Raiden.
“Am I” is the first collaboration between the German house music veteran and the South Korean talent, and it’s their first Protocol release this year. Raiden’s recent focus has been on K-pop releases and composing music for various TV shows, including “Yours,” which has amassed over 45 million Spotify streams, making it his most-streamed track to date.
Deniz Koyu is a dance music veteran whose iconic club hits “Tung!” and “Bong” helped to shape the landscape of progressive and electro house music as it is today. His remixes of Alesso and Anitta’s “Is That For Me” and The Chainsmokers’ “Young” have gotten him a lot of attention. His foray into indie-pop and house fusion with “Paradise” and the uplifting vocal house of “Lost Soul” demonstrates how he has evolved with the constantly changing landscape of electronic music. It follows Koyu’s previous Spinnin’ Records releases “GO,” “Feel It,” and “Destiny” with Nicky Romero on Protocol. When Deniz returns to the label, it’s always a treat, so keep an eye out for his next single!
Raiden is a critically acclaimed artist who has established himself as a force to be reckoned with. He is an academically trained producer and guitarist as well as a critically acclaimed artist. One of his most well-known songs, “Heart of Steel,” featuring Bright Lights, was featured in the Ultra Korea 2016 aftermovie and has over 2,6 million streams. Since its release in 2018, his collaboration with DubVision, “Keep My Light On,” has received over 20 million Spotify streams. YURI from Girls’ Generation, Chanyeol from EXO, Irene from Red Velvet, and Miyeon from (G)I-DLE are among his previous collaborations. His appearances at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, the Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, Fabrik, Life in Color Ibiza, and the World DJ Festival have earned him a devoted international following.