Nicky Romero drops 4-track ‘Perception EP’ on Protocol

Nicky Romero
Nicky Romero

Nicky Romero prepares for summer with the release of his new EP “Perception,” which includes four tracks that showcase his sonic direction for the festival season. Fans will recognize “Lose My Mind” and “Pressure” as released earlier this year and featured in his Ultra Music Festival main stage set, which are accompanied in the compilation by brand new tracks “Hear Me Now” and “Work My Body.”

Hear Me Now,” which begins with soulful vocals and resonating bass, has a distinct tech-house influence with a twist of old-school garage. “Work My Body” follows, which takes a more gritty approach to the same sound, with catchy vocal riffs and grimy synths. Nicky Romero has displayed many different sides of himself through artistic expression, from his big-room progressive days to his underground alter ego Monocule, and now he’s returning to his OG roots with dynamic house productions.


Over the past years, I’ve been producing different kinds of genres within dance music. At the beginning of 2022, I went back to my roots and started to try out producing more groovy and housey tracks. When I could play Ultra Music Festival again this year as the first major festival after two years, I wanted to drop “Pressure,” “Lose My Mind,” and “Work My Body” to see the main stage crowd’s reaction. The reception of these three tracks was truly amazing, so I couldn’t wait to go back to the studio to work on more music, and this is when I produced “Hear Me Now,” which perfectly concludes the ‘Perception’ EP – Nicky Romero