Techno | HI-LO, aka Oliver Heldens, Gets Ravey On New Track, “Ooh La La”

Posted by on November 24, 2015

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Oliver Heldens has been recognized not only for his deep house work under his self-named moniker, but also as his bass alias, HI-LO. His latest track, “Ooh La La” adds techno to his resume with underground bass vibes. A fast percussion beat and driving risers set the stage for HI-LO’s latest track that evolves into a heavy walking bass line and pounding synth melody. Doppler hi-hats ring as the vocal line repeats an “Ooh La La” vocal sample. Although wandering from his expected sound, “”Ooh La La” adds a new vibe to HI-LO’s quickly expanding library.

Bass | Oliver Heldens Drops HI-LO Edit of 90s Classic “MHATLP”

Posted by on September 8, 2015

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Most producers would be happy being a superstar in one genre, but Oliver Heldens is not like most producers. At twenty years old, Heldens has championed an emerging genre in future house, started his own Heldeep Records imprint, and is now turning his attention to the rising bass house genre with his HI-LO moniker. HIs most recent output comes in the form of a HI-LO edit of the forthcoming Oliver Heldens & Da Hool remake of a 90s classic, “MHATLP,” and it’s a modern day makeover of an old school track. The glitchy melody of the original now sits atop a bed of raw, rolling breaks, gruff bass lines, and whiny synth stabs, as Heldens dons his HI-LO mask for this edit. “MHATLP” is due out on September 28th via Spinnin’ Records.

House | Oliver Heldens’ HI-LO Alias Releases Free Track, “Wappy Flirt”

Posted by on August 18, 2015

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After launching his label, Heldeep Records, with “Renegade Mastah,” Oliver Heldens, aka HI-LO, returns with the third effort through his alias. It’s a new track titled “Wappy Flirt,” and it shows him continuing his exploration in the tech-house realm that’s just outside of his Oliver Heldens releases. The track takes on more subtleties than his usual high-energy stompers, like “Crank It Up,” and it draws upon the thick groove to drive the track through its clubby atmospheres. Enjoy the track above and download it for free below.

Free Download: HI-LO – Wappy Flirt


House | Oliver Heldens Releases Second Single As HI-LO “Renegade Mastah” On Heldeep Records

Posted by on July 24, 2015

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After claiming HI-LO as his bass-heavy alter ego, Oliver Heldens finally sees the official release of the first single on his artist imprint, Heldeep Records. Coming from HI-LO just as expected, “Renegade Mastah” is the futuristic version of a song that has been a staple in EDM’s historic rise. HI-LO takes us back to a time where raving in warehouses was illegal, but the raw, unrefined nature of the gatherings was the point of appeal. We only received a preview when the news was initially announced, but Oliver Heldens now lets us in on his HI-LO masterpiece. “Renegade Mastah” can be found on Beatport for official purchase.

Bass | Oliver Heldens Reveals Himself As HI-LO, Previews Inaugural Heldeep Records Release “Renegade Mastah”

Posted by on July 7, 2015

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It’s safe to say that the ZHU trend is alive and well. Within the last year, dance music has been experiencing an influx of mystery producers, like marshmello and ATTLAS, who choose to remain nameless, often prompting Internet detectives to go searching for their true identities. The Internet water cooler gossip only heightens with each release, and self-proclaimed experts begin speculating as to the identities of these mystery producers, claiming that Skrillex is actually marshmello, or that deadmau5 is ATTLAS. When the mysterious bass house producer, HI-LO, surfaced a few months ago on Mad Decent, the Internet went searching for clues as to his identity, and it looks like they’ve hit the nail on the head as to who he really is – Oliver Heldens. The Dutch phenom revealed himself as the mastermind behind HI-LO, and unveiled his newest single, “Renegade Mastah,” which will be the first release on his recently-announced Heldeep Records. “Renegade Mastah” builds on the bass house sound that Heldens explored in “Crank It Up,” as he borrows the familiar vocal sample from “Renegade Master” by Wildchild. The track is due out on July 20th via Heldeep Records.

Bass | The Enigmatic HI-LO Gives Us A First Taste Of His Sound With “Crank It Up”

Posted by on May 21, 2015

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Future house is becoming a norm now and producers are really having to think outside the box to differentiate themselves from the pack. Bass house, a sub-genre of sorts, has been in the works to find its exact sound with producers like Jauz and Ghastly morphing dubstep and future house into a middle ground. After finding this track through the daily Soundcloud search, it seems that HI-Lo should be added to this list. His debut track, “Crank It Up,” shifts the balance of bass-driven house sounds towards the techier side of things and does not go light on how much bass it uses, which in this case is pretty stellar. You’re going to want to check this kid out as he has already been picked up by Diplo to release the track via Mad Decent on June 25th.