HI-LO releases new track ‘Brazil’ which he fittingly premiered at Ultra Brazil
Taut filtered kicks punch a hole in the speaker as shuffling hi-hats build an energetic groove, before the sub weight is unleashed and the lead riff snakes its way into focus. The arpeggiated, almost classical nature of this dark melody is immediately infectious and brings a real sense of drama to the proceedings.
Its rubbery texture is augmented by rasping swells and offset by laser-like chord stabs that give the track a deeper atmosphere. A playful plucked melody joins just before the break, where sorrowful chime chords add the final layer of this emotional slab of hard-hitting techno. Brooding bass synths add a sonorous touch as the percussion filters back into life, thrusting us towards the inevitable.
The sense of release when those kicks thump into play is palpable, and one more mini-break gives us another taste of that irresistible juxtaposition before the track leads us to its finish point.
‘Brazil’ was, fittingly, premiered in his show-stopping set at Ultra Brazil last weekend, receiving huge reactions from his loyal fans, before he headed off to Ultra Peru for another memorable show. Oliver has been very productive under his alias since the beginning of the year, releasing no less than six tracks in four months, ‘Nirvana’ and ‘Samsara’ with Reinier Zonneveld, ‘PURA VIDA’ and ‘TORNADO’, ‘Arpeggio’ with Space 92, and ‘Brazil’.
On top of that, he launched his own techno focused label HILOMATIK, and is a constant resident of Beaport’s Top 10 artist chart. For those who haven’t had a chance to experience HI-LO live, he will be touring the world this summer, with shows at Tomorrowland, elrow, Airbeat One, Weekend Festival, and many more.
Oliver Heldens’ HI-LO alias is reserved for his deepest and darkest records. After being crowned Best-Selling Techno Artist on Beatport and claiming the #1 spot of Beatport’s Top 10 Most-Streamed Techno Artists, HI-LO launched his own imprint HILOMATIK with two fierce cuts ‘PURA VIDA’ and ‘TORNADO’.
His releases inspired by the Greek Gods, like ‘Poseidon’, ‘Athena’, ‘Hades’, ‘Check’, ‘Zeus’ and ‘Kronos’ been a contributing factor to Oliver being awarded the coveted spot on 1001 Tracklist as the #1 most supported producer platform wide in 2020 and #8 in 2021.
Not only has HI-LO collaborated with some of the biggest and hottest names in modern techno like Reinier Zonneveld, Adam Beyer, Nina Kraviz, Eli Brown and Space 92, his releases have seen further support from the likes of Carl Cox, Solomun, Tale of Us, Amelie Lens, Richie Hawtin, Robert Hood, Joseph Capriati, Enrico Sangiuliano, ANNA, Joris Voorn and many more.
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HI-LO – ‘Brazil’ is out now!
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