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HI-LO, Green Velvet, and Dajae team on new HILOMATIK single ‘Lift me up’

  • Laura Liendo
  • 8 March 2024
HI-LO, Green Velvet, and Dajae team on new HILOMATIK single ‘Lift me up’

Experience a thrilling sonic adventure with "LIFT ME UP," a dynamic techno reimagining crafted by HI-LO and Green Velvet. Reviving the 1992 classic 'Brighter Days' by Cajmere & Dajae, this track pulsates with infectious beats, rhythms, and futuristic sounds. Get ready to be swept away on a journey of electrifying energy and dance-floor euphoria.

"LIFT ME UP" effortlessly merges vintage allure with cutting-edge craftsmanship, whisking listeners into the heart of the dance floor where euphoria reigns supreme. Prepare to surrender to the infectious groove of "LIFT ME UP," the quintessential anthem of the spring dance scene. Garnering support from luminaries such as John Summit, Adam Beyer, Armin van Buuren, Eli Brown, and many more, this track promises an electrifying journey for all who dare to join.

“Last year in September, coming back home after a massive b2b closing set with Eli Brown at Ezoo NY, I felt very inspired to make something a bit more funky and loopy, yet still banging, with some Hardgroove Techno elements. After exporting the first version with the working title ‘hi-lo funky stab hardgroove dj tool’ I immediately thought I should send this to Green Velvet. The track reminded me a bit of some of my early HI-LO tracks from 2015-2016, and Green Velvet was actually one of the first supporters of the HI-LO project back in 2015. He’s been a big influence on me since I first heard his music at parties in Rotterdam in my early teenage years around 2008/2009, and when I met him at Tomorrowland in 2015, I was so happy to find out how much of a positive and blissful person he is. Ever since we have wanted to do something together, and occasionally, I would send something his way, but now, this time, with this ‘hi-lo funky stab hard groove DJ tool’ track, we finally made it happen. We slowed it down a bit and gave it a bit more groove, and when we added Dajae’s vocals from their legendary track, ‘Brighter Days, ' the track just transcended to a different level! I’m super happy with the result. There hasn’t been a track for me in the last 6 months that’s been getting better responses in my sets than this one, and it’s been amazing to see how crowds have been exploding to it in other DJs’ sets as well, like Eli Brown, John Summit, Diplo, Adam Beyer and more,” HI-LO says.

In just a few years, Oliver Heldens has transitioned from the dance music mainstream to the techno world under his alter-ego, HI-LO, garnering widespread acclaim from the underground scene. Embracing an era where genre boundaries blur, HI-LO has become synonymous with cutting-edge, high-quality techno. By 2020, his tracks 'Zeus' and 'Kronos' ranked in the Top 10 most-played techno tracks of the year, solidifying his position as the #1 most-supported producer across all genres. HI-LO's DJ sets have captivated audiences at renowned events like Ultra's Resistance, Manchester's Warehouse Project, and Austin's Seismic Dance Event, as well as esteemed clubs such as De Marktkantine in Amsterdam and Watergate in Berlin. With standout performances worldwide, HI-LO continues to leave a lasting impression on the global techno scene.

HI-LO has carved a niche by blending big room sensibilities with a gritty underground vibe, earning accolades as a tastemaker in the techno scene. His tracks have gained immense support from industry heavyweights like Adam Beyer, Reinier Zonneveld, Carl Cox, and many others. Notably, HI-LO was ranked as the #1 best-selling and best-streaming techno artist on Beatport in recent months. In January 2023, he launched HILOMATIK, a label poised to showcase his own productions alongside emerging talents and established figures in techno. The label debuted with HI-LO's powerful track 'PURA VIDA,' setting the stage for a promising future with exciting releases and event plans lined up for 2024.

HI-LO and Green Velvet will support ‘LIFT ME UP’ on the road throughout winter. See below for full itineraries.

‘LIFT ME UP’ is available now via HILOMATIK.

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