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September 21 2020

Oliver Heldens goes into HI-LO mode for techno beast ‘Kronos’

HI-LO is back with another heavy duty banger to keep pulses racing and the spirit of the dancefloor alive inside all of us. ‘Kronos’ is an absolute monster and one of his toughest tracks to date.

Huge kick drums kick a hole in your speaker in a hardstyle fashion as the track begins. Hi-hats bite in perfect opposition. The rumblings of a bassline are just discernible in the depths. The breakdown arrives to lay on a rush-inducing synth arpeggio and reverberant, commanding bass tones. All that’s left is for a big snare roll to thrust us towards the drop, where the bass gnarls and warps further and more gritty groove inflection is injected. The second break lays on big, swirling chords that mimic the bass/lead melody and send the track soaring higher. The contrast between this dizzying, euphoric, build-up and the hammer-tough sections that surround it is incredibly pleasing. This one is set to be a big hit with the techno crowd.

‘Kronos’ continues HI-LO’s Greek god themed names following the acclaimed HI-LO singles ‘Poseidon’ and ‘Zeus’, which have become fixtures within the DJ community garnering support from the likes of Enrico Sangiuliano, UMEK, Amelie Lens, Rebuke, Wehbba, Deadmau5 & more.

Heldens is riding high off the recent release of ‘Break This Habit’ with Kiko Bun, and has been working hard to keep his fans entertained online throughout this difficult year. He has been one of the most prolific artists during the pandemic, with We Rave You naming his live stream from The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam as their ‘Set Of The Year’. It also helped to raise over $70,000 for Equal Justice Initiative and Color Of Change in collaboration with Digital Mirage. He also headlined the Formula One season opener to over half a million people worldwide, and Beatport recently revealed him as their bestselling Dance Artist of the last year. Katy Perry also called his remix of her recent single ‘Daisies’ her favourite remix of one of her own tracks that’s ever been commissioned, and she added it to her album as a result.

Also look out for Oliver Heldens’ newly-announced live streaming concept, Heldens Everywhere, which will take virtual events to a new level of production and originality. With a large budget allocated to the production, it’s a truly special event with major live stream player Cadenza.tv powering it, it’s set to be a truly unique pay-per-view event for fans.

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