HI-LO & Green Velvet Gives a Techno Rebirth to a Classic with 'LIFT ME UP'

Lift Me Up

In a vibrant fusion of talents, HI-LO, the alter-ego of Oliver Heldens, and techno legend Green Velvet have collaborated on a groundbreaking new single, 'LIFT ME UP,' marking a significant moment for techno enthusiasts. The track, a modern re-imagination of the 1992 classic 'Brighter Days' by Cajmere & Dajae, promises to bring a fresh, pulsating beat to dance floors worldwide, blending nostalgic vibes with contemporary sounds.

The genesis of 'LIFT ME UP' traces back to a moment of inspiration following HI-LO's energetic back-to-back set with Eli Brown at Ezoo, NY. Driven to create something "funky and loopy, yet still banging," HI-LO produced a track that harked back to his early works, with a nod to Hardgroove Techno elements. Recognizing the track's potential, HI-LO reached out to Green Velvet, a long-time supporter and influence since Heldens' early teenage years. Their collaboration has slowed down the track, infusing it with more groove and elevating it with Dajae's iconic vocals, propelling the song to new heights. "There hasn't been a track for me in the last six months that's been getting better responses in my sets than this one," HI-LO shares, underlining the enthusiastic reception it has garnered among fans and fellow DJs.

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Oliver Heldens, under his HI-LO moniker, has seamlessly transitioned from the dance music mainstream to become a venerated name in the techno scene, acclaimed for his innovative and hard-hitting productions. Achievements like his tracks' Zeus' and 'Kronos,' which have become among the most-played techno tracks of 2020, and being the most-supported producer across all genres on 1001tracklists.com underscore his impact on the genre. HI-LO's performances have captivated audiences worldwide, from Ultra's Resistance to the techno hubs of Berlin, Amsterdam, and beyond, earning accolades from techno luminaries such as Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, and Charlotte de Witte.

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Green Velvet

Green Velvet, a trailblazer in the industry with over 25 years under his belt, continues to be a pivotal figure in the electronic music scene. From his unique persona marked by a vibrant green Mohawk to his foundational label, Relief Records, Green Velvet has remained a constant source of innovation and inspiration. His ability to merge eccentricity with profound musical expertise has left an indelible mark on the house and techno landscapes.

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The collaboration between HI-LO and Green Velvet on 'LIFT ME UP' is a meeting of minds and a blend of histories, influences, and sounds that promise to invigorate the techno scene. As 'LIFT ME UP' hits the airwaves and clubs, its mix of old-school charm and cutting-edge production is set to become the anthem of the season, celebrated by fans and artists alike for its ability to connect, uplift, and move the masses.

Fans can expect to see HI-LO and Green Velvet bringing 'LIFT ME UP' to life on stages across the globe this winter as they leave their mark on the techno world. The track is available now through HILOMATIK, marking yet another milestone for HI-LO's burgeoning label, which aims to showcase innovative techno talents and heroes alike.

In an era where musical boundaries are increasingly fluid, 'LIFT ME UP' stands as a testament to the power of collaboration, innovation, and the enduring appeal of techno. As both HI-LO and Green Velvet continue to push the boundaries of the genre, their joint effort on 'LIFT ME UP' is a beacon of creativity and a celebration of techno's vibrant future.

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