HI-LO, Green Velvet, And Dajae Team On New HILOMATIK Single ‘LIFT ME UP’

Embark on a sonic journey with “LIFT ME UP,” an electrifying techno re-imagining by HI-LO and Green Velvet that breathes new life into the 1992 Cajmere & Dajae classic ‘Brighter Days,’ infusing it with pulsating beats, infectious rhythms, and futuristic sounds.

Seamlessly blending old-school charm with cutting-edge production, “LIFT ME UP” transports listeners to the heart of the dance floor, where euphoria reigns supreme. Get ready to lose yourself in the exhilarating groove of “LIFT ME UP” and experience the ultimate dancefloor anthem of the spring. The track has been supported by the likes of John Summit, Adam Beyer, Armin van Buuren, Eli Brown, and many more.

In just a few short years, Oliver Heldens has successfully parlayed his career in the dance music mainstream into a much-lauded alter-ego in the techno world as HI-LO— gaining widespread acceptance from the underground scene in the process. Making the most of an era when genre boundaries are less important or distinct than ever and younger generations cast aside the snobbery of old, the name HI-LO is now synonymous with cutting-edge, quality, hard-hitting, innovative techno. By 2020, his tracks ‘Zeus’ and ‘Kronos’ landed in the Top 10 most-played techno tracks of the year on, making him the #1 most-supported producer platform-wide that year across all genres. His DJ sets as HI-LO has serenaded audiences at huge events like Ultra’s revered Resistance, Manchester’s Warehouse Project, Austin’s Seismic Dance Event, San Diego’s Proper NYE, plus prominent clubs in the techno scene like De Marktkantine in Amsterdam, Watergate in Berlin, E1 in London, Mondo in Madrid and Nitsa in Barcelona, plus numerous stand out performances on Drumcode and Filth on Acid label showcases across the globe.

Combining a big room sensibility with a dark, underground, raw edge, HI-LO has become a trusted tastemaker, with his tracks receiving massive support from luminaries of the scene, including Adam Beyer (who signed his ‘Hypnos,’ ‘Wanna Go Bang’ EPs and ‘CRESCENDO’ to his Drumcode label and invited him to remix his DJ Rush collab ‘Restore My Soul’), Reinier Zonneveld (with whom HI-LO released seven wildly creative collabs), Carl Cox, Solomun, Tale of Us, Anyma, Charlotte de Witte, Enrico Sangiuliano, Pan-Pot, Dubfire, Joseph Capriati, ANNA, AMELIE LENS, Joris Voorn, Robert Hood, Richie Hawtin, and countless other a-list acts. HI-LO was crowned the #1 best-selling and best-streaming techno artist over the last six months, according to Beatport. The next chapter in the HI-LO story was the January 2023 launch of HILOMATIK, a new label showcasing his productions alongside music from hot new talents and techno heroes that will further expand his musical manifesto. The imprint kicked off with the mighty ‘PURA VIDA’ from the man himself and has many exciting releases and party plans lined up in 2024.

A music industry legend, trailblazer, and currently one of the hottest DJs and producers on the underground electronic music scene…Green Velvet… came into existence more than 25 years ago. In 1993, Green Velvet launched Relief Records, and since that time, it has been a constant presence in the industry. When this very eccentric, green Mohawk-wearing Green Velvet emerged, he sent shock waves throughout the House and Techno music scenes. What was even more intriguing was his background. Born in the southern suburbs of Chicago, IL, he has always been an active athlete and focused student determined to follow his dream of becoming a chemical engineer. While he excelled scholastically, he was socially introverted but always committed to finding ways to share his enthusiasm for living. Even today, more than 25 years later…it is difficult to go to any electronic music festival or set and not hear music from Green Velvet/Relief Records. Crowds everywhere sing along when notable hits like ‘Bigger Than Prince,’ ‘Flash,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘Lazer Beams,’ ‘Live Stream,’ ‘Preacher Man,’ ‘Shake and Pop,’ ‘Sheeple,’ ‘Suga,’ and ‘Voicemail,’ are blasting across the airwaves. Part of the history of Green Velvet and Relief Records is all about Love… Love of the music…Love of the fans…Love of other artists. The history of great releases on the label and artists speaks to this.

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.

HI-LO On Tour:

3/20: M2 x Resistance – Miami, FL
3/24: Ultra Music Festival – Miami, FL
4/27: Oranjeblosem Festival – Amsterdam, NL
5/18: EDC – Las Vegas, NV
5/31: The Concourse Project – Austin, TX
6/14: The Great Hall at Avant Gardner – Brooklyn, NY
6/29: ElRow Town: Eindhoven, NL
7/21: Parookaville – Weeze, Germany
7/26: Tomorrowland – Boom, Belgium
8/3: Veld Music Festival – Toronto, ON