Dynamic Collaboration Between Hi-Lo and Eli Brown – ‘Ride Or Die’ –
Gives Rise to an Unforgettable Musical Journey
HI-LOMATIK presents an electrifying collaboration between two immensely talented artists, HI-LO and Eli Brown. A follow-up to their previous collaboration, ‘Industria,’ their groundbreaking new single, ‘RIDE OR DIE,’ has captivated global audiences as one of the biggest smashes of the summer.
A Hip-Hop/techno hybrid, ‘RIDE OR DIE’ is dark and brooding straight out of the gates. The journey only gets more intense as 303s enter the fray for a bath of squelchy acid dripped over the deep thud. This is the definition of peak time.
‘It’s been a pleasure to work with Eli Brown and to combine our strengths in both the studio and in our b2b sets. ‘RIDE OR DIE’ was born in a studio session before our b2b set at E1 London in early March, and when we dropped the first test version of the track during that set and when we saw/heard/felt the crowd’s reaction, we both knew that it was going to be a big one. It’s been one of the most requested IDs in my sets since then, so I’m glad it’s finally out now on HILOMATIK!’ – HI-LO says.
Brown adds, ‘I’m excited to be back with another collaboration with HI-LO, and this one picks up where Industria left off. It’s been a massive part of my set since we made it back in March and one of my most requested IDs from my EDC set earlier this year. After a long wait, I’m excited this is finally coming out, and I can’t wait to share it with the world,’
HI-LO and Eli Brown will each be supporting ‘RIDE OR DIE’ on the road throughout the fall and winter months. HI-LO’s notable performances include a string of shows at the Amsterdam Dance Event in October, while Eli Brown will be focusing on dates throughout The USA and Canada. See below for full itineraries.
In the space of just a few short years, Oliver Heldens has managed to successfully parlay his career in the dance music mainstream into a much-lauded alter-ego in the world of techno 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 1001tracklists.com, 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’ and ‘Wanna Go Bang’ EPs to his Drumcode label and invited him to remix his DJ Rush collab ‘Restore My Soul’), Carl Cox, Solomun, Tale of Us, Anyma, Charlotte de Witte, Enrico Sangiuliano, Pan-Pot, Dubfire, Joseph Capriati, ANNA, 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 year, 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 alike 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 the coming months.
HI-LO On Tour
October 7: Dayrise – Dübendorf, Switzerland
October 20: Verknipt – Amsterdam, Netherlands
October 21: Dockyard 2023 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
November 11: M2 x Resistance – Miami Beach, FL
November 19: Dreamfields Mexico 2023 – Guadalajara, Mexico
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About Eli Brown:
Eli Brown has rapidly established himself as an artist of real distinction in the house world, with his records making an immediate impact upon a flurry of the industry’s biggest names: Carl Cox, Green Velvet, Fisher, Claude VonStroke, Black Madonna, Denis Sulta, Calvin Harris and Annie Mac, the latter of which selected an Eli Brown song twice to become the ‘Hottest Record In The World’ on her BBC Radio 1 show. Eli Brown’s success on the radio and admiration from his peers has turned the attention of Dance Music royalty, Calvin Harris, as the pair have started to write music together. Their ‘Moving’ EP became the first collaboration on Calvin Harris’ Love Regenerator series.
Eli Brown On Tour
10/7 – Ushuaia Ibiza – Sant Josep De Sa Talaia, Spain
10/14 – Ice Factory – Perthperth, United Kingdom
10/19 – Hôtel Amsterdam – Amsterdam, Netherlands
10/20 – World Fashion Centre – Amsterdam, Netherlands
11/2 – Commonwealth Bar & Stage – Calgary, AB
11/3 – Midway – Edmonton, AB, Canada
11/4 – Celebrities Nightclub – Vancouver, BC
11/10 – The Concourse Project – Austin, TX
11/18 – Soundcheck – Washington, DC
11/24 – The Midway – San Francisco, CA
12/1 – Stereo Live – Dallas, TX
12/2 – Stereo Live – Houston, TX
12/7 – Coda – Toronto, ON
12/8 – Coda – Toronto, ON
12/9 – Théâtre Fairmount – Montréal, PQ
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