Future house maestro Oliver Heldens is back with “Lift Me Up,” a collaboration with big room duo Firebeatz and Dutch producer Schella, featuring the elevating vocals of singer Carla Monroe.
Released on Heldeep Records, the bouncy track has a driving groove and funky bassline that encourages listeners to get up and start moving in any way they know how. The original mix features the full vocal stylings of Monroe, while the club mix relies mostly on the repeating titular phrase and energetic bass lead to get dancers out of their seats.
Heldens has been busy on the touring side, coming off international stops in Europe that include an ADE showcase and will be playing the infamous Printworks in London later this month. Expect to to see “Life Me Up” as the backing track to a bevy of shuffling videos in the near future, and plenty of it at his tour stops as well.
The French house maestros previously released a few tracks off the project — “The Sermon,” “Summer 99,” and “Kurupt“— along with a “No Redemption” tour remix pack. The new EP arrives one month before the pair head to San Francisco for a sold-out show at Bill Graham Civic Center, followed by another performance at Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater, and an EDC Las Vegas appearance on May 20th.
Through the audacious originality of Tchami’s Confession label, Tchami x Malaa have managed to amass an international congregation of house fanatics through their diversity and style, which utilizes mind-bending religious imagery over a unique blend of future house and bass music. Their sheer clout on the international stage has made their “No Redemption” project one of the top acts to see in 2018.
With last year’s arrival of Marshmello and Selena Gomez‘s hotly anticipated dance/pop crossover track, “Wolves,” it became clear the masked producer was setting his sights on the world of commercial pop. Paired with their live performance of “Wolves” at the 2017 AMAs, fans of Marshmello began wondering if the once-enigmatic bass producer was turning his back on EDM altogether.
Mellogang can rest easy as the producer has just enlisted a bevy of dance music producers to touch up his high-profile collaboration. Included on the official remix pack is Moti, Owen Norton, Said the Sky, Sneek, Total Ape, and a standout Rusko performance that plays as a deep/future house track with hard house elements. Brooding drums, futuristic synths, and interesting vocal edits mark the sonic space of Rusko’s re-imagining of the pair’s single. Wherever the track sits along the dance music spectrum, it’s a surprisingly left-field move for the UK-dubstep producer who is largely credited with popularizing the dubstep movement in the US.