HI-LO – Renegade Mastah (Original Mix)
It didn’t take long for the world to identify Oliver Helden as the young man behind Musical Freedom’s wild card ID turned UK vocal chart topper ‘Gecko,’ but the Dutch talent’s ascent has since been hard to miss. Having recently pulled the same trick to announce both his HI-LO moniker and Helldeep Records imprint, his new alter-ego plays a crucial part in establishing himself as a modern house torchbearer.
Heldens is not an artist to be stripped down to genre gimmicks. “Renegade Mastah” shamelessly plays on Wildchild’s immortalized hit two decades past its release — not to mention Helden’s own birth date. The result is not a shallow throwback, but evidence that somewhere along the line, the Dutch star has found a way to channel the past and the future in a way that few even double his age have managed. With enough rasp and wobble to hold ranks with his chums at Spinnin, Oliver Heldens remains one of the most favorable and relevant newcomers to extend his reach beyond the club floor.