Oliver Heldens sets first HI-LO release loose from 2021 vault, ‘Athena’
New year, new HI-LO.
After putting forth a handful of HI-LO originals in 2020, “Zeus” and “Kronos,” Oliver Heldens is once again bending to his alias’ underground sensibilities, this time with “Athena.” The first offering from the 2021 HI-LO vault, “Athena” delves into a brand of madly driving techno that stands in dark distinction from anything that’s surfaced under the Heldens moniker to date. That, of course, is by HI-LO design, and the hammering pulse of the side project, manifested in “Athena,” makes it clear that although HI-LO singles might have a history of being somewhat few and far in between, they never compromise on caliber.
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