‘Poseidon’ is a full-throttle techno banger with a nasty sting in its tail. Rumbling sub bass throbs away under hard-punching kick before the rasping, distorted synth lead hovers into focus. A huge snare and clap build pushes the intensity before the full, majorly detuned, guttural lead pummels us into submission. With a seriously wide stereo vibration dominating the attention, this gritty sound plays out a dark melody. Layers of filth bolster its texture, before a heavenly vox synth style arpeggio arrives in the main break to provide some pretty juxtaposition. Handle with care: this one is absolutely devastating!
Listen to ‘Poseidon’ on Spotify!
Oliver Heldens’ most recent release under his own name, ‘Turn Me On’, has proved another massive hit for Ministry Of Sound. Gaining close to 5 million streams since its recent release, the track quickly rose to #2 on the UK Shazam Chart and Top 30 on the Global 200 chart. Along with early support from Enrico Sangiululiano, Umek, and Wheba it also received the coveted BBC Radio 1 ‘Tune Of The Week’ accolade and was playlisted by the station as well as by Capital FM and Kiss FM. It also broke into the UK Top 40 Official Chart, marking Heldens 3rd such honor to date.
Oliver’s also gearing up for his huge Oliver Heldens & Friends party at Paradiso during ADE on Wednesday 16 October, with a stellar cast of guests set to join him at the hallowed venue on the night. He’ll be digging deep in his crate for his headline sets, ploughing through lots of classics, plenty of exclusive new material from his studio and Heldeep Records and even some tech house and techno flavours in the vein of this storming new single.
HI-LO – ‘Poseidon’ is OUT NOW via Heldeep Records