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Oliver Heldens debuts on Toolroom with ‘Rave Machine’


Oliver Heldens debuts on Toolroom Records with his new single ‘Rave Machine’.

A globally-renowned figure within electronic music, with remixes for The Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris, David Guetta through to Chic, Coldplay, Dua Lipa, Katy Perry. A UK number 1 single and multiple platinum records, Rotterdam-born Oliver Heldens has firmly cemented his position as one of the world’s most notable dance music superstars.

Next up, a huge debut appearance on Mark Knight’s Toolroom imprint as he delivers his latest single, ‘Rave Machine’.

‘Over the last couple years, inspired by the likes of Slam, Alan Fitzpatrick, T78 & DJ Rush to name a few. I’ve been wanting (& trying) to also create music with a more old school / ravey banging Techno approach. Besides the more Housey /Disco-y & ‘Futuristic’ / Elecro-ish tracks I usually do’, says Oliver Heldens.

‘This time while making ‘Rave Machine’ everything just really fell into place. It’s very much inspired on the iconic old school rave anthem ‘88 to piano’ by MainX and I’m very happy how it resulted into this ‘hybrid’ House meets Rave & Techno stomper. It’s pretty playful, melodic & groovy, but still a straightforward banging tune; for me, it has the best of both worlds. Of course also huge credit to Rowetta for adding extra soul & bliss to the record by letting me use her iconic ‘Reach Out’ vocals! It’s a real honour for me + to be able to release this on one of my all-time favorite labels, is truly a childhood dream coming true. Shout out to Mark & the Toolroom team for believing in this track and drawing it over the line with me! Ps: I just found out MainX aka Rene van den Berghe from that ‘88 to piano’ tune is also from my hometown, Rotterdam! Big ups to this legend!’.

It’s certainly a different sound from Oliver, which we love! Listen to it below and grab it here.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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