It’s been a busy summer for Oliver Heldens, who announced his own dedicated festival Heldeep Island back in June, while unleashing a slew of tracks like his Moby remix and teasing his upcoming single “Flamingo.” Never one to stand still, the Dutch DJ is already gearing up for a new release under his HI-LO moniker with the preview of an upcoming Chocolate Puma collaboration scheduled to come out later in the month.
The soon to be released collab is titled “Steam Train” and follows in line with the retro underground vibe commonly explored under the HI-LO project, with rumbling hand percussion layered over pounding kicks and offbeat hi-hats. The preview runs around two minutes long, focusing largely on the intricately layered rhythms, as a staccato pan flute melody takes over before the teaser cuts to silence.
Oliver Heldens and Chocolate Puma offer up a lengthy glimpse at their joint effort and we’re excited by what we hear in the preview. The intense grooves coupled with an ominous melody sets the track apart as a hypnotic house banger with a unique production.
“Steam Train” is slated for release on September 19 via Heldeep Records.