Two of Techno’s biggest hitters are back in the saddle for another collaboration of monumental proportions.
Following the phenomenal global success of their chart-topping debut Mercury back in August 2022, HI-LO and Space 92 now return to the fore to deliver their eagerly awaited follow up record, ‘Arpeggio’.
Out now via HI-LO’s burgeoning HILOMATIK imprint, ‘Arpeggio’ sees the internationally celebrated Dutch producer continue his incredible run of form under his techno-leaning HI-LO alias, alongside one of the fastest rising names in electronic music; Space 92.
Unyielding basslines, frenzied rhythms and an unmistakable arpeggiated breakdown riff form the backbone of the single-sided package, as the two producers take us on a powerful peak-time journey through an uncompromising six-minute original. Famed for their dynamic soundscapes and hard-hitting atmospheres, HI-LO and Space 92’s treatment across ‘Arpeggio’ is both gratifyingly dark and mind-bendingly hypnotic, engaging the listener in from the very first kick drum.
Complete with impressive complexity and hi-octane energy throughout, the two producers capitalize on their innate ability to draw you into their captivating collaborative construct, as they explore a remarkable array of timbres from across the techno spectrum.
Speaking about the new single, HI-LO commented:
“I made the melody of this track in 2012 when I was 17 and it just always stuck with me, but I never finished a track with it. Until I showed it to Space 92 in Bali last year and we ended up finishing this idea together, and I couldn’t be happier with the end result! More melodic, melancholic & ‘dramatic’ than our previous collab ‘Mercury’, I think ‘Arpeggio’ perfectly blends the worlds of ‘Afterlife’ melodic techno, trance and peak time techno, without losing any of that high energy drive that also made ‘Mercury’ so effective.”
Continuing on the collaboration, Space 92 commented:
“Working again with Oliver was an absolute pleasure as always. Our two worlds merge in such a delicate manner, I’m very excited about this one!”
HI-LO kicked off 2023 with the launch of his brand new label HILOMATIK, the third label under Heldens’ wing. To launch the label, HI-LO released the hard-hitting groover ‘PURA VIDA’, which recently got the Wehbba treatment with a remix that dropped on March 17. Recently crowned Best-Selling Techno Artist on Beatport and claiming the #1 spot of their Top 10 Most-Streamed Techno Artists ranking, and supported by the some of the scene’s biggest names like Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Solomun, Tale of Us, Amelie Lens, Richie Hawtin, Robert Hood, Joseph Capriati, Enrico Sangiuliano, ANNA, Joris Voorn and many more, HI-LO is proving that he is name that can’t be avoided on the Techno front anymore. Now a mainstay name of the live circutl, HI-LO just played two unforgettable sets during Miami Music Week, a b2b with Tespilot at the Resistance Megastructure at Ultra as well as a b2b w Layton Giordani at Drumcode’s label night at the brand new M2, which Resistance hosted for the week. Additionally, he’ll be making his way to South Americafor Ultra Brazil and Peru, and will be back in Belgium for he iconic Tomorrowland later this summer.
The mastermind behind a string of #1 hits including The Door, Colonia, The Game and Atlas amongst others, trailblazing French producer Space 92 is recognised as one of Techno’s best-selling artists; a title he has held for the past three consecutive years.
Delivering his chart-topping Gravity EP on Filth On Acid earlier this year, March 20th saw the in-demand French DJ / producer expand on the project with his jaw-dropping Gravity Livestream performance recorded against the backdrop of France’s imposing Normandy coastline. On the live front, Space 92 has recently joined forces with fellow French artist POPOF for the launch of their collaborative moniker, Turbulences.
Since forming in late 2022, the hybrid/live act has already performed at some of America and Asia’s best festivals and events, making their most recent appearance at ULTRA Music Festival 2023 on the famed Megastructure stage.
HI-LO & Space 92 – ‘Arpeggio’ is out now via HILOMATIK