HI-LO has been on a tear this year. His latest HILOMATIK single ‘Waking Life (A New Dawn) (feat. Michael Ekow)’ will have you once again moving to the beat. The tune is groovy yet aggressive with its punchy stabs throughout. Michael Ekow keeps the vibes flowing throughout with prominent UK rap vocals. The blend of garage and techno is executed perfectly by Oliver. The main synth in the breaks is signature Oliver Heldens and takes me back to his “Gecko” days.
In under a year, HILOMATIK has swiftly earned a reputation as one of the most dynamic labels in the realm of dance music. Established in January 2023 by the label’s founder and the multifaceted HI-LO, renowned as a producer, DJ, and tastemaker, HILOMATIK has consistently delivered compelling releases. Among its high-energy offerings are notable is a track from HI-LO and Eli Brown ‘RIDE OR DIE.’
Securing frequent placement at the summit of the Beatport Techno Charts, HILOMATIK releases have become staples in the sets of the world’s elite DJs. Renowned names such as Adam Beyer, Solomun, Carl Cox, Tiësto, John Summit, Joris Voorn, David Guetta, Eli Brown, and Patrick Topping regularly feature HILOMATIK tracks.
HI-LO had this to say about the new track:
“A good friend, who also happens to be an experienced raver, had convinced me to join him at a festival at a lake in Portugal in early June this year called ‘Waking Life.’ I had a fantastic time there, and I got exposed to some exciting music from artists whom I had primarily not heard of yet. I got the idea to do a track with a distinctive UK garage bassline, but mix it with raw Hardgroove Techno elements.”
Make sure to check out ‘Waking Life (A New Dawn) (feat. Michael Ekow)’ below!