Hi-LO and Danny Avila present their incredible new collaboration, ‘PARADISE,’ which is available now on HILOMATIK. This song has been one of HI-LO’s most-played IDs of the last year, and for good reason – the melody is instantly recognizable as it pays homage to Coolio’s critically acclaimed “Gangsta’s Paradise” and the song from which it was inspired, Stevie Wonder’s “Pastime Paradise.” 

A perfect blend between Danny Avila’s mainstage techno and HI-LO’s undeniable sound, the single has been supported by the likes of Oliver Heldens, Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, GORDO, and many more. 

In just a few short years, Oliver Heldens has successfully parlayed his career in the dance music mainstream into a much-lauded alter-ego in the techno world as HI-LO— gaining widespread acceptance from the underground scene in the process. Making the most of an era when genre boundaries are less important or distinct than ever and younger generations cast aside the snobbery of old, the name HI-LO is now synonymous with cutting-edge, quality, hard-hitting, innovative techno. By 2020, his tracks ‘Zeus’ and ‘Kronos’ landed in the Top 10 most-played techno tracks of the year on 1001tracklists.com, making him the #1 most-supported producer platform-wide that year across all genres. His DJ sets as HI-LO has serenaded audiences at huge events like Ultra’s revered Resistance, Manchester’s Warehouse Project, Austin’s Seismic Dance Event, San Diego’s Proper NYE, plus prominent clubs in the techno scene like De Marktkantine in Amsterdam, Watergate in Berlin, E1 in London, Mondo in Madrid and Nitsa in Barcelona, plus numerous stand out performances on Drumcode and Filth on Acid label showcases across the globe. 

Combining a big room sensibility with a dark, underground, raw edge, HI-LO has become a trusted tastemaker, with his tracks receiving massive support from luminaries of the scene, including Adam Beyer (who signed his ‘Hypnos,’ ‘Wanna Go Bang’ EPs and ‘CRESCENDO’ to his Drumcode label and invited him to remix his DJ Rush collab ‘Restore My Soul’), Reinier Zonneveld (with whom HI-LO released seven wildly creative collabs), Carl Cox, Solomun, Tale of Us, Anyma, Charlotte de Witte, Enrico Sangiuliano, Pan-Pot, Dubfire, Joseph Capriati, ANNA, AMELIE LENS, Joris Voorn, Robert Hood, Richie Hawtin, and countless other a-list acts. HI-LO was crowned the #1 best-selling and best-streaming techno artist over the last six months, according to Beatport. The next chapter in the HI-LO story was the January 2023 launch of HILOMATIK, a new label showcasing his productions alongside music from hot new talents and techno heroes that will further expand his musical manifesto. The imprint kicked off with the mighty ‘PURA VIDA’ from the man himself and has many exciting releases and party plans lined up in 2024. 

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Hard-hitting techno has long been married to dark nightclubs. Basslines snake through underground bunkers and kick drums thump through warehouse party spots. But what if this underground sound could light up the world’s biggest arenas? Enter – Mainstage Techno. Danny Avila’s latest interpretation of techno takes the white-knuckled strength of the best techno records – the kick, the bass, the hardness – and reimagines them for massive crowds. It’s the sound of the underground music he grew up performing, yet bolder. Think state-of-the-art techno and its deep-in-the-club sonics, but tailor-made for thumping across the main stage. Premiered in 2021 at Tomorrowland’s Around The World festival, Mainstage Techno brings Avila’s underground roots together with a massive presence. It’s music made to be played on huge stages with massive crowds. And more than anything, it’s a journey – one taking Avila back to his DJing roots and the tracks he loves, with all of the knowledge gained from performing to hundreds of thousands of crowds. Welcome to Mainstage Techno and Danny Avila’s next progressive era.

HI-LO and Danny Avila will support ‘PARADISE’ on the road throughout winter. See below for full itineraries.  ‘PARADISE’ is available now via HILOMATIK.