Relentless Beat of the Week: Oliver Heldens – ‘I Was Made For Lovin’ You’
May 6, 2022
May 6, 2022
He is one of the co-founders of Circus Recordings, he is a god of Dubstep, and his new EP is slaying everything you’ve ever heard before to this date. His name is Joshua Steele and he has been dominating all things heavy in bass since the conception of his music. In fact, he is so big that we stole him from the UK and brought him overseas to show everyone what he can do and furthermore Relentless Beats stole him for the weekend of August 14th to prove how he can back up his reputation.
Just about a month ago he released a new EP with his best friend and co-founder of Circus Recordings, Doctor P (who we actually got to interview at EDC a couple weekends ago!). While only three tracks on the EP, it’s some of the hardest hitting music you’ll hear, I promise you that. Out of the three tracks though, “Stampede” sounds most like classic Doctor P & Flux Pavilion, and for that, we are eternally grateful. The other two are a little more trappy than their original sound, but still bring the heat and knocks all of us on our asses. Check it out below!
There’s also a NGHTMRE and Flux Pavilion collab going around right now, but isn’t out on soundcloud yet. The track got dropped first at CSUSB’s Peak Spring Concert while NGHTMRE was playing alongside Party Favor. Check out this link right here if you want to get a glimpse of it, but if you don’t do that you’ll just have to come on down to Talking Stick Resort and see the track for yourself because we’d be surprised if it didn’t get dropped there. Furthermore, in a recent interview Flux Pavilion talked a little bit about his collab with NGHTMRE and gave us some insight as to when we might see it coming out soon!
We’re looking to put it out in a few months, I believe. Maybe next month. I’m not entirely sure.
The second a song is finished, I want to release it as quickly as I possibly can. We finished earlier this year, so we were planning on putting it out as soon as possible. Due to a variety of annoying occurrences, it’s just getting pushed back. It’s like all contractual and legal stuff.
We’ve been playing it, and we’ve given it to a whole bunch of people for months now. It’s been all around the circuit. It’s weird: You’re working on music and then you don’t get to release it for a year and a half, and I just believe the concept of making music and stopping people from being able to listen to it seems … it doesn’t seem like it should work like that. I make music so people can listen to it. So, yeah, writing a song, and then holding onto it for months so people can’t hear it is kind of against what I like. I just play music out straight away, and it gets ripped and it’s cool, as long as people are listening to it.
It doesn’t necessarily please the label, or please my management. I don’t really care. If someone’s going to find a copy of my track and download it illegally, I’d rather someone be listening to my music than be stopped from it. Just [because of] the fact that they want to listen to it, it should be accessible to them. That’s the way I’ve always looked at it. I just play stuff out. I try not to keep stuff a secret.
Have you ever debuted a track, then decided that you are going to completely change it, so then the rips aren’t of the actually finished song?
I can normally get away with playing something just randomly, at a few shows, and no one will really notice cause it’s just kind of in the moment. Out of every 10n sets, maybe on will get recorded. I pick and choose which ones I test things out on, basically
Yeah. If I worked on a new idea that morning, I probably won’t play it at EDC. Which is a good practice, because I’m not sure all those people paid all that money to hear some weird idea that I came up with. I always make sure that it’s as professional as possible.
I’m always dreading that the new guys are going to be better. When I hear a new kid and his music excites me more than my own music, that kicks me up the arse to get more creative and get more experimental in my own stuff. NGHTMRE was like that. I heard his stuff and I thought, “Damn, his new things are better than my new things, so I need to kick myself up the arse and keep on top of this.”
It’s really important for a new artist or an established artist to always be ready for someone to take your space, for someone to fill your shoes. If you get complacent and lazy and think you’re always going to be on top, someone’s going to take that from you—someone who’s hungrier, someone who works harder. So it’s important, wherever you are, to always just be prepared to work, and be prepared for it to all be over.
As always if you need tickets to the show you can click right here! Buy them sooner rather than later cause this show is going to be HUGE and we don’t want you to miss out! If it does sell out, no worries though because he is also gonna be in Tucson right after TSR at the Rialto Theatre to which you can buy tickets for right here!
Source: Vegas Seven