RB Deep in the Mix: Oliver Heldens on Heldeep Radio #240
January 17, 2019
January 17, 2019
Australian producer Throttle has become one of the hottest names in house music in recent years. Drawing from disco, jazz, funk, even hip-hop, he fuses together countless references and eras into his own genre. First coming to the world’s attention at just age 16 with his incredible live mash-up of 20 different tracks (that now has over 1.7 million streams) his career quickly blossomed and once he began creating original sounds it was clear he’d do big things in the industry.
There are plenty of reasons why Throttle should be on your radar, but we’ve summed it up in three:
1. His rap sheet is mighty impressive
At just 21, Throttle has already put years into his work and has the credentials to prove it. From collaborations to festival appearances to record label releases, he’s worked with the best of the best. His breakthrough video led to him being asked by Avicii to remix “You Make Me,” which he flipped into a potently euphoric electro house jam and premiered on Rolling Stone.
He eventually caught the attention of Dutch house genius Oliver Heldens and together they crafted the glorious piano house banger “Waiting,” which became one of 2016’s biggest tracks with over 15 million plays and led to Throttle joining Heldens on tour. Even presidential candidate Hilary Clinton used one of Throttle’s songs in her 2016 campaign, furthering his reach and audience. His most recent collaboration with Swedish super-duo Galantis has seen over 50 million streams.
2. His remixes are top-notch
I already mentioned Throttle’s mighty impressive 20-track mashup, but it doesn’t stop there. His remix skills are unmatched. Let’s take “September” for example, a rework of the Earth, Wind & Fire classic. It’s important to mention this is the only time the legendary act has ever allowed an official remix of their music!
While not listed as a remix officially, “Hit The Road Jack” based on the Ray Charles original has been wildly successful for the producer. Equally notable, his remix of Snakhips and MØ’s “Don’t Leave,” Aluna George’s “I’m In Control” and Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me.”
3. His music makes us want to DANCE.
Whether it’s a remix or an original hit, everything he releases makes us want to dance! That’s the best kind of music, isn’t it? The kind that makes you jump out of your seat and move. He’s labeled his music “dirty disco” as he’s reinventing the classic sound with his fresh perspective. Old-school meets new-school as he puts his own unique stamp on every production. Throttle isn’t about what’s trending now, but what’s cool indefinitely. His most recent track, “All In,” demonstrates the danceability of his music.
Throttle – All In (Official Music Video)
Get your dancin’ pants ready, because Throttle is taking over Shady Park on September 7th as part of our Goldrush Expeditions series leading up to the event at the end of the month. Grab your tickets here.