Having inaugurated the year in emphatic fashion with the release of HI-LO’s hit single Athena, burgeoning LA-based techno imprint Octopus Recordings now continues its prolific run of 2021 form, as it drops a remix package of truly epic proportions to compliment the immense chart-topping single.
Out now, HI-LO’s Athena Remix EP sees label boss Sian and the Octopus Recordings team enlist an incredible selection of A-list stars and up-and-coming talent, as Oliver Heldens, Ramon Tapia, Alex Stein and two remix contest winners – Demon Noise and Tomas Otero – deliver a stellar collection of worthy interpretations.
First up is none other than HI-LO mastermind and internationally celebrated Dutch producer, Oliver Heldens, who kick-starts the five-part package with a catchy, techno-driven radio edit of his own already powerful creation. Making his intentions known from the off, Heldens sets the tone for the rest of the player, before paving the way for fellow countryman and Say What? label boss Ramon Tapia, who delivers a thunderous, expertly executed peak-time offering.
The middle order sees Brazilian-Bavarian wunderkind Alex Stein add to an impressive career discography with his distinctive underground treatment, before the reigns are handed to remix contest winners Demon Noise and Tomas Otero, who open up their personal tallies to close out proceedings in style. Handpicked by Oliver Heldens and Octopus label boss Graham Goodwin (aka Sian), who announced the winners during a special live Twitch broadcast on March 9, be sure to keep an eye out for these two budding producers over the course of 2021 and beyond.
HI-LO – Athena Remix EP is out now via Octopus Recordings.