Saturday, January 13
Oliver Nelson headlines Audio on January 13th! Expect a great night of good vibes and music that will make you dance.
26-year-old Oliver Nelson is truly taking the world by storm and is leading the current group of Nordic exports coming out of Sweden, Norway and Denmark. His productions have amassed over 80 million plays across Soundcloud and 60 million streams on Spotify proving that this artist is set for dizzy heights.
Originally growing up in Stockholm, Oliver’s first love of music came in the form of the drums and it wasn’t until 2007 that Oliver found electronic and fell in love. The very first life track was Justice and their single "D.A.N.C.E" which inspired Oliver to explore producing music on a more serious note.
Going to a specialist music school and playing the drums created influences that will stay with him forever. He fondly recalls his teacher telling him he would never make it in the music industry as he couldn’t read note-sheets, he learnt everything himself through pure listening.Inspiration came from a broad range and style of music and influences. Artists like Toto, Peter Gabriel and Jamiroquai all the way through to Ed Banger, Kavinsky, Goldroom and Ben Khan.
Using ‘Reason’ and ‘Ableton’ it was some 3 years before Oliver felt he had perfected his work enough to actually put it online and let others hear his music. From that point on, the rest is near history, going from unofficial remixes to being contracted for artists such as Blonde, Janet Jackson, Urban Cone, Bon Iver, Kim Cesarion, MNDR, Jutty Ranx, Keljet, Mikky Ekko, Ella Henderson, Route 94, Max Marshall, Ariana & The Rose, The Knocks, Lemaitre, Priory, Cazzette, Tove Lo, The Kooks and more.
Oliver regularly receives support from some of the web’s most influential blogs, websites and YouTube channels such as Suicide Sheep, Indie Shuffle, Dancing Astronaut, Earmilk, Kick Kick Snare, The Vibe Guide, Mr Revillz and many more. Oliver has also charted No. 1 on Hype Machine 10 times over with his top remixes reaching 10 million plus in streams across platforms such as YouTube, Spotify and Soundcloud, the latter where he has over 103,000 followers.
“The support I receive from my fans and blogs is something that is very important to me, I find it extremely overwhelming but at the same time very blessed that so many people love the music I produce and can’t wait to see what the future holds” – Oliver Nelson
2014 saw another change in direction; Oliver wanted to showcase his talents to a live audience and has since become a regular DJ for French based label Kistuné, touring the world to locations such as Munich, Zurich, Denmark, Finland, Italy, London, Tokyo and Shanghai.
Early 2015 saw Oliver deliver his first debut original under his management company’s label ‘Perfect Havoc’ ‘Found Your Love Feat. Heir’ (Skogsrå) exclusively premiered with Mr Suicide Sheep and mighty music blog Indie Shuffle! ‘Found Your Love’ went straight to No. 1 on Hype Machine and got snapped up by major label Polydor for release in May 2016. It currently has 1.55 million plays on Soundcloud and over one million cumulative views on the official music video across Vevo and YouTube.
Over the summer of 2015, Oliver hit the U.S. for a debut tour, playing sell out shows including a headline set in New York at the Full Moon Party (Brooklyn Mirage) alongside Tensnake; at San Fran’s Summertime Radness Pool Party, and Sound Nightclub in Hollywood. Festival appearances followed at TomorrowWorld in Georgia and FNRSD in California, plus support slots for the likes of Kygo, Thomas Jack and Hayden James through his 3-month US tour. 2016 saw further shows for Oliver around the globe with his debut at Discothrill Wanderlust in Paris, 1015 Folsom in San Fran to a 2000 capacity crowd alongside Juan Mclean, and a return appearance to Kitsuné at Soho House Miami. This
then followed with Oliver’s next release ‘Changes’ featuring vocals from River who is best known for her feature on ‘Tobtok’ and his record Fast Car. Changes achieved over 1 million streams on Spotify with Oliver showing a different style in production, going for a harder heavy disco sound.
Oliver then brings back his classic nu-disco sound in September 2016 titled ‘Ain’t A Thing’ with soulful vocals from Kaleem Taylor. The track accumulated over 2.3 million streams on Spotify with support from the likes of Elton John on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Rocket Hour and Mark Knight on his Toolroom Radio show whilst also hitting the No. 1 spot on Hype Machine. Oliver also featured the new single in his very own compilation series on Toolroom Records titled ‘Croatia Poolside 2016’
Ending 2016 with a bang, Oliver remixes one of the biggest tunes of the year from NEIKED titled ‘Sexual’ which has achieved over 10 million streams to date and multiple plays on BBC Radio 1.
In 2017, Oliver released ‘Rhubarb’ an up-tempo disco-house jam made for the DJs, the track was supported by the likes of Watermat, Sam Feldt, Just Kiddin, Blonde, Mike Mago, Klingande and Ryan Blyth whilst also hitting the No, 9 spot in the Music Week Coolcuts Club Chart.
Further shows continue for this unstoppable Swede with performances at Ushuaia supporting Kygo, OWL Festival, Sounce Parade, Kitsune (Tokyo and London), Bergen and Oslo in 2017 so far.
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