Oliver Heldens is back with his second release of the year, unleashing the fiery ‘Zapdos’ via Heldeep Records. Inspired by the original legendary Pokémon, the instrumental club track displays the global DJ/producer’s highly skillful versatility and diversity. The eponymous creature was based on a mythical phoenix always surrounded by lightning and thunder, which impeccably portrays the feel of this club-ready track.
Subtle percussive elements punctuate the rhythm as a brooding synth bass hovers in the background menacingly. Ride cymbals are combined with electrifying hi-hats, setting pulses racing and spines tingling blissfully into the abyss, propelling listeners to the drop. As the chorus is about to hit, percussive rhythms are incorporated as the arp filters into clarity boosting “Zapdos” with energy, creating a surprisingly full sound. The contrast between the big, swirling chords and the alluring and upbeat keys send ‘Zapdos’ soaring higher, amazing for the next time listeners go clubbing. The instrumental masterpiece will undoubtedly be the novelty hit of the summer.
Follow Oliver Heldens Via: