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Holl & Rush's Exclusive Mix

Feb 26, 2018
Holl & Rush's Exclusive Mix
 
Holl & Rush continue to show booming growth. After clocking in at #92 on our Top 101 Producers in 2016, the guys moved up to #63 this past year on the back of a string of strong releases including Hexagon Records release “Move On Me” and Jordan Jay collab “Another Day.” Now in 2018, they’re showing no signs of slowing down! Having recently claiming the #1 spot on our Top Newcomer chart with Future House Music hit “Believe It,” the Dutch duo have just released an official remix for Sam Feldt, and have massive tracks together with Fedde Le Grand, Galantis, Pep & Rash, and Reyvn & Kreyn on the way. If you haven’t already, take note of their name, and enjoy a look and listen into their productions and live sets with their Exclusive Mix!
 
 
How did you approach your Exclusive Mix and how does the track selection compare to your club sets currently?
In comparison to our monthly podcast of Contagious Radio, we chose to make our Exclusive Mix a little more representative of our club and festival sets. Personally we are also big fans of tech and deep house so that’s why you can also hear these kinds of tracks in Contagious Radio, but on stage we normally like to keep the energy a little higher. Therefore, we’ve made a track selection with tracks that fit this energy more. Of course we also play a lot of Holl & Rush tracks and home-made mashups in our sets so you can find these in the Exclusive Mix as well. We think that playing a set needs to have the right combination of pleasing and teaching. Please the audience with some well known vocals/songs or all-time favorites, and teach them with more unknown or extraordinary tracks which have a cool vibe.

Can you highlight three tracks or artists included and why you chose to include them?
ID – ID: We can’t say who this artist is yet, but play this track on high volume and the drop will blow you away! If someone can guess the artist, he or she will get a virtual cookie.

Damien N-Drix: It’s really cool to see that Damien N-Drix is finally getting the attention that he deserves. We’ve been playing his tracks for more than three years already because they are always creative and have this cool club vibe.

Brandon Reeve – “Warning”: This track sounds different from everything else, but when you hear it for the first time, you immediately feel this WOW factor. That’s what producing is all about – making something that sounds fresh, but is not too difficult to understand.

The response to “Believe It” has been massive since even before the release. When you guys were producing the track, did you have any indication that you were on to a big hit?!
As we produced the track, we did have a special feeling about it. The responses to the track have been amazing so far and we couldn't have hoped for more! Apart from becoming number 1 in the Top Newcomer Tracks on 1001Tracklists, it has also been featured in really big Spotify playlists so we’re really happy!

 
Can you take us through the production process and highlight working with Mike James’s vocal?
We always first start out with the drop because if the drop is good, you have a solid basis for a track. Producing this drop went really fast and naturally and we instantly felt this could evolve into something special. We then wrote the break part and felt the track needed a vocal and we got in touch with Mike James. He did a really great job on it and when we got his work we thought the vocal added a really nice vibe to the track!

With your Sam Feldt remix, what stuck out to you about the track when you first heard it? What elements of the original did you want to preserve in your remix and how do you feel you’ve made the track your own?
The vibe of a track is always really important to us and we though this one was really unique. We really liked the kind of wild west feel the track had and that was something we definitely wanted to preserve in our remix. We always like to give our own unique Holl & Rush twist to the original and for this one we wanted to make it more suitable to play at clubs and festivals. That's why we made a more energetic break and a more clubby drop. An element that we wanted to preserve from the original is the ‘whoo’ melody vocal part that you can hear at the beginning of the track. We built a synth to imitate this melody and used it in the drop.
 
 
You’ve also worked on an official remix for Galantis as well, right? What was that like and what to you makes the Swedes’ productions so special?
That’s right! We don’t know the release date yet, but it’s coming and we really like the end result! It was a huge honor to make a remix for Galantis because we are big fans of their sound. The thing that makes Galantis so special is that they know how to keep the energy level high when they produce a radio friendly track.

In addition to all of these big tracks, we hear you’ve got some really exciting collaborations in the works! What can you tell us about those and some of the music we may be hearing from you for the rest of the year?
Yes that’s true! We can’t tell everything yet, but we’ve been in the studio with Fedde Le Grand, Pep & Rash and Raven & Kreyn and the projects that we’re working on are very promising. There are also some collaborations in the making with other big artists, but we can’t say anything about that yet. Of course we’re also always in the studio working on new stuff so expect a year with a lot of new Holl & Rush music!

 
Aside from all of the productions and new music coming, what are two goals that you guys have for yourselves this year? Are there any big events coming up which you are really looking forward to?
Big stuff is coming, but nothing we can reveal yet (sorry)! We actually just had a pretty cool milestone. Our track “In My Arms” was used in the movie The Square which is nominated for an Academy Award. We’ll see on the 3rd of March if they won or not! Of course we are also looking forward to the summer and we can’t wait to be on tour again. A lot of shows are getting locked down right now including big festivals and club gigs in Europe and Asia. Our main goal is to enjoy the ride and feel blessed about the places we see and the people we meet. Thanks to all of the people that believe in us and support us!
 
Holl & Rush  “Believe It” is available to buy/stream on your platform of choice today!
 
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Full tracklist info available at Holl & Rush - 1001Tracklists Exclusive Mix 2018-02-26
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Holl & Rush ft. Mike James - Believe It [FUTURE HOUSE MUSIC]
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Tom & Jame - Just Like That [HELDEEP]
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Holl & Rush - Fire [CONTAGIOUS]
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Holl & Rush vs. DJ Snake & Justin Bieber - Don't Let Me Know You (Holl & Rush Mashup)
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DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber - Let Me Love You [INTERSCOPE]
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Holl & Rush - Don't Know [CONTAGIOUS]
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Dankann - How Deep Is Your Love (Extended Mix) [SPINNIN' PREMIUM]
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Brandon Reeve - Warning [GOLD DIGGER]
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Holl & Rush - Feel Free [FUTURE HOUSE MUSIC]
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GTA & Damien N-Drix - Dun Dun [MAD DECENT]
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Bingo Players vs. Laidback Luke - Bust This House Down (Holl & Rush Mashup)
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Laidback Luke - Break Down The House [MIXMASH]
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Bingo Players - Bust This [HYSTERIA]
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Moksi & D.O.D - Higher [AXTONE]
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MAXIMALS - Don't Know Where [PROTOCOL]
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Sam Feldt X The Federal Empire - Shot By My Own Gun (Holl & Rush Remix) [SPINNIN' REMIXES]
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Teamworx & Sunstars - Playin' Around [PROTOCOL]
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Holl & Rush - The Light [CONTAGIOUS]
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Cash Cash & ROZES - Matches (Holl & Rush Remix) [BIG BEAT (ATLANTIC)]
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Bassjackers & Bali Bandits - Are You Randy? [MUSICAL FREEDOM]
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Tom & Jame vs. Holl & Rush - Move On Me [HEXAGON]
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Holl & Rush & Jordan Jay - Another Day [FUTURE HOUSE MUSIC]
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SICK INDIVIDUALS - Alive (Holl & Rush Remix) [REVEALED]
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Merk & Kremont - Turn It Around [FUTURE HOUSE MUSIC]
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Sagan - We Are Lost [SPINNIN' COPYRIGHT FREE]
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Holl & Rush vs. Atrak vs. Galantis & Hook N Sling - Love On Parallel Lines (Holl & Rush Mashup)
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Galantis & Hook N Sling - Love On Me [BIG BEAT (ATLANTIC)]
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A-Trak ft. Phantogram - Parallel Lines (Holl & Rush Remix) [FOOL'S GOLD]
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Breathe Carolina - Coma (Holl & Rush Remix) [SPINNIN']
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Julian Jordan - Ghost [GOLDKID (ARMADA)]
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SICK INDIVIDUALS vs. Holl & Rush - Helix [MAINSTAGE (ARMADA)]
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