Atlanta-based DJ Helix finally returns with Greatest Hits: three long-playing volumes of some of his most powerful club tracks to date on acclaimed London label Night Slugs. These 3 long-awaited releases serve as the young producer's club dissertation, showcasing the vast range of voices he's been developing throughout his career. Fusing modern sci-fi sonics with classic time-tested dance music archetypes, this body of work provides a thorough look into the mind of one of America's most exciting artists operating today.
Helix creates sound collages that are as functional as they are speculative. Dense cybernetic chords ride raw rhythms of Grime, house, and club with the cold slam of FM synthesis riddled throughout his compositions. Glossy funk flares meet the classic crunch of timeless drum machines with rumbling Southern rap 808s underneath for a unique flavor of euphoria that will uplift any party.
From barebones drum tracks to lofty anthems, Helix's Greatest Hits are club toolkits for the modern age. These tracks provide a plethora of paths to take a crowd through a dark, smokey dance floor, leading them safely through the night without falling victim to tired retro antics or flashy trends.
On his maverick stripped aesthetic, Helix says "it may sound unfinished to a nerd loser ear but they're all club-tested and do exactly what they need to do when you need them to do it"
GREATEST HITS VOLUME 1 is a summary of all things Helix - "the classic Helix that you're looking for!" - a good cross section of the producer's many motifs. It's also the most House-influenced of the volumes.
GREATEST HITS VOL 2 delves deeper into the Helix reprtoir - a little more deep and soulful and less club-devout than the other volumes, it features a wider selection of beats including Helix's first forays into rap production.
GREATEST HITS VOL 3, the final volume returns to the club in full force, a Techno record as produced according to Helix's internal Club logic.