· By Mattias Forsgren

Internationally acclaimed EDM-producer Oliver Nelson rework the soulful Ride or Die single from Dallas based Ishi and Electrophunck Out 21 April via Icons Creating Evil Art

Producer Oliver Nelson may be from Sweden and has released music and remixes on various power houses in the EDM world, but he’s far from the kind of bottle-servicey house music mafioso that those things might imply. He’s got a taste for vintage disco and a subtle sensibility that have helped him rework tracks by Tove LoJustin TimberlakeMarina and the Diamonds and even Whitney Houston into rubbery electronic funk that avoid the full-blast sensory overload that a lot of pop-oriented dance music falls into. He has also collaborated with the likes of Kygo, Todd TerryZaynThe Kooks and many more, delivering a wildly eclectic array of offerings throughout his career.

The Texas based phenomenon Ishi’s ability to successfully walk the line between an ambitious studio act and a multi-sensory live experience allows him to engage the audience in an uplifting celebration of life. His subtle undertones of inner exploration combine to create a concert experience that is unequivocally one-of-a-kind. Each night, Ishi intends to create an entirely unique environment of mysticism, awareness, love and acceptance. Adored by fans and critics alike, there is no denying that Ishi is an immersive experience that everyone should discover. Last year Ishi released his third album 'Sweet Gold' and now is back with new music (new album is planned for 2024). Earlier this month Ishi teamed up with his friend and worldwide club phenomenon Maceo Plex on their collab 'Moon Sky' released on Maceo's Lone Romantic label. Hot off the back of that collaboration Ishi team up with fellow Dallas based artist Electrophunck on the new single Ride or Die on Swedish label Icons Creating Evil Art, and now release a rework collaboration with internationally acclaimed EDM-producer Oliver Nelson. Later this spring they have another collaboration planned, with a ChoppedNot Slopped mix by DJ Candlestick who recently remixed the whole Heroes & Villains album from Metro Boomin (!).
Ishi has established himself as an outsider phenomenon in Texas with a plethora of music ranging from nu-disco through synth-pop and indie-soulpop. Contributors including Medicine Man Revival, Nia Brock, Keite Young, and Cure for Paranoia. He's received praise everywhere from Run The Trap to the Dallas Observer, and remixes fr. CAPYACKraak & SmaakYUKSEK, Glamour Hammer and Oliver Nelson etc. He's also had a lot of great sync placements, most recently in the latest season of Atlanta, and playlisting placements incl. Retrowave//Outrun (Spotify), Coffee Club (Spotify) Metropolis (Spotify) Estate Chill (Spotify), Ripple Effect: Texas (Spotify), and New in R&B (Apple Music) Nightcap (Apple Music), indie + chill (Apple Music).

Oliver Nelson's remix of Ride or Die is released April 21 via Icons Creating Evil Art.

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