Oliver Nelson

FRESH: ‘Yellow’ – Oliver Nelson and Tobtok feat. Liv Dawson

Swedish duo Oliver Nelson and Tobtok team up with British singer Liv Dawson for “Yellow”.

by Christopher Smith

Having collaborated on remixes together for the likes of Albin Lee Meldau, Lemaitre, Frank Walker as well as their recent collaboration on “99 Red Balloons” and “Jealous”, the Swedish duo Oliver Nelson & Tobtok bring back their classic feel good sound alongside British Singer/songwriter Liv Dawson with “Yellow”.

Oliver Nelson’s productions have amassed 250 million plus streams across platforms such as YouTube, Spotify and Soundcloud while reaching No. 1 on Hype Machine 10 times over. Their career highlights include being a resident DJ in Europe for the tastemaker French label Kitsune, in addition to touring around the world, his own Toolroom Records mix compilation (Croatia Poolside 2016), his remix of NEIKED’s “Sexual” (over 15.9 million streams to date and multiple plays on BBC Radio 1) and Ella Henderson’s “Ghost” (19 million streams to date).

His Polydor single “Found Your Love” and his first ever collaboration with Tropical House king Kygo for the artist’s second album Kids In Love titled “Riding Shotgun” which has generated over 27 million streams. In 2018 Oliver toured America at venues such as Output, Grasshopper Underground, Celebrities, The Standard LA, Love & Propaganda, Bang Bang and a debut in Vegas at Cosmopolitan’s Marquee followed by a swing over to Ibiza to support Kygo at Ushuaia.

Tobtok (who has over 80 million streams on Spotify alone and 70 million YouTube views), 2018 saw Tobtok with incredible support from the likes of Pete Tong, Disciples, TCTS, Tiesto, EDX, Watermat and Camelphat to name a few, with releases such as “On My Way”, “As I Sleep” and “Too Cool To Dance”. Tobtok’s biggest track in 2018 was “As I Sleep” with fellow Swede Adrian Lux which has amassed over 12 million views on YouTube alone, over 4 million streams on Spotify and over 89x podcasts from industry renowned DJs from around the world.

In 2018 Liv Dawson appeared a songwriter who has musically come of age – buoyed by experience, experimentation, and the same startlingly soulful voice and intimate insights into young adulthood that first saw the musical world come knocking to her sleepy hometown of Shepperton. Even before the release of “Tapestry”, aged 13 Liv started writing her own songs and performing around local clubs and pubs, finding a confidence – in part from childhood heroes like Lauryn Hill or Beyonce – which starkly contrasted with her shyness in the playground.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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