Dance music is going through constant changes. Moving from high energy vibes to deep and compelling sounds is part of its DNA, a variety that keeps on surprising and activating audiences worldwide. Bolier is one of those artists responsible for this, taking his electronic sounds to another, more organic and emotional level with ev ery release. Even though the first Bolier records only surface late 2014, he’s not new to the ga me. Just like dance music this Dutch producer has a history of his own, gaining lots of experie nce under several projects, finetuning his productional talent in various genres from mainstage electro to catchy house music. A collaboration with Dutch duo Redondo by the end of 2014 leads him to new territory. ‘Sunshine’, released on renowned imprint Spinnin’ Deep, gains the support from several tastemaker DJs, and taking on a more organic, pop influenced house sound the record also strikes a chord with both parties as well as their audience. Follow-up records like ‘Every Single Piece’, another Redondo collab featuring US Indie band She Keeps Bees which gained gold status in the Netherlands in 2017, ‘Forever And A Day’ (working with Natalie Peris), ‘Ragga’ (working with LVNDSCAPE), ‘Sweet Love’ (closing in to 20 million youtube views), ‘Ipanema’ and Turkey top 10 hit ‘Imagine’ (collaborating with Arem Ozguc & Arman Aydin) perfect the sound even more – blending sweet gu itar chords with touching vocals and a delicate groove, gaining support from a wide range of both underground and mainstage tastemaker DJs.
It’s music appealing to both dance as well as mainstream crowds , underscored late 2015 when Bolier is mentioned as ‘artist to watch in 2016’ by Spotify Benelux. He didn ’ t let down expectations when in June 2016 he delivered the smash hit “ Is This Love ” , collaborating with LVNDSCAPE, currently racking over 100 million streams o n all platforms, providing him with the confidence to continue on his journey. “These are records breathing positivity”, he says. “And that’s something precious in these times, with so much going on in the world.
It’s music that could connect people, whether it’s by the da nce rhythms, or the emotional sounds in there – you’ll feel it one way or another.” So, here’s a DJ/producer on the rise, using his broad taste and experience to shape a brand-new sound in dance music. Bolier is making moves, and they’re bound to touch you soon enough.