Different Grooves On Air #186 – Oliver Dollar

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The past four years have seen Oliver Dollar’s name gradually build to a recognizable staple in house music. The Berlin born and based producer has gained acknowledgment through a series of solid releases on labels such as Play It Down, Rekids and Front Room Recordings. Remix credits can be found amongst the most famed independents; including Greco Roman, Rekids and Exploited as well as majors: Polydor and Ministry of Sound.

2011 was a massive year for Oliver Dollar. His first #1 Beatport track “Doin’ Ya Thang” was released on Play It Down; Made To Play’s sister label. “Doin’ Ya Thang” remained at the #1 spot for an astounding 5 weeks, and continued to sit in the top ten, selling over 30k downloads to date and topping the Resident Advisor chart. This was followed by another hit “Granulated Soul” which topped the charts at the end of the year. Continuing his success on imprint Play It Down, his release ‘Hoes’ at the beginning of 2013 had heavy rotation in the record bags of Heidi, Nic Fanciulli, DJ Sneak and A Track to name a few. It reached #2 on Beatport’s tech house chart.

2014 has been a huge year for the Berlin-based house staple. He released a remix for the Beatport smash ‘Shake That’ by Marlon Hoffstadt & Dansson, on Pete Tong’s new imprint FFRR alongside Shadow Child, Blonde and Jesse Rose. Collaborations over the past 12 months have been key, releasing with Cajmere on his label Cajual and also being part of his Green Velvet album on Relief Records ‘Dance To My Beat’ which has been a huge success. 2014 has also seen Oliver Dollar reunite with Swiss Jazz House aficionado Jimi Jules for their anticipated debut release on the mighty Defected ‘Pushing On’, out March 24th which stayed at number 1 on the Beatport Top 100 for over 4 weeks. The track peaked at number 15 on the UK Singles Chart and was the second most Shazamed track in Ibiza for 2014. Oliver Dollar and Jimi Jules continue to work together on various projects including a remix of Freaks’ ‘Wake Up’ on Rebirth Records. Now he is working on a Made For The Night Compilation with Jesse Rose, accompanied by a world tour. Also in the mix for Oliver are worldwide parties with Defected, from Ibiza to London across the year, and his debut artist album.

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