The DJ & Producer, Todd Helder has no boundaries and continues to break barriers that are set up before him. Much of his influences comes from the music and games he grew up with and the futuristic elements can be heard throughout his music and live performances. With his stunning debut releases on Martin Garrix’ STMPD Recordings and Trap Nation the future shines bright!
Todd Helder has a new debut for STMPD RCRDS “I Need” back in January. The fierce electro / dubstep / trap hybrid exuding boundless confidence, powerful production prowess and an inventiveness beyond his years. Now he returns to the label with another feisty cut in the form of “Ride It”.
Taking its cues from chiptune — the genre that celebrated the 8-bit sounds of ‘80s computer game music — “Ride It” juxtaposes these retro sounds with cutting-edge production to mesmerising effect. It’s no surprise that he lists video games as one of his key influences, just like label boss Martin Garrix.
The vintage tones play out a powerful rapid-fire melody over razor-sharp bass and the punchiest of kicks and snares, with these melodic sections contrasting against widescreen breaks and builds that are laced with heady vocoder lines and brooding textures. Fierce doesn’t come close to describing it!
Breaking through with his unofficial remix of Marshmello’s “Alone”, Helder soon found the support from STMPD RCRDS. This summer will see this fresh new artist kick off his touring career, spreading his charismatic sound around the world for the first time. You have been warned!
Todd Helder ‘Ride It’ is al ready released via STMPD RCRDS!
Listen to it!