24-year-old Oliver Nelson is truly taking the world by storm and is leading the current group of Nordic exports coming out of Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
Originally growing up in Stockholm, Oliver’s first love of music came in the form of the drums and it wasn’t until 2007 that Oliver found electronic and fell in love. The very first life track was Justice and their single “D.A.N.C.E” which inspired Oliver to explore producing music on a more serious note.
Going to a specialist music school and playing the drums created influences that will stay with him forever. He fondly recalls his teacher telling him he would never make it in the music industry as he couldn’t read note-sheets and everything was learnt and output through pure listening
Inspiration came from a broad range and style of music and influences . Artists like Toto, Peter Gabriel and Jamiroquai all the way through to Ed Banger, Kavinsky, Goldroom and Ben Khan.
Using “Reason” and “Ableton” it was some 3 years before Oliver felt he had perfected his work enough to actually put it online and let others hear his music. From that point on, the rest is near history, going from unofficial remixes to being contracted for artists such as Blonde, Janet Jackson, Urban Cone, Bon Iver, Kim Cesarion, MNDR, Jutty Ranx, Keljet, Mikky Ekko, Ella Henderson, Route 94, Max Marshall, Ariana & The Rose, The Knocks, Lemaitre, Priory, Cazzette, Tove Lo, The Kooks and more.
Oliver regularly receives support from some of the web’s most influential blogs, websites and YouTube channels such as Suicide Sheep, Indie Shuffle, Dancing Astronaut, Earmilk, Kick Kick Snare, The Vibe Guide, Mr Revillz and many more. Oliver has also charted No. 1 on Hype Machine 6 times over with his top remixes reaching 5 million plus in streams across platforms such as Soundcloud, YouTube and Spotify.
“The support I receive from my fans and blogs is something that is very important to me, I find it extremely overwhelming but at the same time very blessed that so many people love the music I produce and can’t wait to see what the future holds” – Oliver Nelson
2014 saw another change in direction; Oliver wanted to showcase his talents to a live audience and has since become a regular DJ for French based label Kistuné, touring the world to locations such as Munich, Zurich, Denmark, Finland, Italy and London.
Early 2015 saw Oliver deliver his first debut original under his management companies’ label ‘Perfect Havoc’ ‘Found Your Love Feat. Heir’ (Skogsrå) exclusively premiered with Mr Suicide Sheep and mighty music blog Indie Shuffle! Found Your Love went straight to No. 1 on Hype Machine and currently holds at 800,000 plays on Soundcloud.
Found Your Love is set to release late September 2015, with Oliver supporting the record on his very first U.S. tour across LA, San Francisco, New Orleans & New York playing with artists such as Hayden James, Moon Boots, Autograh, Gigamesh and more.