Los Angeles-based producer Danny Olson has turned back the clock to rework Imogen Heap's iconic 2005 track "Hide and Seek." With additional production from HEXAGON head honcho Don Diablo and a hair-raising vocal effort from JT Roach, this modern take utilizes a cinematic bass approach in a refreshing twist on the timeless single.

Olson does a fantastic job behind the boards here, producing lush, sprawling future bass chords that interlace with euphoric orchestral strings, permeating the drop with emotional resonance. In a shrewd move, Roach's vocals are also vocoded, instilling the slice of melancholic nostalgia that HEXAGON has become known for while tipping a hat to the style of the original "Hide and Seek."

“I love covering really ambitious records," Danny Olson says in an exclusive quote to EDM.com. "Instead of trying to top artists like Imogen Heap or Coldplay (which is nearly impossible to do), I like to honor their creativity by recreating these covers in a new way that reflects my personal style—not by doing something better, but by doing something different."

Retaining elements of the original while transforming it into something unique was a major sticking point for all artists involved. "My personal vision was to hold back the energy level as much as possible while still adding a unique extra dimension to Imogen Heap’s timeless classic," Don Diablo adds. "It took a lot of going back and forth but thanks to Danny and JT Roach I feel like we completed that mission and we are excited to finally share our collaboration with the world!”

Recommended Articles


Excision Teases Big Announcement Coming In Early August 2021

The leading bass act shared no details about what's to come other than a video of his logo written in sand.


Lollapalooza Announces Indoor Mask Requirements Halfway Through 2021 Festival

The safety measures were announced following new guidance from the CDC, which requires everyone in Chicago to wear a mask in public indoor settings to limit the spread of the Delta coronavirus variant.


NGHTMRE Drops Shimmering Remix of ILLENIUM and Matt Maeson's "Heavenly Side"

The "Fallen Embers" single has received a major rework from NGHTMRE, transforming the track into a future bass jam.


Facebook: facebook.com/DannyOlsonMusic/
Twitter: twitter.com/dannyolsonmusic
Instagram: instagram.com/dannyolsonmusic/
SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/dannyolsonmusic


don diablo galantis

Listen to Galantis and Don Diablo's First-Ever Collab, "Tears For Later"

Don Diablo called the new super-collab "the perfect combination of both our sounds."

Danny Olson Press Photo

Danny Olson Defines Cinematic Bass in Latest Single “Delineate”

The Chicago-born producer's new single on Lowly. embodies his electronic-orchestral fusion.


Don Diablo Unveils "HEXAGON" Science Fiction Adventure Comic Series

Check out the first three episodes of Don Diablo's new intergalactic WEBTOON series.

Danny Olson_Waiting Article

Danny Olson Delivers Unapologetic Waiting EP on Lowly. [Interview]

The three-track effort explores the idea of waiting on fate told through the lens of Danny Olson’s masterfully produced "cinematic bass" style.

don diablo

Don Diablo Returns to His Future House Roots With “Eyes Closed”: Listen

Out on his own HEXAGON imprint, the tune reinforces Diablo as a future house pioneer.

EDM.com Don Diablo Instagram Takeover Story Time With Don Diablo

Don Diablo Is Taking Over EDM.com's Instagram Live for "Story Time With Don Diablo" Today

Don Diablo will interact with fans, showcase his hot-off-the-press comic book, and debut a brand new song "Voices" today at 3PM PST on EDM.com's Instagram Live.

Danny Olson - Fix You (ALBUM ART)

Danny Olson and Rising Star Jadelyn Cover Coldplay's 2005 Hit "Fix You"

L.A. musician Danny Olson and Jadelyn take on Coldplay's iconic radio hit "Fix You" in this orchestral cover version released on Proximity.


JADED releases first single on Don Diablo's 'Hexagon' label

Bringing in artists Black Caviar and Antony & Cleopatra for the track, "Slippin'" is well-crafted and fresh.