25-year-old Portugeese artist Miguel Oliveira, otherwise known by his stage name “HOLLY”, has quickly and efficiently made quite a name for himself in the world of rap & electronic music over the last 7 years, as he began making music at age 18. HOLLY was able to share his music around the world at an impressively early stage in his career, making stops in the USA, Australia, Europe, Asia, and South Africa– most recently being booked on festivals around the world such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, EDC Las Vegas, and EDC Korea.
During this time, he released his music on some of the largest independent music labels to date, including Insomniac, Deadbeats, Buygore, Fool’s Gold Records, Dim Mak Records, and Monstercat. Having performed around the world while releasing his music on such well-known labels, he quickly garnered the attention of many critically-acclaimed producers – namely RL Grime, Diplo, Machinedrum, Marshmello, Noisia, TOKiMONSTA, Alison Wonderland, and more.
Holly was deemed ‘one of the top producers of 2017’ by both DJ Mag and Run The Trap, and won the very first A-Trak Goldie Awards Beat Battle that same year. In 2019 Billboard Dance featured him as an emerging artist, highlighting his sound as ‘tough, but sophisticated and often experimental bass that still often properly pummels.’ HOLLY also has received notable features from outlets such as Complex, DJ Mag, Mixmag and many more.
Although immensely talented at producing stand-alone electronic beats, HOLLY has heavily geared his efforts toward producing innovative rap and hip-hop projects for numerous artists, such as CL, Jay Park, Lee Hi, Gunplay, A$AP TyY, Joey Purp, Ramengvrl, ProfJam, OG Maco, UnoTheActivist, Slow J, AK AusserKontrolle, and received several multi-platinum certifications in Portugal for his work. Expect to see his name credited on plenty more notable rap projects in the years to come. HOLLY also co-produced the 2020 Grammy Nominated album “Planet Mad” with Baauer and has a joint project with Machinedrum called Berry Patch that came out in 2020 on Vision Recordings, as well as collabs with the electronic acts Bloody Beetroots, Zeds Dead and Slushii. He also added additional production on Machinedrum LP “A View Of U”, released on Ninja Tune in 2020.
Outside of artist projects Miguel has put together several creative projects for Cirque Du Soleil/Blue Man Group.
Holly’s engaging on-stage presence and innovative sound have catalyzed his emergence out of the SoundCloud scene and rapid growth as a producer and respected artist across many genres of music.