Oliver Heldens

Saturday 2am - 3am

Dutch electronic dance producer Oliver Heldens is regarded as one of the primary figures of the future house scene. While he incorporates elements of numerous styles of dance music, including techno and breakbeat house, his most well-known tracks, including the 2014 U.K. chart-topper "Gecko (Overdrive)," combine deep house with big room and progressive house. His tracks produced under his own name tend to be melodic while maintaining a funky edge. Since 2015, he has additionally released darker, heavier club tracks under the name HI-LO. He returned to the pop charts with 2019's "Turn Me On," a collaboration with Riton and Vula Malinga, and subsequently released tracks with Firebeatz, Funkin Matt, Shungudzo, and others.

Heldens began his career with a handful of singles on the CR2 label in early 2013. This was a pivotal year for Heldens, and saw him remix Martin Garrix's smash hit "Animals" as well as release two singles for Spinnin' Records ("Stinger" and "Thumper"). Later that year, he teamed up with Oxygen Records and released "Onya" featuring Alvar and Millas. In the meantime, "Gecko" was picked up by major DJs and producers including Pete Tong, who named the track his "Essential New Tune" in January 2014. It also led to Tiesto releasing the track on his Musical Freedom label. Heldens remixed Robin Thicke's "Feel Good" and made headline appearances at several of Europe's top EDM festivals that summer, including Tomorrowland and Creamfields. A vocal version of "Gecko" titled "Gecko (Overdrive)," featuring The Voice U.K. contestant Becky Hill, was released in June of 2014 and hit number one on the U.K. singles charts. At the end of the year, Heldens had another Top Five hit in the U.K. with "Last Night (Koala)" featuring KStewart. Heldens ranked at number 34 on DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs of 2014 survey, and following his Essential Mix, Tong named Heldens "one of the breakthrough producers of the year."

Recent Shows

Saturday 23/10/21 02:00

Purple Disco Machine - Don't Stop 
Kyle Watson - Dominoes feat. Sam Phay 
Fred again.. - Hannah (The Sun) 
Elton John & Dua Lipa - Cold Heart (Claptone Remix) 
Bart B More - G.I.R.L.S. 
Tim Hox - Squid Game 
Curbi - Show 
Malaa - Who I am 
Chaya & Kungs - Sickness 
Armitage - Closer To You 
Nina Simone - Sinnerman (Sofi Tukker Remix) 
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - A Dream I Have 
Greg Dela x Donkong - Dreams 
J.Worra ft. Little Boots - Wasteland 
Higgo - Fantasy 
Oxia - Domino (David Guetta Remix) 
Sosa - Da Future Now 
Tim Baresko - Llego La (Mark Knight Remix) 
gardenstate & Gjon's Tears - Repondez-moi

Saturday 16/10/21 02:00

Sonny Fodera, Vintage Culture - Last Thought ft. MKLA
Dua Lipa - Love Again (Imanbek Remix)
Dombresky & CID - R.E.A.L
Maceo Plex vs Liberty City - You Know What I Got
Tchami & Habstrakt - Eternity (feat. Lena Leon)
Armitage - Closer To You [HELDEEP HIGHLIGHT]
Charli XCX - Good Ones (Joel Corry Remix)
The Aston Shuffle - Bucatini
HUGEL x Quarterhead - Eyes On You
Gorgon City, Aura James - Oxygen (Franky Wah Remix)
Leftwing Kody x Jem Cooke - Shiver
Zonderling - Zonder
RÜFÜS DU SOL - On My Knees (Oliver Schories Remix)
Flight Facilities - Forever ft. Broods
Flux Pavilion - Symphony feat. Layna (Helsloot Remix)
Matroda - Lifting
Tiësto, Killfake - Money

Saturday 09/10/21 02:00

RÜFÜS DU SOL - On My Knees
Nora En Pure - Tantrum 
French 79 - Diamond Veins (VERWEST Remix) 
Jan Blomqvist x Bloom Twins - High On Beat (Sofi Tukker Remix) 
gardenstate - Alma 
Karen Harding - You & I 
Galoski - XTC 
Back N Fourth - Best Friend (Higgo Remix) 
Lord Leopard - Love So Deep 
Disclosure - Observer Effect 
Shadow Child vs Hand's Burn - Good Shot 
Cloonee - Love You Like That 
Kideko & Saffron Stone - The Music (Kideko Remix) 
MUNNDAY & ROARS - Maybe I Should ft. Rachel Siegel 
Nic Fanciulli, Retna - This Is Life 
Wade - Superazzid 
Curbi - Safe & Sound (Club Mix) 
Boys Noize, ABRA (USA) - Affection
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