Sat 08 July
Every once in a while you come across a rare trailblazer like the young Dutch star Oliver Heldens, who stands out from the crowd with his own distinctive sound. A genuine superstar with No. 1 hits and over 2 billion cumulative streams to his name, he is at the vanguard of the new generation of house music stars.
Oliver’s career has been a whirlwind of mind-boggling success ever since his breakout hit ‘Gecko’ was taken to the UK No. 1 spot with a vocal from Becky Hill, with the record receiving Platinum sales status. A collaboration with Tiesto and remixes for Calvin Harris, Coldplay, Justin Timberlake & SZA, Katy Perry, The Chainsmokers, Charlie Puth, Chic, and Disclosure followed, besides a plethora of popular original productions amounting to over 2 billon streams globaly!
As much as Oliver Heldens is one of the most prolific and successful DJs and producers around, he is also a resolute perfectionist. Working tirelessly in his studio to craft new sounds and directions at every available opportunity - it’s this attitude to innovation that saw him launch his spectacular HI-LO side project, which pushes his intricate and forward-thinking production aesthetic to its limits. The revered moniker has enabled him to present a more edgy side of his production skills, taking notes from the underground and embodying their sound in his unique way.
It’s also this encompassing and extensive interest in music of all forms that led Heldens to set up his own record label, Heldeep. Heldeep has since become a platform for music by veterans like Dada Life, Chocolate Puma, & Example to new kids on the block like Alok, Throttle, Brohug & Zonderling and it stretches far beyond just releasing music. Heldeep has hosted stages at many of the world’s premier festivals including SW4 in London, Tomorrowland in Belgium, Spring Awakening in Chicago and hosted club nights and day parties all over the planet.
After more than 25 releases under both his highly-renowned monikers in 2020, Oliver was crowned the highest and best selling artist on Beatport in 2020, the most supported artist on 1001tracklists, landed in the DJ Mag Top 10 for the third year in a row, whilst remaining in the Top 450 most-streamed artists in the world on Spotify. His residencies at Hï, Pacha & Ushuaia Ibiza as well as Marquee Las Vegas in addition to his billing as a headlining act at seminal festivals across the globe including Coachella, Glastonbury, EDC, Lollapalooza, Tomorrowland, & Ultra continue to place him at the epicenter of the global DJ circuit and keep him spreading his eclectic, high-octane sound to millions of clubbers throughout the year!