Oliver Heldens was just 17 years old when the biggest record label in the dance industry, Spinnin' Records, approached and signed him. After years of practicing his passion, creating music in his own bedroom studio, Oliver stood out from the rest. With “Gecko” Oliver caught the attention of living legend Tiesto and the track was released on his very own label, Musical Freedom. Now, only two years later, his #1 spot in the Official UK charts with “Overdrive (Gecko” (together with vocalist Becky Hill) makes him one of the most desired dj’s in the world.
Because of the great potential Spinnin’ Records heard in his tracks, they signed him as their exclusive artist. His strong original ideas and melodies, created in his own world. Oliver’s best melodies were invented while cycling back from school or while he sat in the classroom, being bored.
Soon enough Oliver gained huge support from the biggest names in the scene. Worldly known dj's as Hardwell, Tiesto, Nicky Romero, Chuckie, Sander van Doorn, Showtek, Ferry Corsten and many others gave Oliver their thumbs up. This stimulated the young dj to create many more tracks and to keep doing what he loves doing the most creating new music.
On the 30th of December, as quick as a flash, came the killer track ‘Gecko’ (released by Tiesto’s Musical Freedom). It’s a track that catches everyone’s attention at the minute. It’s funky and eclectic and full of tech house laced bass lines and percussive crashes. With a #2 spot on the Beatport top 100 it’s one way of making a grand entrance. After six weeks, ‘Gecko’ remained in Beatport’s main chart top 5, and at #1 in the Deep House chart for over a month. And as if that wasn’t enough Oliver keeps going and reaches the #12 spot on Beatport in January 2014 with his remix of the Martin Garrix smash ‘Animals’. Heldens also released a remix of Robin Thicke’s “Feel Good” and Coldplay’s “A Sky Full of Stars” and will be touring the summer festival and night club circuit with appearances at the main stages of EDC Las Vegas, Amnesia Ibiza, Tomorrowland, Mysteryland, Departures Ushuaia Ibiza, Creamfields, and Electric Zoo Festival.
A first glance at his talent and his future status is this summer’s chart crushing track “Gecko Overdrive” with Becky Hill. What a breakthrough for Oliver Heldens!
And with his new and upcoming tracks and remixes, such as “Koala”, Oliver is about to put his mark on the dance scene, take over all the dancefloors worldwide and really act as a bridge between EDM und underground.