Featuring NERVO, The Knocks, and Alisa Ueno, Sofi Tukker produced the hit single, “Best Friend” last year, which features melodic instrumentation of saxophone, bass guitar, and intriguing percussion. Oliver Heldens has put his own spin on the slow-burning track, taking the piece to new, exhilarating heights. With a revved-up tempo, harmonic builds of colorful notes, and the bruising, distinct Heldens signature sound, “Best Friend” receives a glamorous deep house makeover from the Dutch producer.
His remix of “Best Friend” marks his second production of the new year, as Heldens’ previous collaboration with Dada Life, “Live Vibrations,” was dropped earlier in January. Heldens has been grinding out new music over the past several months, and with a ton of rumored unreleased music on the horizon, we are eagerly waiting for what he has in store for this year.
I will start this review off by saying that it is no secret that I freaking love Oliver Heldens. While at first his signature sound did not resonate with I have grown incredibly fond over time. In fact I can easily say that his set during Electric Forest Weekend 1 in 2017 was one of
As we anticipate Ultra Music Festival and Miami Music Week, more and more events are beginning to spread onto our radars. Just recently, Oliver Helden’s Heldeep and Mike Darlington’s Monstercat announced their presence for the 2018 Miami Music Week at Soho Studios on March 21. The event was announced between a series of tweets between
Miami Music Week is known for its overwhelming amount of heavy-hitting industry events culminating in Ultra Music Festival for the electronic music scene. Heldeep and Monstercat have announced their presence for the 2018 iteration of the music week in the form of Heldeep vs. Monstercat at Soho Studios on March 21. The event was announced after a series of angsty tweets between Heldeep founder Oliver Heldens and Monstercat founder Mike Darlington.
The imprints have announced a head-to-head event with some of their best artists “battling it out” for the crowds. Artist announcements are to follow, and fans wanting to watch this stacked battle royale can buy their tickets here.
“Love Vibrations,” an enrapturing collaboration by none other than house music’s heavy hitters Oliver Heldens, under the alias of HI-LO, and the enthralling duo, Dada Life, is out now on Heldeep Records.
Undoubtedly, when it comes to these artists, unpredictability dominates the production. Their mastery of deep house vibes contrasts with higher hitting synths makes for an irresistible combination of intense energy and melodic undertones.
“Love Vibrations” features unbridled, oscillating synths complimented by pulsating waves of dark bass progressions that is all tied together by intriguing vocal samples. HI-LO and Dada Life make for an incredible team, with each musician flaunting a different aspect of their artistry by contributing unmatched stylistic details. Although Dada Life has taken a hiatus from producing, their latest work will have listeners up and ready to go for what’s in store from the banana-tastic, champagne showering, beloved duo.
Oliver Heldens continues his domination of the house genres. Performing under his own name for his future house work and as Hi-Lo for his higher intensity tracks, the man has seen a meteoric rise to glory. Now Oliver has teamed up with another powerhouse of EDM for one of the most unexpected collaborations of 2018
Spinnin’ Records compiled a sonic highlight reel in its Best of 2017 Yearly Mix, a product that spotlights the Dutch label’s most highly acclaimed releases of the year. Jam packed with year defining digs, the Best of 2017 Yearly Mix pushes a near three-hours of play time as it places singles from Alok, Lucas & Steve, and more among those produced by Spinnin’ crown jewels, Oliver Heldens, CID, and EDX.
A well balanced tribute to the tracks that contributed to the label’s ever expanding influence in 2017, the mix unites the auditory with the visual, displaying lyrics and clips from the featured songs’ music videos as the Best of 2017 plays in the background, making for a comprehensive review of Spinnin’s 2017 superlatives.
Steve Aoki has officially release a remix package for his acclaimed hip hop album KOLONY, featuring new edits by Loopers, Dyro, Mike Cervello, Oliver Heldens, and one from MAKJ and Aoki himself. The package follows the announcement of the 2018 North American Kolony Tour, featuring Desiigner. Besides the previously released Oliver Heldens remix, all of
Those who follow Tiesto have become accustomed to his 21-year-old girlfriend Annika Backes popping up in his posts and stories as the two travel the world. The American model has been on the road with Tiesto for almost two years now, and yesterday the producer made it official that she will be joining him on the road for the rest of his life. Tiesto popped the question in the Maldives, and the two are now engaged!
Everyone from festival organizers to artists themselves have taken to social to express their congratulations to the couple. Oliver Heldens has even gone as far as to prompt fans to retweet him 5,000 times so that he can make a Tiesto and Annika meme account.
A big congrats from Dancing Astronaut to the newly engaged couple.
The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed.
Slander and Sullivan King team up for a mercilessly heavy-hitting dubstep collaboration, “Welcome to the Fire.”