Olivier J. L. Heldens born February 1, 1995, better known by his stage name Oliver Heldens, is a Dutch DJ and electronic music producer from Rotterdam. He is regarded as a pioneer of the future house genre propelling it to international attention and chart successes including “Gecko (Overdrive)”, “Last All Night (Koala)”, “The Right Song”, “Fire in My Soul” and “Turn Me On”. He also produces bass house songs under the alias HI-LO, which comes from “Oli H” in reversed form, and runs the label Heldeep Records. Through December 2019, he is the 346th most streamed artist on Spotify, with over a billion cumulative streams.
Heldens entered the DJ Mag Top 100 of 2014, making his debut at number 34. In December 2014, he performed an Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1, and British radio DJ Pete Tong named him “one of the breakthrough producers of the year”. Heldens released “Koala” on Spinnin’ in August 2014, and on October 6, 2014, he released “This” with Sander van Doorn. In a Billboard interview at Tomorrowland, Heldens described his style as deep house while acknowledging the mainstream influences in his music.
In 2019, Heldens commemorated the fifth anniversary of his label Heldeep and 250th episode of his weekly radio show Heldeep Radio, which is syndicated in 65 countries, broadcast on over 90 stations and reaches over 118 million people a week, with the Heldeep 5 World Tour, taking Heldens and friends across North America, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Europe, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea.
See a full list of upcoming Oliver Heldens shows here.
Without further ado, Oliver Heldens top 5 tracks of all time:
5. Oliver Heldens – Koala (Original Mix)
4. Oliver Heldens, Tiësto – The Right Song (official video) ft. Natalie La Rose
3. Oliver Heldens & Shaun Frank – Shades Of Grey (Ft. Delaney Jane)
2. Oliver Heldens X Becky Hill – Gecko (Overdrive)
1. Oliver Heldens x Riton – Turn Me On ft. Vula
BONUS: Oliver Heldens & Mesto – The G.O.A.T.