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Oliver Heldens Drops His Latest Hit "Koala"

Saturday, August 09, 2014
Dan Pearse

Oliver Heldens

This week 19-year old Dutch artist Oliver Heldens released his latest track (after the amazing success of "Gecko") called "Koala" on Spinnin' Records. Heldens started his music career when he became a part of the Spinnin' Records crew in 2013, however his first releases were with sub-label Oxygen Records and British label Cr2 with tracks like "Stinger" on Oxygen and "Javelin" on Cr2. Heldens achieved his first worldwide hit when Tiesto signed his addictive back-and-forth beat "Gecko" on his label Musical Freedom Records at the end of 2013. Since then, a mainstream vocal production with the voice of British singer Becky Hill called "Overdrive" has been released on Pete Tong's FFRR label. So far in 2014 Heldens has played at major worldwide festivals including Tommorrowland, and will also appear at Creamfields and Electric Zoo later this summer.

The Track

The song begins with elements of a deep house melody with lots of swanky synths and an alternating pitch. As the song hits the build up it combines the use of edited vocal effects with a slower pace. The climax features a classic keyboard melody that is typical of Modern House. Whether this is Oliver Heldens' newest hit remains to be seen, but it is clear that this resembles an evolution from his early Electro releases to his current House and Deep House style.