The Dutch DJ Oliver Heldens is regarded as a future house pioneer, with multiple hits under his belt. He defined himself as a force to be reckoned with early in his successful career by signing with Spinnin’ Records in 2013. His early releases included bangers like “Stinger” and “Thumper.” Today, however, we recall an iconic song by the Dutch maestro. “Melody,” released after his biggest hit, “Gecko,” helped to solidify Oliver’s magnificent portfolio!
Using only instrumentals, “Melody” demonstrates that Oliver Heldens is a versatile artist who can produce tracks in various sub-genres and instantly transform them into hits. All eyes were on Oliver after his huge break in 2014 to see what would come next, and “Melody” did not disappoint. This song will always be remembered with over 35 million views on YouTube.
The track, titled “Melody,” contains a melodramatic string part and repetitive piano chords winding into a substantial house drop. “Melody” is a break from Heldens’ usual sound. Instead, the powerful piano-driven track is a new spin on classic house music, integrating orchestral string elements. With robust percussion and the addictive groove we’ve come to expect from the Dutch DJ, it’s a fresh approach for Oliver Heldens without losing his signature sound.
The music video for “Melody” by Spinnin’ Records is out of this world, leaving you scratching your head and moving your entire body to its ecstatic style of grandiose piano-house. The video follows a pair of young, gorgeous lovebirds as they romp around a weird backyard garden as if a piano house music was devouring Adam and Eve. Before getting into a grouchy neighbor’s pool, they strip, paint their faces, and even perform interpretive dance routines. Things, unfortunately, go wrong near the end of the video when they appear to be detained and heartbreakingly separated from each other. Perhaps everything is a dream, but we’ll leave it up to you to decide.
To provide some extra information for our featured artist, Oliver Heldens is at the forefront of the new generation of dance music artists, with No. 1 songs and over 2 billion total streams to his name. Oliver’s career has been a frenzy of mind-boggling success since his breakout song, “Gecko,” which was taken to the UK No. 1 spot with a vocal from Becky Hill, and the record was certified Platinum. Following that was a collaboration with Tiesto and remixes for Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, Coldplay, Justin Timberlake, and SZA.
Despite being one of the industry’s most productive and successful DJs and producers, Oliver Heldens is a tenacious perfectionist. This all-encompassing and broad interest in music in all its forms prompted Heldens to launch his record label, Heldeep. Heldeep has subsequently evolved into a music platform for everyone from veterans like Dada Life, Chocolate Puma, and Example to newcomers like Alok, Throttle, Brohug, and Zonderling. It goes far beyond just releasing music. Heldeep has hosted stages at several world’s most prestigious festivals, including SW4 in London, Tomorrowland in Belgium, Spring Awakening in Chicago, and club nights and day parties worldwide.
Oliver Heldens’ tenure at Hï, Pacha & Ushuaia Ibiza, and Marquee Las Vegas, on top of his act as a headlining performer at seminal festivals around the world such as Coachella, Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, EDC, Tomorrowland, and Ultra, keeps him at the center of the worldwide DJ circuit! At only 25 years old, Oliver Heldens continues to be relentless and shows talent beyond his years.