Due in no small part to the commercial success of his crossover hit “Gecko (Overdrive),” Dutch artist Oliver Heldens has become a festival fixture this summer, with performances ranging from EDC Las Vegas and Tomorrowland to Global Gathering and T in the Park. Slotting deep house elements into big room arrangements, Heldens has garnered the support of some of dance music’s biggest names, including Tiësto, David Guetta and Zedd. Billboard caught up with the Spinnin’ Records signee to get a sense for his summer soundtrack in advance of his set at Splash House in Palm Springs this Friday.
Oliver Heldens, “Koala”
“‘Koala’ is my newest track. I always play it loud at pool parties!”
Oliver Heldens x Becky Hill, “Gecko” (Overdrive)
“Should not be missed in my sets!”
Coldplay, “A Sky Full Of Stars” (Oliver Heldens Remix)
“Proud that they asked me for a remix! I play it in almost every one of my sets!”
Jess Glyne, “Right Here”
“I definitely love Jess Glyne’s voice!”
Mike Mago & Dragonette, “Outlines”
“This collaboration gives me the ultimate summer vibe.”
Mr. Belt & Wezol, “Shiver”
“Summer feelings all over.”
Corona, “Rhythm of the Night”
“Whenever I play a remix of this, everybody in the crowd puts their hands up!”
Heldens will be joined by the likes of Cut Copy, Flume, A-Trak, Chromeo and Jagwar Ma at Splash House, which runs from August 8 to 10 at the Hacienda Beach Club, Hard Rock and The Saguaro in Palm Springs, California.