A genuine superstar who counts No. 1 hits and hundreds of millions of streams to his name, he is at the vanguard of the new generation of house music stars. As much as Oliver Heldens is one of the most prolific and successful producers around, he is also a resolute perfectionist. Working tirelessly in his studio to craft new sounds and directions at every available opportunity, he’s a truly dedicated artist who refuses to cut corners. It’s this attitude to innovation that also saw him launch his spectacular HI-LO side project, which pushes his intricate and forward-thinking production aesthetic to its limits through the filter of hyperactive bass music.
As well as being one of the most talented producers in the game, he’s also officially the world’s favourite house DJ. Landing at #8 in the 2016 DJ Mag Top 100, he was the highest house entry in the chart for the second year running. His residencies at Omnia Las Vegas and Ushuaïa Ibiza continue to place him at the epicentres of the global DJ circuit and keep him spreading his eclectic, high-octane sound to hundreds of thousands of clubbers throughout the year.
His stature on the world stages continues to grow, with the biggest festivals like Glastonbury, Coachella and Lollapalooza all booking him and securing his status as a major crossover act in addition to headline slots at the cream of EDM events like Tomorrowland and EDC. He also continues to value the synergy of collaborations, with both Space Sheep alongside Chocolate Puma and Good Life with Ida Corr doing major damage in 2016, with the latter featuring as part of the blockbuster video game Watch Dogs 2. Aside from the music, Heldens always likes to go one step further with his ideas to ensure that every element of his creative game is truly standout. Whether that’s with his hilarious social media high jinks and antics on his huge channels, harnessing the power of his fanbase to create a dance craze for his track Flamingo or creating his own Deep Water vitamin drink, there’s never a dull moment in his world.