This weeks throwback is one that may shock many fans of Oliver Heldens. Before he was the Future House guru he is today, Oliver Heldens was an all star big room producer with releases on Spinnin’ Records Oxygen label as well as Cr2 Records.
One of his last big room/electro house tracks that he released before his big break on Tiesto’s Musical Freedom was his bootleg of Alesso and Calvin Harris “Under Control”.
Due to copyright issues and his new direction, HLDNS bootleg was taken down from Soundcloud.
Before releasing this bootleg, Oliver knew that his sound was going in a different direction so he made a new moniker for himself named HLDNS. This was the one and only track that he released using the name before Oliver Heldens became what it is today. Interestingly enough, Oliver recently announced his new moniker HI-LO which he produces less melodic and more heavy sounds such as “Crank It Up” and a free favorite “Wappy Flirt“.
It is quite impressive to see Oliver ‘s sound and career develop into what it is now. As you can see from his Facebook post below, he had 10,000 likes which is now a whopping 1 million and growing quite strongly.
ALMOST 10K LIKES ON MY PAGE, SO THAT MEANS I WILL RELEASE THE UNDER CONTROL BOOTLEG SOON.BUT I WANT TO MAKE AN…
POSTED BY OLIVER HELDENS ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013
Will we ever see the return of the illustrious HLDNS? Probably not. Seeing as how big room sounds are dying, HLDNS was only just a phase. Check out the free throwback track down below and reminisce of how much things have changed!
Alesso & Calvin Harris – Under Control (Oliver Heldens ‘HLDNS’ Bootleg) [Free Download]