Lush! in Portrush is bringing Dutch DJ Oliver Heldens for his Northern Irish debut on Easter Monday.
The Rotterdam star’s 2013 release, Gecko, caught the attention of the mighty Tiesto who immediately signed him to his label.
The single was released on Tiesto’s Musical Freedom record label and peaked at number 1 on the DMC Magazine Buzz Chart and was named “Essential New Tune” by BBC’s Pete Tong in January last year.
Heldens also released a remix of Robin Thicke’s “Feel Good” in 2014 and he made appearance at EDC, Amnesia Ibiza, Tomorrowland, Departures Ushuaia Ibiza, Creamfields, Electric Zoo Festival, Veld Music Festival and Stereosonic.
Heldens, who is ranked 34 in the the DJ Mag Top 100, was described by Tong as “one of the producers of the year’.
2014 turned out be a massive year for Heldens, as it saw the release of no less than six singles, including Gecko, Gecko (Overdrive) with vocals from Becky Hill, Koala, THIS in a collaboration with Sander van Doorn, Pikachu in collaboration with Mr. Belt & Wezol and Last All Night (Koala) with vocals from KStewart, along with remixes for Robin Thicke’s ‘Feel Good’, Disclosure’s ‘Latch’, Coldplay’s ‘A Sky Full Of Stars’, Dr. Kucho & Gregor Salto’s ‘Can’t Stop Playing’, The Voyager’s ‘A Lot Like Love’ and Tiesto’s ‘Light Years Away’. Last All Night (Koala) entered the British Singles Chart last December at number five, making it Heldens’ second top-five single in the UK.
Music recognition app Shazam predicts that Heldens will soar to a new level of DJ stardom in 2015.
The Lush event is ticket only. Tickets cost £16 and can be obtained from kellysportush.com
COMPETITION: In association with Lush we are giving away two pairs of VIP tickets to Oliver Heldens’ appearance at the Kelly’s venue on Monday, April 6.
Simply e-mail us your name, address and daytime telephone number to news:@colerainetimes.co.uk to be in with a chance of winning.
Entries should be marked Lush! Competition and the winners will notified by telephone. Closing date March 30.