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Released 10 Years Ago: Oliver Heldens – Gecko

Ten years ago, as EDM was surging in popularity, a track emerged that would redefine the soundscape of dance music. Oliver Heldens‘Gecko’ was first shrouded in mystery, becoming a widely speculated ID track in Tiesto‘s sets throughout 2013. The revelation that this young Dutch talent was behind the track only added to the excitement. Released on Tiesto‘s Musical Freedom label, known for its big room anthems, ‘Gecko’ marked a refreshing departure into the burgeoning future house genre. Today, ‘Gecko’ is celebrated as one of Oliver Heldens‘ finest productions, amassing over 200 million streams and holding a special place in the hearts of electronic music enthusiasts.

Oliver Heldens has carved a niche for himself with his unique sound, blending infectious rhythms with deep, groovy basslines. His journey from emerging artist to one of the most influential figures in dance music is marked by a string of #1 hits and an impressive accumulation of over 2 billion streams. Ranked #7 in the 2019 DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll, Heldens is not just a studio wizard but also a commanding presence behind the decks, bringing his high-energy performances to over 2.5 million fans each year. His impact is seen across major festivals worldwide, including Coachella, Lollapalooza, EDC, Tomorrowland, and Ultra, where his sets are eagerly anticipated for their vibrancy and unmistakable Heldens flair. As ‘Gecko’ continues to be a defining track in his career, Oliver Heldens‘ influence on the EDM landscape remains as prominent and dynamic as ever.

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