In the third episode of Musical Freedom Focus, our attention is shifted towards Oliver Heldens. Musical Freedom Focus is an interview series stemming from Tiësto‘s very own record label. Using this platform, Tiësto has been able to host interviews of a handful of artists. Although few in number, the other in-depth interviews include Jauz and Brohug.

The interview takes place around the windy city’s streets with Oliver where he discusses his ‘groovy and energetic’ sound. Furthermore, he welcomes collaboration with artists from other genres. It may follow that the next “Gecko” might be heard on the radio.

Speaking of the song that reverberated through the entire EDM community, Mr. Heldens confesses that he created the song while traveling on a holiday. ‘Gecko’ has spawned countless remixes from a range of diverse artists. When the inspiration hits, you just have to run with it. Heldens also touches on Heldeep Radio and how it uplifts artists who he likes, and is proud to help make an imprint on the community.

Shoutout to Tiësto for allowing a beautifully shot, yet intimate interview via Musical Freedom Focus. Below you can find the link to the series.

“I definitely try to make music for myself. And it also doesn’t have to be in one specific direction. I would also love to collaborate with more people outside our world. I love to produce music and I also love DJ’ing, I love curating music.”


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