Oliver Heldens Pays Homage To Shantel’s 2008 Club Smash With ‘Bucovina 2023’

Oliver Heldens teams up with Shantel to breathe new life into the German DJ and producer’s 2008 smash single, ‘Bucovina’. The revamp is available now via Heldeep.

Every once in a while, you come across a rare trailblazer like young Dutch star Oliver Heldens, who stands out from the crowd with his own distinctive sound. A genuine superstar who counts No. 1 hits and more than 3 billion streams to his name is at the vanguard of the new generation of House music personalities. As well as being one of the most talented producers in the game and signed by RCA Records, he’s also one of the world’s favorite house DJs landing at #10 in the 2022 DJ Mag Top 100, maintaining his position in the top 10 for five years running.

An artist known for DJing, remixing, and combining traditional Balkan music with electronic beats, Shantel’s original version of ‘Bucovina’ turned prominent calypsonian Wilmoth Houdini’s 1930s Calypso classic ‘Black But Sweet‘ into a Ukrainian folk versus Balkan style masterpiece which became a dance music hit in Europe. 

Oliver Heldens and Shantel have teamed up to turn ‘Bucovina’ into a modern dance smash, featuring an infectious signature Heldens bassline that pairs nicely with the main riff while giving off some spicy Latin house vibes. While summer might be drawing to a close, this track is a reminder that there’s still plenty of heat.

Oliver Heldens & Shantel ‘Bucovina 2023’ is available September 1 across all available platforms. You can listen to it below!