Celebrating The Two Year Anniversary Of Heldeep Radio
We are proud to present the early premiere and story of Oliver Heldens' Two Year Anniversary Heldeep Radio Show (Heldeep 104). In case you missed it be sure to check out our career reflection interview with Oliver from last week to help set the stage for this landmark episode. Turn up the volume and venture through two plus hours of quality house music with Oliver as he takes listeners on a musical journey through the past few years.
What does it mean to you to reach two years of Heldeep Radio?
It really means a lot to me because I have been able to share so much music with all of my fans. The feedback I get on Heldeep Radio is also amazing. I can really see that the fans enjoy listening, which is a great feeling. So I’m going to keep making the show and bring people some awesome music.
Has anything about the show changed since its inception? How have you as an artist changed?
My music style has definitely changed over the years, but that’s not a bad thing. I have been developing my sound and my show changed with that. I’m always looking for the best music around, so I’m forcing myself to stay innovative with my own music and the music I put in the show.
How did it feel to have so many requests on your Facebook and Instagram for tracks in the episode?
It’s an amazing feeling. I received almost 1,500 reactions on Facebook and Instagram. Ultimately that’s the reason I started the show. I really wanted to create a platform for upcoming artists to showcase their music. It’s cool to see that so many people want me to hear their music and value my opinion. It really reminded me of the time when I was promoting my tracks. My advice to all the DJs out there is to just keep promoting your track everywhere. In the end someone will listen to it and think: "Wow! That’s amazing!"
How did you ultimately choose tracks to include?
It’s a certain feeling I have with the tracks. When I hear a track that I really like for the first time I want to keep playing it over and over again. So whenever I hear a new track that gives me that feeling of playing it over and over again I know it’s perfect for the radio show.
Are there any tracks or artists in the episode that you'd like to highlight?
It’s a 2 hour show, packed with cool tracks, so it’s hard for me to pick just a few. The show consists of tracks that were suggested on social media, some personal favorites I’ve played before, and a few of my own tracks. All I can say is just listen to it and enjoy every track!
Are any of these tracks tied to specific memories for you?
Well a special one for me is HI-LO with "Renegade Mastah." It was the first release on Heldeep Records, my own label. So I’m super proud of that track.
Thanks a lot for this interview Oliver! Last question: Any other exciting news we should know about?
Well I might be doing a HI-LO mixtape in the near future, but that’s just one of the many ideas I have right now. So keep an eye on my social media to see what’s next!