It is no secret that I absolutely love Oliver Heldens. While the producer helped form the future house genre several years ago, recently he has been incorporating old-school sounds into new productions for a sound that is just what the world needs. His recent remix of David Guetta’s pop hit “Don’t Leave Me Alone” demonstrates this ability perfectly.
Helden’s technique of reinventing sounds of yesteryear started off with the release of “Riverside 2099”. The track took one of the most iconic Dutch house tunes of all time and gave it a dark and daring modern update. Heldens took the same approach with this remix, but on the more subtle end as the full Dutch House treatment would have overpowered this pop anthem.
While this remix does push the tone of the track a bit further on the darker end of the spectrum, it still has an airy pop persona. The driving, pounding bass and subtle hissing which precedes each beat are telltale signs of early 2010 styles. I could not be happier with this recent trend of returning to the style of EDM’s golden era. Heldens is leading a charge, and hopefully, artists begin to follow suit. Check out the track below.