My Record Collection - December 4, 2018

My Record Collection by Oliver Heldens
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My Record Collection by Oliver Heldens

In My Record Collection, we dig down to the bottom of musicians' souls to find out what the most treasured parts of their record collection are. This week, it's the turn of Dutch DJ and producer Oliver Heldens...

  

The first record I ever bought with my own money was…

"Some Dance compilation CDs. The first few of those (when I was 11) were more focused on Hard Dance and later on (when I was 12/13) I got more in to Club/House/Electro. I remember I listened a lot to the ‘GRANDMIX 2007’ a 3CD box mixed by Ben Liebrand for SLAM!FM."

 

The record that made me want to be in a band was…

"I never wanted to be in a band, haha. I’ve wanted to become a DJ/Producer, since I was 12."

 

The record I've played more than any other is…

"As a DJ definitely my own track ‘Gecko’, haha."

 

 

The record that always make me feel good is…

"Chic – 'Good Times'."

 

The record I turn to when I'm feeling down is…

"Actually when I’m really down, I don’t listen much to music. But when I’m a little moody, I like listening to Tame Impala, Childish Gambino, Gorillaz, Empire of the Sun, Paul Kalkbrenner. But tbh I’d also listen to those artists if I was in a good mood. I love music which is kind of dark, but feel good at the same time."

 

The record I think is the most underrated of all time is…

"Hmm, I don’t know. I would say the whole Club/House/Electro scene around 2006-2009 was underrated, cause it was so much smaller compared to the Big Room / EDM scene from 2012."

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"Deadmau5’s 2009 album title ‘For Lack of a Better Name’. And this Dutch song by De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig (transl: The Youth of Nowadays), called ‘Watskeburt’. It’s a contraction of the Dutch sentence "Wat is er gebeurd?" ("What happened?", in the sense of "What's happening?"/"What's up?"). This was the biggest song in the Netherlands in 2005. (fun fact, the producer of that group, named Bas Bron, has an alias ‘Fatima Yamaha’, which is catching a lot of steam internationally. Really cool stuff, check it out!)."

 

 

 

The record I can't understand why everybody loves is…

"I don’t hate on music very easily, but I personally really don’t like Blink-182’s music and I just can’t understand why so many people love it."

 

The last record I bought was…

"I think it was ‘Camelphat & Solardo – Accelerator’ (on Beatport), to play in my DJ sets."

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2018 is…

"My new tracks! Haha. I’m looking forward hearing more new things in particular by Disclosure, Kaytranada and Childish Gambino."

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"Probably, my favourite record of all time is Modjo – 'Lady’."

 

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