JULY 17, 2014
Since Oliver Heldens’ massive hit “Gecko” was overlaid with Becky Hill’s vocal to become “Overdrive,” the track has been inescapable in both the dance and pop worlds. In fact, “Gecko (Overdrive)” debuted at #1 on the UK Singles Chart, which is not only a huge accomplishment for Oliver Heldens and Becky Hill, but an irrefutable indication of the track’s crossover appeal.
Now, British DJ and producer Kaz James has put his spin on the track in the form of this remix, kicking the energy of the tune up a notch, and adding a big-room electro house twist to it. Kaz James stays true to the original, electing to enhance rather than fundamentally change, creating a remix that is still entirely identifiable for fans of the authentic version. The tune is part of a package featuring remixes from Leftwing & Kody, Mr. Belt & Wezol, and Flashmob, as well as an extended edit of the original. A previously released remix package contained remixes from Jack Beats, Matrix & Futurebound, and DJ S.K.T.
Originally released by Tiësto’s Musical Freedom imprint in late 2013, Oliver Helden’s “Gecko” put an energetic spin on the deep house sound of the moment – to immense success. The instrumental track peaked at #2 on the Beatport Top 100 and secured support from the likes of Pete Tong, Danny Howard and Zane Lowe, among many others. While Oliver’s past accomplishments are not to be trifled with, “Gecko (Overdrive) has taken him to new heights, and his unique "future house” sound is quickly becoming an unstoppable force. As if that wasn’t enough, Oliver has parlayed this success into the Heldeep radio show, which is now being syndicated to stations worldwide.
Remix Package Tracklisting:
1. Gecko (Overdrive) (Extended Edit)
2. Gecko (Overdrive) (Leftwing & Kody Remix)
3. Gecko (Overdrive) (Kaz James Remix)
4. Gecko (Overdrive) (Mr. Belt & Wezol Remix)
5. Gecko (Overdrive) (Flashmob Remix)
Oliver Heldens Upcoming US Tour Dates:
7/19 – The Voyage @ San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA
7/20 – Global Dance Festival @ Red Rocks Amphitheater – Denver CO
8/2 – VELD Music Festival @ Downsview Park – Toronto, ON
8/2 – Mansion – Miami, FL
8/3 – Shine – Vancouver, BC
8/8 – Splash House @ Hard Rock Hotel – Palm Springs, CA
8/9 – Chasing Summer @ Fort Calgary – Calgary, AB
8/10 – Ibiza Festival @ Beachclub – Montreal, QC
8/29 – Firestone Live – Orlando, FL
8/30 – Electric Zoo @ Randall’s Island Park – New York, NY
9/28 – Tomorrowworld @ Chattahoochee Hills – Atlanta, GA