Oliver Heldens drops gorgeous new single “Freedom for My Folks” to wrap up 2020
I think we’re all happy 2020 is coming to an end. One person who might want to keep it going is is Oliver Heldens. The Dutch producer / DJ had a huge year releasing 22 original tracks and remixes under both his own name and his Hi-Lo alias. He’s been a fixture on live streams, making some of the most unique performances of the year. He was named Top Producer of the Year by 1001Tracklists and ranked 8th in the DJ Mag Poll. He also founded a second record label, OH2to showcase more commercial music.
Enter his latest and final single from 2020. “Freedom for my people. “Oliver teams up with the American-Zimbabwean singer again anxiety If so, you may recognize her by her previous collaboration with Oliver on Fire In My Soul. While that song was a massive dance floor heater, “Freedom For My People” is much more epic and broader in scope.
Based on an acapella poem by Shungudzo back in March when the pandemic began, her urgent chant comes at just the right time. The production is the Oliver Heldens that we know and love. There’s these beautiful piano melodies, some great percussion, a lively house vibe, and a groove that is undeniable.
Check out the latest from Oliver Heldens & Shungudzo, “Freedom For My People,” now on OH2. Also watch Oliver’s live stream from the Eifel Gran Prix After Party.