Oliver Heldens & DJs from Mars unleash summer anthem ‘Blue Monday’ (feat. JD Davis)
Get ready for one of the summer’s biggest anthems. Oliver Heldens has teamed up with the talented DJs From Mars to deliver what is primed to be one of the songs of the summer, featuring a sublime vocal performance from JD Davis, that perfectly compliments the addictive production behind the single!
‘Blue Monday’ is celebrating its 40th anniversary and was a groundbreaking track for the Manchester band New Order upon its release in 1983. Inspired by Giorgio Moroder’s similarly game-changing production on Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’ Blue Monday pre-empted house music and fused the sound of the pumping Hi-NRG of the era with Peter Hook’s inimitable bass sound with explosive results, which made it ripe for reimagination.
The new version from Heldens and DJs From Mars is a respectful yet tasteful contemporary version of the classic, retaining the bounce of the original and injecting it with a slick techno sheen with infectious new synths.
Davis’ understated delivery of the vocal is perfectly ‘80s in tone, and the epic breakdown only serves to make that bassline pump harder when it drops back in. It’s been a huge moment in Heldens’ sets recently and you can expect to hear it blasting across festival and club sound systems all summer long.
Heldens’ stacked summer season is underway, with key headline performances coming up at The Midway in San Francisco, LA’s famed Historic Park, and Brooklyn Mirage din the US, plus headlining sets at the likes of Lollapalooza in Sweden, Tomorrowland in Belgium, Creamfields in The UK, Ultra in Croatia, Airbeat One and Parookaville in Germany, Mysteryland in The Netherlands and Fest Festival in Poland, amongst a slew of other A-list festivals across Europe.
‘Blue Monday’ follows hot on the heels of Oliver’s recent partnership with Manchester City Football Club and their star midfielder Jack Grealish, plus his collaboration with pop goddess Kylie Minogue ‘10 Out Of 10, that just last week landed at #1 in the UK Music Week Pop Chart!
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About Oliver Heldens
Oliver’s career has been a whirlwind of mind-boggling success ever since his breakout hit ‘Gecko’ was taken to the UK No. 1 spot with a vocal from Becky Hill, with the record receiving Platinum sales status across the globe. A collaboration with Tiesto and remixes for Calvin Harris, Coldplay, Glass Animals, Justin Timberlake & SZA, Katy Perry, The Chainsmokers, Charlie Puth, Chic, and Jamiroquai followed, besides a plethora of popular original productions amounting to over 2 billion streams globally.
After 13 releases under both his highly-renowned monikers in 2020, and 18 releases in 2021, Oliver was the #8 most supported artist on 1001tracklists in 2021 which followed his title as the #1 most supported artist on the platform in 2020, and landed in the DJ Mag Top 10 for the fourth year in a row.
With the 28-year-old global superstar’s relentless tour schedule, Oliver continues to be at the forefront of the global DJ circuit bringing his eclectic, high-octane sound to major festivals including Coachella, Lollapalooza, EDC, Tomorrowland, Ultra and more. Heldens continues to release various club records through his label Heldeep Records and radio tracks via RCA Records as well as host his weekly radio show, Heldeep Radio.
The last year has only seen Oliver Heldens take his musical career to new heights, not only boosting his HI-LO alias to becoming the top-selling techno artist on Beatport, but lining up global dance hits in succession, including his remix of David Guetta and Bebe Rexha’s Grammy Nominated “I’m Good (Blue)” as well as “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” his winning joint effort with Nile Rodges & House Gospel Choir, “Oops” with Karen Harding, the atral-electro single “Disco Voyager”, and his recent rework of Kate Ryan’s classic ‘Désenchantée’.
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Oliver Heldens & DJs From Mars – ‘Blue Monday (feat. JD Davis)’ is out now on Heldeep Records
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