Review of Oliver Heldens’ “Fire In My Soul” And Its Three-Remix Set Pack

Oliver Heldens, the 23-year-old DJ/producer from Rotterdam, released ‘Fire In My Soul’ in late October 2018. For one thing, the song turned into a worldwide hit. In fact, Helens ended 2018 ranked #9 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs of 2018. Furthermore, Heldens received more good news as he signed a record deal with RCA Records. Alongside pop singer Shungudzo, Heldens’ “Fire In My Soul” is a combination of pop, electro, and future house. In fact, the house banger currently has a three-remix set pack produced by Justin Caruso, Gil Sanders, and Tom Staar.

Original Version

Let’s start off with the original version of the song and the music video for it. The song has influences from African music, especially since it connects Shungudzo’s Zimbabwean roots with Heldens’ futuristic sound. The song’s tempo was mellow at first, which later turns into a colorful atmosphere with trumpets and rhythmic bass. Additionally, The music video shows the simple yet vibrant hunter-gatherer lifestyle in practice as the characters connect with nature. The video ended with everyone dancing around the bonfire while the main characters began embracing each other.

Justin Caruso’s Remix

The first remix of the song discussed will be Justin Caruso’s remix. Los Angeles-based Caruso previously has produced remixes of songs performed by The Chainsmokers and X Ambassadors. Caruso’s remix began with fast-moving drum beats while Shungudzo’s voice flows perfectly with the rhythm. It later transitions into a song that resembles an active, disco-like anthem for house parties everywhere.

Gil Sanders’ Remix

The second remix that is covered in this article is Gil Sanders’ remix. The Italian DJ has had some of his tracks covered by record labels such as Armada and Sony. The remix starts with a modern piano style and slowly turns into a song that will have people dance instantly. It motivates people when they are having a tough day or inspire other people to continue having fun.

Tom Staar’s Remix

The third and final remix of “Fire In My Soul” is Tom Staar’s remix. Tom Staar is an English DJ who has partnered with Wolfgang Gartner and Knife Party. Starr has also worked on records with Spinnin’ Records and Mau5Trap as well. This remix goes straight to the action by providing a samba-like rhythm containing whistles and fast-paced drumming. Staar’s remix has the ability to transform a boring atmosphere into one that is full of joy and excitement.

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Ken Ngo

Ken is a passionate sports and music fan with soccer being his #1 sport and European (particularly French and Dutch) house music being his #1 genre. His favorite producers are Martin Solveig, Sebastian Ingrosso, Madeon, Tiesto, Martin Garrix, and Armin Van Buuren.

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