Dutch DJs Gregor Salto and Oliver Heldens have entered the British Singles Chart on the 4th spot with their remake of dance classic ‘Can’t Stop Playing’. For Heldens this means a return to the top of the UK chart, after scoring two top 5 records last year, while Gregor Salto sees his original hit break new soil ten years after its initial release.
B a c k i n 2 0 0 5 , the track made by Gregor Salto & Dr. Kucho already crossed bridges between club hit and mainstream success, garnering massive radio support as well as reaching the top of the Dutch charts. It caught the attention of a young Oliver Heldens, back then still discovering his music taste and about to get infected with the dance music virus.
Meanwhile, Oliver Heldens has been received as the next best thing in house music. The now 20-year old DJ scored huge crossover hits with ‘Gecko (Overdrive)’, which entered the British Singles Chart at number 1 last year (even reaching the gold status for over 500.000 copies sold), and ‘Last All Night (Koala)’, entering the same chart at the fifth spot in December 2014.
With this success in mind, a remake of one of his childhood’s favourite tracks seemed only fitting. Working together with one of the original producers, world famous DJ veteran Gregor Salto, the sound of ‘Can’t Stop Playing’ has received a fresh, contemporary make-over, including the vocals of Norwegian singer Ane Brun and the fetching bass chords still in place, while the groove has taken a turn for the deep.
At first supported by a wide range of DJs (from Groove Armada, Major Lazer, Watermät and The Magician to big room jocks like Hardwell, Nicky Romero and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike), the record is now following the same path as the original ten years ago, crossing over to heavy radio support and mainstream popularity. Turning 2015 into another groundbreaking year for the young Oliver Heldens. After scoring mentioned hits last year, doing big remixes for Tiësto and Calvin Harris as well as entering the famed DJ Mag Top 100 on the 34th position, the triumphal path seems to get new follow-ups this year. Heldens’ first 2015 single ‘Melody’ already gained massive club following, while the DJ himself played headlining gigs everywhere (including Ultra Music Festival and the world famous
Coachella festival last weekend), this exciting remake of dance classic ‘Can’t Stop Playing’ is his newest milestone.
Dr. Kucho & Gregor Salto – ‘Can’t Stop Playing (Makes Me High) feat. Ane Brun (Oliver Heldens vocal edit)’ is out now on Ministry of Sound/Spinnin’ Records