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The remix was lifted from Above & Beyond’s beloved 2011 studio album, Group Therapy.
With countless No. 1 hits and over two billion streams to his name, BBC Radio 1 resident, records label head, and on-stage shuffler Oliver Heldens is a true superstar of the larger commercial dance music scene. Considered the founding father of “future house,” Heldens’ list of collaborators is a “Who’s Who” of dance and he’s been tapped to remix superstars like Calvin Harris, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Disclosure, and The Chainsmokers. Oliver also runs his own label Heldeep Records, alongside the newly launched OH2 imprint, which has seen the likes of Alok, Chocolate Puma, Dada Life, and Example. Now the Dutch producer is kicking off 2021 with a new remix that makes him officially apart of the sprawling Anjuna family.
One of several new remixes of classic Above & Beyond tracks to emerge as part of the 20 Years of Anjunabeats celebrations, Oliver Heldens’ remix of “Thing Called Love” was debuted by the legendary trance trio during their Group Therapy 400 live stream last September. This year marks the anniversary of Group Therapy, Above & Beyond’s iconic album that also gave the world “Sun & Moon,” “Alchemy,” and “You Got To Go.” So official remixing duties is no easy burden, not even for a mogul like Heldens. On Heldens’ five-and-a-half-minute version, the producer ups the ante by turning up the tempo dial, adding in energetic half-beats, and creating a high-energy revival that begs to be played on the dancefloor.
Above & Beyond – Thing Called Love ft. Richard Bedford (Oliver Heldens Remix)
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