Oliver Heldens explores Pokémon-inspired grooves with Mr. Belt & Wezol for ‘Pikachu’
Not one to deviate too far from his animal-themed hits, Oliver Heldens’ latest undertaking zeroes in on a beloved late 90s character with worldwide recognition. “Pikachu,” as it’s been named, is a new collaboration with Dutch duo Mr. Belt & Wezol and is shaping up to be as vibrant as its yellow, mouse-like counterpart.
Already deemed a notable game changer by many producers twice his age, Oliver Heldens’ unmatchable house touch is crystal clear. The track dances with rhythmic ease as it shifts beneath cheeky samples of the Pokemon star’s distinguished battle call. Sharpened by Mr. Belt & Wezol’s complementary house perspective, “Pikachu” is the perfect balance of comical cries of the Pokémon character and Heldens’ fine-tuned ear for groove and future electronic direction.