Oliver Heldens reworks Kate Ryan’s classic ‘Désenchantée’ in pumping style for Spinnin’ Deep

Oliver Heldens turns his midas touch to another classic this month, reworking Belgian singer Kate Ryan’s European classic ‘Désenchantée’.

The track has a long history, originally released by Mylène Farmer way back in 1991, and has been an enduring hit in the dancefloors of Europe in its various forms ever since. Kate’s 2002 version is the best-known version, and still gets played on a wide range of dancefloors. Now Heldens reworks it in pumping ‘EuroRave’ style to bring it right up to date.


With one foot in the Eurodance vibes of Ryan’s version with its ravey synths arpeggios and one in the present with the thumping kicks and pacey tempo a nod to his HI-LO alter ego, he has breathed even more life into this monster track. Injecting it with new vigour and energy, it’s guaranteed to be a massive fixture at festivals all summer long and will introduce this classic to a new generation to help it live on further.

“After the pandemic, I’ve been cranking up the tempo sometimes at the end of my sets, and in the summer of 2021 when I was closing a festival in France I remember at the end of my set, I wished I had a good remix or edit of the French vocal (Euro)Trance classic ‘Désenchantée’ cause that would’ve been perfect. So after I decided I’ll make one myself for future shows in France, Belgium and the French part of Canada where I perform regularly. I made a pretty simple edit at first muting the very low frequencies of the original and adding a big warehousy techno kickdrum instead, and that worked fantastic already at a few of these shows in France, Canada and in the Netherlands in 2022, as well as getting some good traction online. So after the 2022 summer I went back into the studio and worked more on it, adding a few more elements like this happy hardcore binary voice synth arpeggio and some more percussion and fx to get it over the finish line. It’s been super fun to play this remix at the end of my sets, I’ve actually been working on a couple more tracks and remixes that are in a similar direction and I like to call this ‘EuroRave’, cause it’s not EuroTrance or Trance anymore, but it’s also not Hyper Techno or Techno. I hope you like it!”, says Oliver Heldens.

“While I’ve been approached by many people in the past for a remix of my classic, nothing was ever good enough, and definitely not better than my original” says Ryan, who has been one of Europe’s biggest pop successes since the early 2000s. “That was until I stumbled upon a post on Instagram of Oliver Heldens playing a bootleg remix of my track. I reached out to let him know that I loved it, and we soon connected to discuss the possibility of working together on a reimagined version of it. We are confident that the remix will become a hit and continue the legacy of this dance classic for years to come. I’m thrilled to have worked with Oliver on this project, and I can’t wait for everyone to hear this new version.”

Heldens has been keeping busy as usual, and will be hosting his infamous Heldeep Poolparty during Miami Music Week and playing two sets at Ultra Miami later this month. Recent singles ‘Disco Voyager’ and ‘Oops’ have both proved to be staples of the scene, gaining support from a huge range of DJs across the board.

Kate Ryan is gearing up for The Ultimate Seduction Tour 2023, which promises to be a truly unforgettable experience, with cutting-edge production backed by a tight live band and propelled by a fierce light show.

Get prepared for ‘Désenchantée’ to dominate the summer season!

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, and the atral-electro single “Disco Voyager”.

About Kate Ryan
Kate Ryan is a Belgian singer and songwriter. She was born on July 22, 1980 in the Kingdom of Belgium. Kate began her music career in 2002, releasing her debut single “Scream for More”. The song became a hit in Belgium and it helped launch her career as a pop artist. She has since released a number of successful albums, including ‘Different’, ‘Stronger’, and ‘Free’, which have spawned hit singles such as “Desenchantee”, “Libertine”, Voyage Voyage”,”Ella Elle L’a”, and “Je T’adore”. Kate Ryan’s music is known for its catchy pop melodies and infectious beats, and she has gained a dedicated following in Belgium and throughout Europe and has performed at numerous music festivals and concerts around the world. Boasting multi-platinum sales and 100s of millions of streams of both old and new music and connecting with fans worldwide with her energetic live performances, Kate is very much a staple of the dance music scene and is not going away anytime soon.


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