Listen: Oliver Heldens pays homage to Shantel’s 2008 club smash with ‘Bucovina 2023’


Oliver Heldens teams up with Shantel to breathe new life into the German DJ and producer’s 2008 smash single, ‘Bucovina.’  

An artist known for DJing, remixing, and combining traditional Balkan music with electronic beats, Shantel’s original version of ‘Bucovina’ turned prominent calypsonian Wilmoth Houdini’s 1930s Calypso classic ‘Black But Sweet,’ into a Ukrainian folk vs. Balkan style masterpiece which became a dance music hit in Europe.  

Now, Oliver Heldens and Shantel have teamed up to turn “Bucovina’ into a modern dance smash that features an infectious signature Heldens bassline that pairs nicely with the main riff while also giving off some spicy Latin house vibes. While summer might be drawing to a close, this track is a reminder that there’s still plenty of heat to go around.    

Oliver Heldens & Shantel ‘Bucovina 2023’ is available September 1 across all available platforms.


Oliver Heldens & HI-LO 2023 Tour Dates


September 1: FWD – Cleveland, OH (Oliver Heldens)
September 2: Marquee – New York, NY (Oliver Heldens)
September 3: Electric Zoo – New York, NY (HI-LO)
September 3: Electric Zoo – New York, NY (HI-LO B2B Eli Brown)
September 15: D! Club x Drumcode – Lausanne, Switzerland (HI-LO)
September 18: Ushuaia Ibiza – Ibiza, Spain (Oliver Heldens)
September 25: Family Piknik x Techno Parade 25th Birthday – Paris, France (HI-LO)
October 7: The Hall – Zurich, Switzerland (HI-LO)
October 18: Melkweg x Heldeep – Amsterdam, Netherlands (Oliver Heldens)
October 20: Verknipt – Amsterdam, NL (HI-LO)
October 21: Dockyard Festival ADE – Amsterdam, NL (HI-LO)
October 31: Road To Ultra – Santiago, Chile (Oliver Heldens)
November 3: Road To Ultra – San Jose, Costa Rica (Oliver Heldens)
November 4: Road To Ultra – Guatemala City, Guatemala (Oliver Heldens)
November 19: Dreamfields x Drumcode – Mexico City, MX (HI-LO)
December 30: Decadence – Phoenix, AZ (Oliver Heldens)
*** More TBA

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