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Watch Young Oliver Heldens Dance To First Song He Ever Made [VIDEO]

Oliver Heldens is known by his fans for having some pretty wicked dance moves, and thanks to his mom, we now know that the "Bunny dance" producer was born to dance. In a recent interview with Insomniac, Heldens' mom and financial advisor, Elaine Schaap, busted out a dancing video of Heldens when he was just a kid.

Talking about her favorite memories of little Ollie as a kid, Schaap revealed that he had filmed a video with his brother dancing to a track made in a demo version of Fruity Loops.

"One of my favorite is him jump-style dancing with his brother Lars when they were 12 and 10 years old, on a French village square. In the Netherlands, he and the boys next door made a video of them jump-style dancing, and they used a demo FL to make the music. It was then that Oliver’s interest in making music started."

The song may well be the earliest example of music produced by Heldens, featuring an acid-house inspired production.

Watch and hear the young Heldens in the home video below...

She describes how he became obsessed with producing music after he got Fruity Loops.

"He was very focused on things he liked to do, like playing chess, gaming and making music, but not so focused on school work. After he discovered FL Studio, it was all about music. I remember holidays in France, where he did not go sightseeing with us or to the pool; he only wanted to make music. He relaxes by making music and playing FIFA with his brother and friends."

Heldens has become one of the hottest names in EDM, seemingly appearing out of nowhere and helping to bring the genre of future-house to mainstream recognition. But it's clear now that his meteoric rise to success was many years in the making.


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