Oliver Heldens and Spinnin’ Records are teaming up with Activision to celebrate the new season of Call Of Duty: Warzone with an all-new dance track titled ‘Sound of Vondel’. Operators dropping into Call of Duty: Warzone Season 04’s new medium-sized map, Vondel, can also listen to the track in-game.
Drawing inspiration from Heldens’ techno-oriented alter ego HI-LO, the track is a darkly propulsive and atmospheric journey that evokes the gameplay that players have come to expect from the game. A longtime fan and player himself, Heldens incorporates elements from the game itself, including the voice of Modern Warfare’s Captain Price, one of the game’s most loved characters.
Oliver Heldens: “I’ve been playing Call of Duty for as long as I can remember. I even named a bunch of my first officially released tracks in 2013 based upon inspiration from the iconic Modern Warfare 2 game. To collaborate with the Activision team and to create some truly authentic music as the official anthem for the new Vondel map in Warzone is a massive honour to me!”
The track takes you into the sonic world of Vondel, a historic district within a greater metropolis built on an extensive river network. The waterfront district of a Baroque European city where centuries of old-world history blend with modern architectural developments. This medium-sized map is ready to host Resurgence, DMZ, and the Lockdown LTM at launch, as well as the standard Battle Royale in-Season.
Michelle Bresaw, VP and Head of Live Services at Activision: “Collaborating with Oliver Heldens has been an extremely exciting project for us. With the launch of Vondel, we wanted to encapsulate the Baroque feel of our new medium-sized Warzone map through a well-known European export, EDM. The marrying of a global DJ and the Call of Duty franchise acts as a celebration of what’s possible when the games and music industries collide.”