Fedde Le Grand
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Best known for:
Tune of the year:
Fedde Le Grand 'Metrum'.
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2011:
What's the future of DJing:
It is exciting! DJs will continue to add more show elements to their performances.
Shake It, because it makes me laugh, or Plants vs Zombies.
Discovery of the year:
Dubrovnik in Croatia. I never realised it was so beautiful.
Rediscovery of the year:
So Much Love' by Thomas Bangalter & DJ Falcon. A classic, which is why I did a remake of it.
My whole life is one big awkward moment.
Style or substance:
Substance of course! It is the inside that counts.
Crying kids next to you on the plane after a very late night without any sleep.
In his own words, it has been “an absolutely incredible year” for Fedde Le Grand, who enjoyed massive success both live and with his production, also concentrating on mediating between the two. “My main focus was to get that balance between making music and playing out and I think this year I've really got it down,” Fedde believes. “Right from the start, when I got my new studio in the New Year, I just had this feeling that everything was totally getting into the groove for me, musically and on the road.” Musically, things could hardly have been better, with a string of Beatport No.1s (including his trancey remix of Everything But The Girl's 'Missing'), and phenomenal exposure of his 'So Much Love To Give' rework (shortened to 'So Much Love'). Similarly, debuts at Coachella and EXIT Festival signalled a year of epic live performances. As for the immediate future, Fedde is taking a Zen-like approach to following up a monumental year. “2011 is about creating the next swell. Next year, this swell should turn into a wave which will come crashing down.”