DJ style: “House.”
Best known for: “Stretching musical boundaries, not being caught in any one genre.”
Fave tune of 2018: “Fisher ‘Losing It’.”
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2018: “Raiden.”
2018 marks 16 years of the Dutch DJ/producer’s meteoric music career, and twelve years since the release of his worldwide chart-topping anthem ‘Put Your Hands Up For Detriot’. Since then, Fedde Le Grand has been non-stop. He’s produced two studio albums — namely ‘Output’ in 2009 and ‘Something Real’ in 2016 — and collaborated with an ongoing list of high-profile EDM and pop stars including Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Ida Corr and Shaggy. With his own label Darklight he’s helped the careers of young talent to flourish, including Dutch duo Holl & Rush, and China’s Carta, who’s now signed to Spinnin’ Records.
As a goodwill gesture earlier this year, Fedde joined forces with DJ Mag and software giants BBIN to raise money for The Gaming Beat Charity by giving away a run of exclusive downloads for the cause. Aside from that he’s been riding the wave of two summer singles — ‘Flex’ featuring ragga titan General Levy, and ‘Hit The Club’ with Korean superstar Raiden. Fedde tells DJ Mag that he has recently completed “some very interesting collabs” — a third album in the wings, perhaps? Either way, we’re certain Fedde has a grand plan...
Words: ANNA WALL