Fedde Le Grand
Submitted by Becca Antoon on Tue, 2020-10-20 10:45
Best known for:
‘Put Your Hands Up For Detroit’
Tune of the year:
“Divolly & Markward X Vill & Vash 'Leta Leta’.”
Although he celebrated a No.1 hit single in 2009 with ‘Put Your Hands Up For Detroit’, Dutch DJ/producer Fedde Le Grand is far from a one-hit wonder. Over the years there have been countless highlights in his discography, from UK No.2 single ‘Let Me Think About It’ featuring Ida Corr, to his take on ‘‘The Creeps’ by Camille Jones in 2007, and releasing two albums — ‘Output’ in 2009 and ‘Something Real’ in 2016. In 2015 he launched his very own Darklight Recordings, which has grown a multitude of up-and-coming talent including the likes of Carta, Raiden, and Vol2Cat.
As a touring DJ he’s travelled the world over and played some of the most prolific festivals in the world including Coachella, Tomorrowland, EXIT Festival, Global Gathering, Ultra and many more. This year, as well as releasing a brand new remix of ‘Let Me Think About It’ by Sansixto, he’s remained focused and also “helping a friend with the most amazing sounding studio tool ever made,” he reveals.
What three things have most helped you through Corona virus Lockdown?
“Family and loved ones, music and Netflix.”
What lessons should the industry learn from this crisis?
“How important it is what we all do, because it gives relief in hard times, and that we stay adaptable as an industry.”
What steps need to be taken to address the racism in the dance music scene?
“To all remember the words of Chuck Roberts ('My House’): ‘Once you enter my house it then becomes our house and our house music. And, you see, no one man owns house because house music is a universal language spoken and understood by all’.”
What industry changes are you personally pushing for to make the dance music scene more inclusive?
"I have and will always push the values that I deem important and that is that music unites, especially dance music, because it transcends words. I’ve always refused to be captured in one style because it shouldn’t be about labels but about what music means to you.”
What’s the greatest dance music track of all-time?
“Inner City ‘Good Life’.”