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Fedde le Grand

Fedde le grand

Background information

Birth name

Fedde le Grand

Born

7 September 1977 (1977-09-07) (age 33)

Utrecht, Netherlands

Genres

House, Electro house, Tech House, Techno

Occupations

DJ, producer

Years active

2003-present

Labels

Flamingo Recordings, Ministry of Sound Australia, Toolroom Records

Website

Official Web Site

Fedde le Grand is a Dutch house DJ and producer whose single "Put Your Hands Up For Detroit" (UK/USA) / "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" (Europe, excluding UK) reached number one on the UK's singles and the top 5 in the Dutch singles chart, and spent five weeks in the Spanish dance chart. On 28 October 2009, DJ Magazine announced the results of their annual Top 100 DJ Poll, with Ultra Records artist Fedde le Grand placed at #29.,

climbing to #21 in 2010

Contents

  • 1 BIOGRAPHY
    • 1.1 1998 - 2000
    • 1.2 2001 - 2000
    • 1.3 2007
    • 1.4 2008
    • 1.5 2009
    • 1.6 2010
  • 2 DISCOGRAPHY
    • 2.1 ALBUMS
    • 2.2 SINGLES
    • 2.3 REMIXES
  • 3 EXTERNE LINKS
  • 4 References

BIOGRAPHY

1998 - 2000

Inspired by Masters At Work and Mousse T, Fedde le Grand kicks off his DJ career in the Danssalon in Eindhoven. For two years he is the resident DJ on the Sunday night. He also plays Dutch clubs like Panama, the Escape and the Love Boat in Amsterdam, and Jackies, Thalia, Discotheque and Now & Wow in Rotterdam, De Rechter in Eindhoven and he can also be seen at Extrema. Fedde le Grand is also popular abroad and performs in Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Russia, Greece and Israel.

2001 - 2000

From 2001 Fedde le Grand works on his own productions. His first release, under the name F.L.G., is the Electronic EP on Flamingo Recordings, a co-production with Robin M and with contributions from Funkerman (Ardie van Beek). Le Grand's records are released on labels such as Little Mountain Recordings (Sander Kleinenberg's label), Influence, Work and the British labels CR2 Records and Toolroom. Le Grand makes remixes for artists like Anita Kelsey (Every Kiss, 2004), Erick E (Boogie Down, 2005 and The Beat Is Rockin', 2006), Funkerman (The One, 2005), Olav Basoski (Proper Tunes, 2006) and Camille Jones (The Creeps, 2006). The DJ is a regular guest in Dutch radio show Ministry Of Beats on 2007

In March the DJ commences an Australian tour and as of May he tours the US. Fedde le Grand wins three prizes at the International Dance Music Awards staged at the Winter Music Conference in Miami (March). Not only he is Best Breakthrough Solo Artist, but also his hit Put Your Hands Up For Detroit is awarded in the categories Best Breaks/Electro Track and Best Underground Dance Track. On March 31 he receives a Danish Dance Award. On July Fedde le Grand he appears at Amsterdam's Westerpark edition of the worldwide Live Earth festival, supervised by climate guru Al Gore, who raises awareness for the global warming problem. Especially for this event Fedde le Grand writes the Mirror070707 Anthem. The festival is broadcast live on public Nederland 3 (TV) en 3FM (radio). At the same day Le Grand is prominently on the bill of dance event Sensation White at the Amsterdam Arena. During the tenth edition of the DJ Awards on Ibiza, Fedde Le Grand wins in the category Breakthrough. Le Grand's remix of Let Me Think About It, sung by Danish singer Ida Corr, reaches the Top 3 of the British charts. This makes it the third British hit single for the producer within a year. In the annual Top 100 of the influencial British DJ Mag Le Grand the 22nd place which makes him the Highest New Entry. Under the name The Flamingo Project the single Take No Shhhhhhhh is released.

2008

Fedde le Grand's club hit Put Your Hands Up For Detroit is mixed with Madonna's Music during the opening of Madonna's live shows. The American singer asks Le Grand to do a remix of her single Give It 2 Me, which is to be releasaed in July. After Junkie XL Fedde Le Grand is now the second Dutchman to do a remix for Madonna.

2009

The title track of Le Grand's debut album Output (September) is used in the promo videos of the OUTPUT World Tour and the Flamingo Nights. It's also being played by the DJ during the Ultra Festival in March in Miami. The first sinle of the album is released in May: Scared Of Me, with vocals by Mitch Crown and a remix by Dutch producer Hardwell (Robbert van de Corput). Mitch Crown can also be heard on the Let Me Be Real (August). One of the remixes of the fusion between pop and dance is done by Kraak & Smaak.

2010

The single Back & Forth has vocals by MC Mr. V. from New York (real name: Victor Font), whom Fedde Le Grand has met at the Miami Winter Music Conference in 2008. Le Grand again travels around the world for performances. He plays in Las Vegas and Chicago (January), Lausanne, Lyon, Munich, Bangkok and Jakarta (February), São Paulo and Miami (March), Casablanca, Berlin, Budapest, Birmingham and Düsseldorf (April), Hong Kong, Singapore, Québec, Toronto, Seattle and San Francisco (May), Ibiza, London, Los Angeles and Broek op Langendijk (June). The DJ has just finished his set at the Love Parade in Duisburg, Germany, on 24 July, when 20 people are crushed to death at the entrance to the festival grounds. He offers his condolences to the victims on Twitter. The world tour continues in July and Augustus with performances in England, France, Turkey, Lebanon, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Greece, Spain, Belgium, Macedonia and Romania.

DISCOGRAPHY

ALBUMS
  • 2007: Sessions
  • 2009: Output
  • 2010: Output (Limited Edition)
SINGLES
  • 2000: I miss you'
  • 2000: Party Time'
  • 2004: Las Vegas
  • 2005: Get This Feeling
  • 2006: The Creeps (Camille Jones vs. Fedde le Grand)
  • 2006: Just trippin' (feat. MC Gee)
  • 2006: Put Your Hands Up For Detroit
  • 2007: Take No Shhh...
  • 2007: Aah Yeah!
  • 2007: Wheels In Motion
  • 2007: Let me think about it (Ida Corr vs. Fedde le Grand)
  • 2007: Mirror 07-07-07 (Ida Corr vs. Fedde Le Grand)
  • 2007: F to the F (feat. Funkerman)
  • 2007: 3 minutes to explain (feat. Funkerman)
  • 2008: Get This Feeling (Re-Issue)
  • 2009: F1
  • 2009: Amplifier/Pinkbird
  • 2009: The Joker (feat. F-Man)
  • 2009: Scared Of Me (feat. Mitch Crown) (DE: #80)
  • 2009: Output
  • 2009: Let Me Be Real (feat. Mitch Crown)
  • 2010: Back & Forth (feat. Mr.V)
  • 2010: New Life (feat. Funkerman & Dany P-Jazz)
  • 2010: Rockin' High
  • 2011: Autosave (feat. Patric La Funk)
  • 2011: Running (Fedde Le Grand vs. Sultan & Ned Shepard feat. Mitch Crown)
  • 2011: Metrum
  • 2011: So Much Love
REMIXES
  • 2004: Anita Kelsey - Every Kiss /Fedde Le Grand Remix
  • 2005: Funkerman & RAF - Rule The Night /Fedde Le Grand Remix
  • 2005: Erick E - Boogie Down /Fedde Le Grand Remix
  • 2005: Funkerman - The One /Fedde Le Grand Remix
  • 2006: Freeform Five - No More Conversations /Fedde Le Grand Remix
  • 2006: Olav Basoski Feat. Mc Spyder - Like Dis /Fedde Le Grand Remix
  • 2006: Erick E - The Beat Is Rockin /Fedde Le Grand Remix
  • 2006: Erick E - Boogie Down /Fedde Le Grand Remix
  • 2007: Samim-Heater /Fedde Le Grand Remix
  • 2007: Freeform Five - No More Conversations/Fedde Le Grand Remix
  • 2007: Ida Corr - Let Me Think About It/Fedde Le Grand Remix
  • 2008: Martin Solveig - C'est la Vie (Fedde vs. Martin Club Mix)
  • 2008: Madonna - Give It 2 Me /Fedde Le Grand Remix
  • 2008: Stereo MCs - Black Gold /Fedde Le Grand Remix
  • 2009: Sono - Keep Control Plus /Fedde Le Grand Remix
  • 2009: Kraak & Smaak - Squeeze Me /Fedde Le Grand Remix
  • 2009: Fatboy Slim - Praise You / Fedde Le Grand Remix
  • 2010: Everything but the Girl - Missing / Fedde Le Grand Remix
  • 2011: Soundtracks&Comebacks - Goldfish / Fedde Le Grand Remix
  • 2011: Rye Rye ft. Robyn - Never will be mine / Fedde Le Grand Vocal Remix