Fedde Le Grand
Enjoying artistic freedom afforded only an elite few, Fedde Le Grand is a masterful pioneer of electronica, considered by countless fans and artists as one of the single most defining figures in House music. Whether as DJ or producer, Fedde’s influence can be felt throughout the electronic landscape; his creative beats, grooves, melodies and rhythms surround us all and have done so for many years. He’s been credited countless awards and remixed the biggest artists around – from Coldplay, Madonna, will.i.am, Robbie Williams, Everything But The Girl, Fatboy Slim, to more. Recent additions of Shakira, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, his own all-time musical inspiration Michael Jackson and his long awaited Faithless remix see this list just grow and grow.
When it comes to solo records it was the seminal electro track ‘Put Your Hands Up For Detroit’ that not only brought Le Grand to global attention, but breathed fresh life into a stagnant house scene. Dubbed by many as the “Saviour of House”, it soon became evident that the Dutchman was no one-trick pony. Amongst others, tracks like ‘The Creeps’, ‘Let Me Think About It’, ‘3 Minutes To Explain’, ‘Back & Forth’, ‘Control Room’, ‘Metrum’, ‘So Much Love’, and ‘Sparks (Turn Off Your Mind)’, have established him as one of the most exciting and consistent talents around, demonstrating his effortless ability to move seamlessly between huge mainstream success and edgier, underground sounds. His 2009 debut artist album ‘Output’ was released in an incredible 64 countries worldwide, establishing him as one of the foremost creative forces in electronic music. More recently adding ‘Long Way From Home’, ‘Rockin’ N’ Rollin’, ‘No Good’, ‘Where We Belong’, 'Don't Give Up', ‘Twisted’, ‘Tales of Tomorrow’ (with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike) and ‘Robotic’ to his already impressive musical resumé. Currently working explosively towards his highly anticipated second artist album called ‘Something Real’ with massive releases like ‘Cinematic’, ‘The Noise (Yeah Baby)’, ‘Feel Good’, ‘Keep On Believing’ and ‘Give Me Some’, shows Le Grand has no intention of slowing down any time soon!
Not only indulging in his own perfectionist musical tendencies, Fedde also is ever so focussed on nurturing new talent using his years of hard-earned experience to push them towards superstardom. Just starting up his new Darklight imprint shows his quest for that new out-of-the-ordinary bit of talent is never-ending. Nicky Romero is just an example of the fledging talents that Fedde already helped early on to explode into the mainstream.
Around the globe thousands have witnessed show-stopping live-sets that explode with ingenuity and originality. Huge performances across continents are par for the course for Le Grand, with the likes of Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, Exit Festival, Global Gathering, Creamfields, Electric Zoo, Sziget, Mysteryland, Electric Daisy Carnival, Future Music, SW4, Airbeat One, an unparalleled number of Sensations, and the list just continues to grow. Most impressively adding his genre-defying new show concept GRAND, which truly is The Next Level In Dance. Developed in collaboration with RTL Live Entertainment this show is about to create a global shockwave as 2016 will see its international rollout.
His Darklight Sessions radioshow has become commonplace for fans across the globe as it’s well in its third year of airing on local broadcasting giants like SiriusXM, Radio 538, Radio FG and many more before getting its weekly online upload to enjoy on-demand-rerun-pleasure for eternity.
Yet through all the success – the international chart-topping heights and global DJ fame – Fedde’s focus is simply fixed on making and playing great tracks. His dedication to music and his unwavering passion for the dancefloor continue to make him an intrinsic and dominant part of the ever-evolving electronic scene. A touchstone, an inspiration and a pioneer; he is definitive, he is essential, he is house music at its finest. He is Fedde Le Grand.