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Rewerk Wednesday/Fedde le Grand

An iconic Dutch house DJ and producer, Fedde Le Grand is best known for healthy serving of club firestorms including “Put Your Hands Up,” “The Creeps” and the oh, so glorious Ida Corr owned romp, “Let Me Think About It.”

Mr. Le Grand has also made an esteemed name for himself as a frequent headliner at Molly-ready EDM events like UMF and TomorrowLand, and even more unconventional festivals such as Sensation and Coachella. Fedde has also blasted popular overseas club venues like Pacha Ibiza, Green Valley, and Marquee LV, as well as home country events like ADE, Amsterdam Music Festival, and the annual DJMag Top 100 DJs Awards, in which the superstar DJ’s held a spot in the upper ranks of the esteemed list for nearly a decade.

Le Grand has also been a key player in giving life to the careers of DJ talents such as Nicky Romero, Deniz Koyu and Danny Avila, and over the past few years, the club crushing DJ has also made it his priority to discover new talents, bringing to light emerging artists like Roul and Doors, John Dish, dBerrie and Jewelz & Sparks. Those artists are also housed on Flamingo Records, a dance music label Le Grand co-owns with his wife Tana along with DJs Funkerman (“Speed Up” all dat) and Raf Jansen. If that wasn’t enough heat for you, Le Grand also spins out a weekly radio show called Dark Light Sessions that airs every Friday on satellite radio and features many, many (did we say many?) of the fiery Flamingo releases.

Also on his list of dance floor destruction, Le Grand has also rewerked  wide buffet of mainstream music artists during his reign, including Madonna and her ’08 hit, “Give it 2 Me,” Coldplay’s “Paradise,” Mariah Carey’s “You’re Mine,” and the classic Everything But the Girl smash, “Missing.” But perhaps his biggest rewerked accomplishment came when mercifully remixed Michael Jackson’s “Love Never Felt So Good,” which served as the lead single from the dearly departed King of Pop’s posthumous album, Xscape.

Earlier this year, Mr. Le Grand dropped his latest floor filler, “Give Me Some,” a swift, jazzy joint that certainly packs just as much of a punch as any one of his astounding remixes. The tantalizing dance ditty would then find its home on Something Real, Le Grand’s first feature length record that co-stars guest vocalists from all over the music map, including Jonathan Mendelssohn (“Miracle” & “Lost), Danny White (“Cinematic”), and the one and only Corona, who the DJ mixes in her early ’90s dance smash, “Rhythm of the Night,” and certainly makes it his own.

So, if you’re not too familiar with this destructive werk that Fedde Le Grand constantly dishes out, do yourself a favor and jump right into any one of his polished productions. Your headphones will certainly be glad you did…so don’t even think about it…go. 

Cover photo courtesy of www.edmjobs.com 

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