The Partysquad

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The Partysquad
Partysquad - BevrijdingsDance Emmen 2012.JPG
Background information
Origin  Netherlands
Genres Dance, hip hop, electro house, hip house, reggae, dub, trap, hardstyle
Occupations DJs, remixers
Years active 1998–present
Labels Universal, Mad Decent, Spinnin', Rebel Yard, TopNotch, Dim Mak[1]
Associated acts Major Lazer, Diplo, A-Trak, Afrojack, M.I.A
Members DJ Jerry
MC Ruben

The Partysquad is a Dutch DJ production team. It consists of DJ Jerry (Jerry Leembruggen) and MC Ruben (Ruben Fernhout). Since the early 2000s they have had 12 singles charting on the Dutch Top 40.[1] They produced part of M.I.A.'s fourth album, Matangi in 2013.


The Partysquad started producing in the hip hop genre, collaborating with many Dutch rappers. In 2006, they released a hip hop album titled De Bazen Van De Club. The album spawned 6 singles between 2006 and 2007, all of which charted on the Dutch Single Top 100 chart. The song "Rampeneren" with Ali B and Yes-R also peaked at No. 4 on the Dutch Top 40. "Wat Wil Je Doen" was featured on the soundtrack of the 2005 Dutch film Het Schnitzelparadijs.

Since 2007, the group switched to producing in a wide range of music genres including electro house, reggae, dub and trap.[1] They have performed as opening acts for 50 Cent, Kanye West and The Pussycat Dolls, among others.[2]

In 2008, the group went on hiatus, after DJ Jerry had a car accident which left him in coma. As he recovered, The Partysquad made a comeback in 2010, collaborating with Afrojack for the single "A Msterdamn".[1] In 2009, they signed to Diplo's record label Mad Decent and released their first international EP Hollertronix #10 under the label.[2] Their breakthrough on the US dance scene came with the reggae-influenced collaboration track with Major Lazer titled "Original Don". After the success of the song, The Partysquad created a 6-song EP Badman Rave EP, which expanded on the style of "Original Don". The group described their sound as "experimental rave EDM".[1] The Partysquad created their own label Rebel Yard, as sub-label of Spinnin' Records.[1] Among the artists signed to the label are DJs and producers Armand van Helden, A-Trak, Boaz, FS Green, Major Lazer and Yellow Claw, and rappers M.I.A., Sjaak and The Opposites.[3] In 2014, The Partysquad remixed "Dibby Dibby Sound" by DJ Fresh, Jay Fay and Ms. Dynamite - a UK #3 hit.



Hip hop albums[edit]

  • De Bazen Van De Club (2006)

House albums[edit]

  • UK Sounds (2003)
  • Total Los Vol. 1 (2008)
  • Total Los Vol. 2 (2009)

Extended plays[edit]

  • Hollertronix #10 (2009)
  • Badman Rave EP (2012)


  • Partysquad Mix CD Volume 1 (2000)
  • Partysquad Mix CD Volume 2 (2001)
  • Partysquad Mix CD Volume 3 (2002)



As lead artist[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
Dutch Top 40 Single Top 100
2005 "Wat Wil Je Doen"
(featuring The Opposites, Willie Wartaal, SpaceKees, Darryl and Heist Rockah)
15 12 De bazen van de club
2006 "I'm Sorry"
(featuring RMXCRW, Gio and Ambush)
22 14
(featuring Ali B and Yes-R)
4 6
"Hard to Get"
(featuring Gio, Ali B and Ambush)
"Dat Is die Shit"
(featuring Darryl, Nino, Negativ and Gio)
"Ben Je Down (TMF Awards Anthem 2006)"
(featuring Extince, Jacqueline and Caprice)
4 N/A
2007 "Non Stop"
(featuring Brainpower)
14 26 De bazen van de club
2008 "Stuk"
(featuring Dio, Sef, Sjaak and Reverse)
6 11 Total Los Vol. 1
"Drop Down (Do My Dance)"
(with Afrojack)
20 12 N/A
"Whoop Whoop"
(featuring DiceCream, Reverse, Darryl and Sjaak)
20 29 Total Los Vol. 1
2009 "Licht van de Laser"
(featuring Sef, Dio and Sjaak)
28 11 Total Los Vol. 2
2010 "A Msterdamn"
(vs. Afrojack)
86 N/A
"Lucky Star"
(featuring DJ Alvaro)
2011 "Ik Ga Hard"
(featuring Adje, Gers, Jayh and Reverse)
16 8
"Body Language (Ride)"
(featuring Rochelle and Jayh)
"My Bad"
(featuring Roxy Cottontail)
"For Your Love"
(featuring Caprice)
2012 "Tranga"
(with Illuminati AMS)
(featuring Alvaro)
"Oh My"
(with Boaz)
2013 "Helemaal Naar de Klote"
(featuring Jayh, Sjaak and Reverse)
28 14
"The Lion"
(with Mitchell Niemeyer)"
(with Billy The Kit)"
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
Dutch Top 40 Single Top 100
2011 "Original Don"
(Major Lazer featuring The Partysquad)
98 Original Don
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Mash Up the Dance" 2013 Major Lazer Free the Universe


  1. ^ a b c d e f "The Partysquad - Bio". The Partysquad. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  2. ^ a b "The Partysquad". Mad Decent. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  3. ^ "Artists". Rebel Yard. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 

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