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Birth name Mich Hedin Hansen
Born (1968-04-09) 9 April 1968 (age 47)
Origin Denmark
Genres Pop, R&B, hip hop
Occupation(s) Record producer, songwriter
Years active 1989–present
Associated acts De Serious Cutshock
Soulpower Productions
Soulshock & Cutfather

Cutfather (born Mich Hedin Hansen; 9 April 1968) is a Danish music producer, songwriter, remixer, DJ.


He is perhaps best known for his remix of "Return of the Mack" by Mark Morrison (1996), and the song "Superstar" released internationally by Jamelia in 2003. In 2015 "Up" by Olly Murs feat. Demi Lovato became a big international hit.

He has worked with Danish producer Jonas Jeberg. They have written and produced for Pussycat Dolls, Kylie Minogue and Jordin Sparks. He has previously worked with Joe Belmaati in the songwriting and production team Cutfather & Joe. As part of the latter partnership he produced for Peter Andre, Ace of Base and Kylie Minogue. In 2003 he received the prestigious Ivor Novello award for Best Performing song for "Superstar" by Jamelia, which was the most played song in the United Kingdom that year.

According to his own website he is credited with seven number one singles and 37 top 10 singles in the UK and four top 10 singles in the U.S. Other artists Cutfather has produced or remixed music for include The Corrs, Brandy[citation needed], Santana[citation needed], Shayne Ward[citation needed], Blue[citation needed], Christina Aguilera[citation needed], Angie Stone[citation needed] and most recent Pixie Lott[citation needed].

He owns a studio in Njalsgadepakhusene at Islands Brygge in Copenhagen, Denmark.


  • Cutfather produced songs with his former production partner Joe Belmaati
  • Cutfather was also one half of the Danish producer team Soulshock & Cutfather in partnership with Carsten Schack (known as Soulshock).
  • They founded together the Danish label Soulpower Productions in 1990.
  • Cutfather was also part of De Serious Cutshock with Carsten Schack and Peter Meldgaard (known as Depete) for producing the Turkish-Faroese singer Yasmin.
  • In 2011, Cutfather collaborated with Melanie C on the release of her fifth solo album, The Sea.

Other appearances[edit]

On September 24, 2010, it was announced that Cutfather would replace Soulshock in season four of X Factor in Denmark. He joined returning judge Pernille Rosendahl and former judge Thomas Blachman. He won in his first season with Sarah Skaalum Jørgensen. After completing the fifth season and his second season, Cutfather left X Factor and was replaced by Anne Linnet.

Top ten singles[edit]

The following singles peaked inside the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 and/or the UK Singles Chart.

Selective songwriting and production discography[edit]

The following songs are written and/or produced by Cutfather.

Year Artist Album Song Notes
1989 Sybil Sybil "Love's Calling"
Chill Rob G "Court Is Now in Session" (single) "Court Is Now in Session" Remix
Tone Lōc "Funky Cold Medina" (single) "Funky Cold Medina" Remix
1990 Dodo and the Dodos "Pigen med det røde hår" (single) "Pigen med det røde hår" Remix
1991 Lucas To Rap My World Around You "Show Me Your Moves"
"Rap the Night Around U"
"Sitting in a Breeze with Jazz"
"The Brown Rose"
"Child of the Night"
"Storm Warning"
"Cholesterol Mind"
"French Pastry"
"Check Your Mind at the Door"
"Opening Up My Inner Doors"
"The Sun Gives Birth to the City"
"The Ice Age"
Queen Latifah Nature of a Sista "Give Me Your Love"
"Love Again"
"Bad As a Mutha"
"Fly Girl"
1992 Cookie Crew Fade to Black "Brother Like Sister"
Patti LaBelle Live! "All Right Now"
1993 Ultra Naté One Woman's Insanity "Show Me"
1994 CeCe Peniston Thought 'Ya Knew "I'm in the Mood"
"Hit by Love"
"Keep Givin' Me Your Love"
1995 Jaki Graham Hold On "Seek & You Will Find"
"Saving It Up"
Blacknuss "It Should Have Been You" (single) "It Should Have Been You" Remix
1996 "Dinah" (single) "Dinah" Remix
Peter Andre Natural "Natural"
"I Feel You"
"Message to My Girl"
Sandra St. Victor Mack Diva Saves the World "Since You Been Gone"
Damage "Love II Love" (single) "Love II Love" Remix
Brownstone "5 Miles to Empty" (single) "5 Miles to Empty" Remix
Shola Ama "You're the One I Love" (single) "You're the One I Love" Remix
1997 Mark Morrison Return of the Mack "Return of the Mack"
Gina G Fresh! "Missin' You Like Crazy"
Peter Andre Time "Lonely"
Skunk Anansie "Brazen (Weep)" (single) "Brazen (Weep)" Remix
All Saints "I Know Where It's At" (single) "I Know Where It's At" Remix
Bootsy Collins "I'm Leavin' U (Gotta Go, Gotta Go)" (single) "I'm Leavin' U (Gotta Go, Gotta Go)" Remix
Brownstone "Kiss & Tell" (single) "Kiss & Tell" Remix
Damage "Love Guaranteed" (single) "Love Guaranteed"
Destinée "Paradis Secret" (single) "Paradis Secret"
Fatima Rainey Love Is a Wonderful Thing "The Weakest Link"
First Class "Strictly Rollin'" (single) "Kiss & Tell" Remix
Shola Ama "You Might Need Somebody" (single) "You Might Need Somebody" Remix
Tony Momrelle "Let Me Show You" (single) "Let Me Show You" Remix
Ultimate Kaos "Casanova" (single) "Casanova" Remix
1998 Christina Undhjem Watching You "Just No Other Way"
"Need to Know"
"I'll Make It Up to You"
"Love of a Lifetime"
"I'll Be Around"
"I Still Believe"
Five "When the Lights Go Out" (single) "When the Lights Go Out" Remix
5ive "That's What You Told Me"
"You and I"
Ace of Base Flowers "Cruel Summer"
"Adventures In Paradise"
"Everytime It Rains"
B*Witched B*Witched "Rollercoaster"
Andrea Martin The Best of Me "Steppin'"
"Breaking of My Heart"
Billie Honey to the B "Girlfriend" Remix
"She Wants You" Remix
"Party on the Phone" Remix
"I Dream" Remix
Another Level Another Level "Freak Me" Remix
"I Want You for Myself"
"Be Alone No More"
Søren Sko Sko "Revelation"
"Someone to Hold Me Tonight"
"Do You Care"
Celetia "Rewind" (single) "Rewind" Remix
Charlotte "Be Mine" (single) "Be Mine" Remix
Jessica Folcker Jessica "Falling in Lovi"
"Anywhere Is Paradise"
Shola Ama "Much Love" (single) "Much Love" Remix
Los Umbrellos Flamenco Funk "No Tengo Dinero"
1999 Westlife Westlife "My Private Movie"
Me & My Let the Love Go On "I'm On My Way"
"I'm Going Down"
"Take Me Back"
"Every Single Day"
"You Do That Thing"
Five "If Ya Gettin' Down" (single) "When I Remember When"
LFO LFO "Cross My Heart"
"I Don't Wanna Kiss You Goodnight"
"Think About You"
"I Will Show You Mine"
"Your Heart Is Safe With Me"
Angie Stone Black Diamond "Life Story"
Another Level Nexus... "Bomb Diggy"
B*Witched Awake and Breathe "Jesse Hold On"
"Jump Down"
CoCo Lee Just No Other Way "Can't Get Over"
Gary Barlow Twelve Months, Eleven Days "Walk"
2000 A1 "No More" (single) "No More" Remix
Atomic Kitten "See Ya" (single) "See Ya" Remix
Christina Aguilera "I Turn to You" (single) "I Turn to You" Remix
Worlds Apart Here and Now "Forever Girl"
"I Will" (single) "Here and Now"
No Authority No Authority "I'm Telling You This"
"Can I Get Your Number (A Girl Like You)"
"Don't Get Better"
"Make You Dance"
Cleopatra Steppin' Out "Come and Get Me"
2001 O-Town O-Town "We Fit Together"
LFO Life Is Good "6 Minutes"
Kristine Blond All I Ever Wanted "All I Ever Wanted"
"Coming Up for Air"
"You Belong to Someone Else"
"Teach Him"
"This Is How I Wanna Be"
"Green Light"
"This Party"
"Love Shy"
Kylie Minogue Fever "Good Like That"
Westlife World of Our Own "Imaginary Diva"
Blue All Rise "Too Close" Remix
EyeQ Let It Spin "The World Outside My Door"
Sweet Female Attitude In Person "Flowers"
The Corrs "Give Me a Reason" (single) "Give Me a Reason" Remix
Bikini "Do You Always" (single) "Do You Always" Remix
Dane Bowers Facing the Crowd "She's Lying"
D-Side "Stronger Together" (single) "Stronger Together"
2002 Brandy "Full Moon" (single) "Full Moon" Remix
Blue One Love "Flexin'"
"Don't Treat Me Like a Fool"
Robyn Don't Stop the Music "Still Your Girl"
Holly Valance Footprints "City Ain't Big Enough"
"Cocktails & Parties"
Blazin' Squad In the Beginning "I Understand"
"Love on the Line"
"I Belong to You (Every Time I See Your Face)"
3SL "Take It Easy" (single) "Take It Easy" Remix
"Touch Me Tease Me" (single) "Touch Me Tease Me" Remix
3rd Edge "Know You Wanna" (single) "Know You Wanna" Remix
Tweet "Call Me" (single) "Call Me" Remix
2003 Justin Guarini Justin Guarini "Doin' Things (We're Not Supposed To)"
Blazin' Squad "Reminisce/Where the Story Ends" (single) "Reminisce" (Radio Edit)
Blue Guilty "Stand Up"
Jamelia Thank You "Superstar"
Blazin' Squad Now or Never "No Angels"
"Baby It's the Weekend"
"Flip Reverse" (single) "Nothing Like This"
Westlife Turnaround "Lost In You"
Tom Jones "Black Betty" (single) "Black Betty"
2004 Christine Milton Friday "Superstar"
"All Night (Back on the Inside)"
"Whiketywhack (I Ain't Coming Back)"
"If You Leave Me Now"
Peter Andre The Long Road Back "Never Gonna Give You Up"
"What Is Love?"
Clea "Stuck in the Middle" (single) "Stuck in the Middle" Remix
Laid Back Happy Dreamer "Beautiful Day"
2005 Jon Today Is a Good Day (To Fall In Love) "Who U Gonna Run to"
"Every Girl I've Wanted"
Cassius Henry "Gibberish" (single) "Gibberish" Remix
Terri Walker L.O.V.E "This Is My Time"
"Whoopsie Daisy"
"What the Hell"
"Ain't No Love"
"Yes I Do"
Billy Crawford Big City "Go Go"
Lee Ryan Lee Ryan "Real Love"
2006 Bent Fabric non-album single "Sweet Señorita!"
Shayne Ward Shayne Ward "You're Not Alone"
"Next to Me"
Jamelia Walk with Me "Ain't a Love"
2007 Big Brovaz Re-Entry "Must Be Crazy"
Corbin Bleu Another Side "Deal with It"
Jordin Sparks Jordin Sparks "One Step at a Time"
Kylie Minogue X "Like a Drug"
"All I See"
"Rippin' Up the Disco"
Shayne Ward Breathless "Stand by Your Side"
2008 Pussycat Dolls Doll Domination "I Hate This Part"
Monrose I Am "Certified"
"Step Aside"
The Saturdays Chasing Lights "If This Is Love"
Jessica Mauboy Been Waiting "Burn"
Alex Young Cold "Alex Young"
2009 Luigi Masi Save His Shoes "Armed with Love"
Linda Andrews Into the Light "What If the Heart Is Wrong"
Jordin Sparks Battlefield "S.O.S. (Let the Music Play)"
Pixie Lott Turn It Up "Turn It Up"
"My Love"
Basim Befri dig selv "Nok af dig"
"Jeg vil være din"
JLS JLS "Heal This Heartbreak"
Alien Beat Club Diversity "One Touch"
"Simple Things"
Stan Walker Introducing Stan Walker "Black Box"
2010 School Gyrls School Gyrls "I'm Not Just a Girl"
f(x) Nu ABO "Nu ABO"
Kimberley Locke "Strobelight" (single) "Strobelight"
Monrose Ladylike "This Is Me"
Kylie Minogue Aphrodite "Get Outta My Way"
"Go Hard or Go Home"
OMD History of Modern "Pulse"
Basshunter Calling Time "Saturday"
Chris Willis "Louder (Put Your Hands Up)" (single) "Louder (Put Your Hands Up)"
The Wanted The Wanted "Heart Vacancy"
"A Good Day for Love to Die"
The Overtones Good Ol' Fashioned Love "Good Ol' Fashioned Love"
Shayne Ward Obsession "Gotta Be Somebody"
2011 September Love CPR "Party In My Head"
"Resuscitate Me"
Isis Gee "How About That" (single) "How About That" Remix
Rasmus Nielsen "Hør mig nu" (single) "Hør mig nu"
Eric Saade Saade Vol. 1 "Me and My Radio"
Melanie C The Sea "Think About It"
JLS Jukebox "Go Harder"
"Take You Down"
Eric Saade Saade Vol. 2 "Crashed on the Dance Floor"
2012 JLS "Proud"
Outlandish Warrior // Worrier "Ready to Love"
f(x) Electric Shock "Beautiful Stranger"
Camille Jones "Tro, håb & kærlighed"
Alexandra Burke Heartbreak on Hold "Let It Go"
"This Love Will Survive"
Kristoffer Rahbek "Hate That I Love You"
2013 Blue Roulette "Without You"
"Heart on My Sleeve"
"Black Box"
Alexander Brown #Human "Something Beautiful"
The Wanted Word of Mouth "Show Me Love (America)"
2014 Kylie Minogue Kiss Me Once "Million Miles"
"Sexy Love"
Jake Miller "First Flight Home"
World of Girls "Weekend Girl"
Girls' Generation-TTS Holler "Adrenaline"
Olly Murs Never Been Better "Up"

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