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Fedde Le Grand
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Fedde Le Grand
Background information
Birth name Fedde Le Grand
Born (1977-09-07) 7 September 1977 (age 39)
Utrecht, Netherlands
Genres House, electro house, tech house, progressive house
Occupation(s) DJ, producer, remixer
Years active 2002-present
Labels Flamingo Recordings, Ministry of Sound Australia, Toolroom Records, Ultra Records, Be Yourself Music, Spinnin' Records, Darklight Recordings
Associated acts Funkerman, Sultan & Ned Shepard, Nicky Romero, Jewelz & Sparks, Roul and Doors, Patrick la Funk, Deniz Koyu, Michael Calfan, Chocolate Puma, John Dish, and Marco V
Website Official Website

Fedde Le Grand (born 7 September 1977 in Utrecht) is a Dutch house DJ and producer. He is best known for his chart-topping 2006 song "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit".[1] Le Grand is a perennial headliner at renowned EDM festivals such as Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland and for the majority of the year tours internationally at major night clubs. Le Grand is also known for his remixes of popular artists such as Coldplay, Michael Jackson, Shakira, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Timeflies, Naughty Boy, and Martin Solveig.

Biography

Fedde and his wife Tana are co-founders (alongside Funkerman and Raf Jansen) of Flamingo Recordings and hosts a weekly radio show called Dark Light Sessions that airs every Friday on satellite radio and features many of the Flamingo releases.

He has played a pivotal role in the careers of talents such as Nicky Romero, Deniz Koyu and Danny Avila. In recent years he has intensified his commitment to discovering new talents in the EDM world. He has brought to light emerging artists like Holl & Rush, John Dish, dBerrie, Jewelz & Sparks, Merk & Kremont, Mike Lucas and Simon Beta (also known as Doctors in Florence) and many others.[citation needed]

Career

On January 12, 2015, Fedde released the instrumental mix of "Tales of Tomorrow" on Darklight Recordings; it featured collaboration with Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike. The vocal mix features English singer-songwriter Julian Perretta.

February 26, 2016, saw the release of Fedde's second full-length studio album, Something Real. The fourteen track compilation showcased recordings that had a significantly larger degree of pop influence than his previous "funk"-focused album, Output. The album also featured songs he had been sampling over the past few years during his festival sets.

The single "Put Your Hands Up For Detroit" (UK/US) / "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit"[2] (Europe, excluding the UK) reached the top five on the Dutch Top 40, number one in the United Kingdom and spent five weeks on the dance charts in Spain.

Discography

Awards and nominations

DJ Magazine

Top 100 DJs Rankings

On DJ Magazine, Fedde Le Grand debuted on the rankings at 22nd in 2007.[3]

Position Year Movement
22 2007 New Entry
29 2008 Down 7
29 2009 No Change
21 2010 Up 8
14 2011 Up 7
26 2012 Down 12
29 2013 Down 3
35 2014 Down 6
35 2015 No Change
50 2016 Down 15

References

  1. ^ "Fedde Le Grand". Ultra Music. Retrieved 2015-01-20. 
  2. ^ IMO Records "Fedde Le Grand Biography", IMO Records, Retrieved on 11 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Top 100 DJs 2016 | DJMag.com". djmag.com. Retrieved 2016-12-03. 

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