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Special D.
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Special D in his studio
Background information
Birth name Dennis Horstmann
Also known as Special D, Special D.igga
Born (1980-09-16) 16 September 1980 (age 35)
Origin Hamburg, Germany
Genres Eurodance
Occupation(s) DJ/Producer
Years active 2003 – present
Labels Mental Madness Records
Website Special D MySpace website

Special D. (born Dennis Horstmann, 16 September 1980) is a German DJ and dance music artist who was particularly popular in the Netherlands, where he won the 'Best Dance International' award at the 2004 TMF NL awards. He was also popular among the Eurodance scene in North America. The "D" in Special D comes from the DJ's first name, Dennis.

His best-known track, "Come With Me", reached number 6 in the UK Singles Chart[1] and number 4 in the Irish Singles Chart in April 2004. He proceeded making more tracks, such as "You" or "Here I Am", which were frequently played on European dance floors.

His music featured in Crank: High Voltage.[2][3]

He has started using Ableton Live in his live sets.[2]




25-second sample of "You."

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Year Single Peak chart positions Album
2003 "Come with Me" 14 13 4 10 6 Reckless
"Home Alone" 37 27 17 11
2004 "Nothing I Won't Do" 37 49 45 8 160[6]
"You" 36 18
2005 "Here I Am" 19 7 66
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 519. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ a b Dolphin, David (1 May 2009). "Dennis Horstmann (Special D.) Interview" (Text & Audio). An Focal. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  3. ^ Mark Neveldine (Director) (2009). Crank: High Voltage (Film). USA: Lionsgate. 
  4. ^ German peaks
  5. ^ Search for Irish peaks
  6. ^ http://www.zobbel.de/cluk/CLUK_S.HTM

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