Special D.

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Special D.
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Special D in his studio
Background information
Birth nameDennis Horstmann
Also known asSpecial D, Special D.igga
Born (1980-09-16) 16 September 1980 (age 38)
OriginHamburg, Germany
Years active2003 – 2005
LabelsMental Madness Records
WebsiteSpecial 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]




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". An Focal. Archived from the original (Text & Audio) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 4 May 2009.
  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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