armand van helden
Armand Van Helden represents the New York City based Grammy Award nominated DJ/Producer/Remixer born in 1970.
Massively prolific house music producer, Van Helden was first noticed for his numerous productions on Strictly Rhythm produced under various aliases. His first big underground hit was scored late 1994 with "Witch Doktor", a mysterious, dark and hypnotic composition. His first EP followed, giving a glimpse of his talents and imagination. In 1995, he re-edited "The Bomb" by The Bucketheads, and started to remix other artists. From the big names of Eurodance (Real McCoy, Rednex) to popular pop acts (Bananarama, Ace Of Base, Blondie), the 'Van Helden' touch started to impose itself.
After a couple of succesful remixes for Kim English and Daft Punk among others, he unintentionally kickstarted the genre known as "speed garage" with his remixes of 'Sugar Is Sweeter' by CJ Bolland (strongly inspired by 'Get Up' by Krimp), 'Professional Widow' by Tori Amos, 'Runaway' by Nuyorican Soul and 'Spin Spin Sugar' by the Sneaker Pimps.
To prove he was not just only a remix act, he came back with one of his own productions 'The Funk Phenomena' in 1996. It became an international dance hit and made Van Helden the most requested DJ of the time. Just to mention a few of his successes:
* Produced multiple top 40 hits on the UK pop charts including “U Don't Know Me” (UK pop charts #1), Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden “Bonkers” (UK pop charts #1), Duck Sauce “Barbra Streisand” (UK pop charts #3), “Koochy” (UK pop charts #4), “My My My” (UK pop charts #12), Armand Van Helden & A-Trak Present Duck Sauce “aNYway”, “I Want Your Soul”, “NYC Beat”, “Flowerz”, “Hear My Name”, “Why Can't You Free Some Time?”, “Ultrafunkula”, “Witch Doctor”, and “Funk Phenomena”
* Produced full length artist albums ‘Enter The Meatmarket’, ‘2 Future 4 U’, ‘Killing Puritans’, ‘Gandhi Khan’, ‘Nympho’, and ‘Ghettoblaster’
* Mixed compilations ‘Live From Ya Mutha’s House’, ‘Get Up’, ‘Repro’, ‘New York: A Mix Odyssey’, and ‘New York: A Mix Odyssey 2’
* Remixed platinum artists including Rolling Stones, Katy Perry, P. Diddy, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, and Tori Amos (UK pop charts #1)
* One half of the duo Duck Sauce with fellow DJ/producer A-Trak
* Headlined clubs, festivals, and special events around the world as a DJ
* Duck Sauce “Barbra Streisand”, "aNYways" and "Big Bad Wolf" is out now worldwide with more to come in 2013!