335 – Fedde Le Grand

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Since attracting global attention with his immensely popular electro homage to the Motor City ‘Put Your Hands Up For Detroit’ back in 2006 Fedde Le Grand has been one of the biggest names in dance music with a string of follow up hits including ‘Let Me Think About It’, ‘Control Room’ and ‘Sparks’ alongside remixes for some of the pop worlds biggest names from Madonna to Coldplay. Perhaps most surprising is that despite his mainstream success, the Dutchman retains the ability to seamlessly switch between the big room house sounds that top the beatport and mainstream charts to a edgier, more underground sound for his DJ sets.

Such artistic freedom to enjoy cross genre success is afforded to only an elite few and with that in mind we were excited to welcome Fedde to our podcast series to see just exactly what type of mix the Utrecht native would produce for us ahead of his performance at London’s iconic nightspot Ministry Of Sound this Saturday. Switching between the show stopping sounds of his live festival performances at the likes of Coachella, Exit Festival, and Global Gathering whilst retaining a dedication to rising talent via his own Flamingo imprint we’re pleased to say that the mix smacks of a man with an unwavering passion for making the dancefloor move and continue to make him an intrinsic part of the ever-evolving electronic scene. Put your hands up for Fedde!For more information on Fedde Le Grand at Ministry of Sound this Saturday CLICK HERE and his new Single Lion (Feel The Love) with Michael Calfan can be found on Beatport now!! 

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…My favorite tracks of the moment!!!What’s your personal favourite track on it?Chris Mallincheck – So good to Me is my favorite track. I started playing it in my show last year, because it was one of the best musical pieces I’ve heard in a while. And it still is!! After that it was cool to see it got picked up by main stream, confirming I still got an ear for great music. BONUS :-)What’s the special ingredient in this mix?I think the fact that my show covers dance music in a broad perspective. From A to B melted down into a solid mix with a natural progression. What’s the best gig you’ve played recently? I either have to say Tomorrowland in Belgium, or Balaton Sound Festival in Hungary. Both were really something else! But I’ve got to say I’ve played quite a few really cool festivals and club shows as well actually, so I’m a happy guy 😉What have you got coming up? My new collaboration with Michael Calfan called Lion (Feel The Love) is out on Beatport this Monday. 

I’m extremely happy with the result as it’s the perfect mix of both our styles. And it just works amazing on the dance floor.  link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7OXyDi1sgwAnd finally, do you have a special message for our readers?Actually I would just like to give a shout out to everyone who’s come to see me in a show recently. The summer is always really insane madness, it’s so busy and it’s flying virtually every day, but the good thing is that I get to do so many amazing shows, testing all of those new tracks that I’ve been working on all year and then getting that awesome reaction!!! It’s just really really nice. So thank you! And the summer is not over yet, so hope to see you (again) somewhere soon.