Fedde le Grand was born in Utrecht on the 7th of September 1977 and he always had a real passion for music. As a teenager he started to spin records on the side. After finishing secondary school Fedde le Grand’s DJ adventure began when he started to perform at the Danssalon in Eindhoven, one of The Netherlands’ finest clubs at that time. Since 1998, Fedde le Grand has rocked every high-quality-club in The Netherlands and his tunes are considered to be the most energetic and danceable around.
Fedde le Grand does not only know how to play his records, he sure knows how to organise a thumping party as well. Being one of the innovators of the concept Sneakerz (2004) he created a formula; different venues with three areas throughout the Netherlands, all with their own sound, and a chance given to upcoming talent performing together with famous DJs. Sneakerz started off at ‘De Rechter’ in Eindhoven and it has grown into one of the best clubbing nights all over the Netherlands (‘Panama’ Amsterdam, ‘T Paard van Troje’ The Hague, Sneakerz@the Beach in Scheveningen and Bloomingdale).
Besides DJ’ing and organising club nights, Fedde le Grand has been producing since 2001. In 2004 this multiple talent teamed up with Funkerman and Raf. They started Flamingo Recordings, an independent record label where they have found a way to release their tracks without any compromises. This label has made them able to release tracks as fresh as they can be, with a new & always improving sound, appealing to a large group of people, without losing its underground identity. In a short period of time they have established themselves in the international label scene with releases licensed to partners such as Defected, Ministry of Sound and CR2 Records.
With the release of ‘Put your hands up for Detroit’ Fedde le Grand became known to the world. Eminem’s Detroit based hip-hop crew D12 has created a wicked vocal version over “Put your hands up for Detroit’ released early 2007. Not only well-known artists from the United States but various famous artists all over the world could find this man. Fedde created several remixes for Sharam, Freeform 5, Roog & Greg, Kurd Maverick, Tall Paul, Pete Tong, Camille Jones, Ida Corr, Anita Kelsey and Robbie Williams. Furthermore, Fedde made three compilation albums; The Ministry of Sound album ‘Sessions’ released in the beginning of 2007 and Top of the Clubs volume 33, released on Kontor Records in 2006. His first compilation album ‘Sneakerz’ was mixed and compiled together with Gregor Salto in May 2006.
At the end of the summer 2006 ‘Put your hands up for Detroit’ won the award ‘#1 summer anthem of Ibiza’. He reached the number one position in the official UK singles chart later in November. Other countries followed up quick and Fedde le Grand got more and more requests from all over the world. March 2007, his first international tour through Indonesia, Australia/New Zealand and Miami was a fact. At the Winter Music Conference in Miami – where this tour ended – Fedde took home three International Dance Music Awards; Best Breakthrough Solo Artist, Best Breaks/Electro Sound, and Best Underground House Track. He also won two Danish Deejay Awards and the Australian MTV Award.
‘Put your hands up for Detroit’ is not the only tune which has done great. His follow up ‘The Creeps’ a remix of Camille Jones reached the top 10 of the official UK singles charts. His production ‘Take No Shhh..’ was a major hit within the dance scene together with ‘Just Trippin’ and there is more to come. His F to the F project (with his partner Funkerman) ‘Wheels in Motion’ is currently making its way into Europe. Fedde’s latest remix of Ida Corr ‘Let me think about it’ is a funky impression of the original R&B/Funk/Soul sounding track, while Funkerman treats us with a pure House makeover of the track and they both have turned this beauty in one of the more potential crossover track of this time.
In May 2007 Fedde le Grand does a second tour through the United States and Canada to close his tour in China. Moreover, his first Artist Album will be released this year. During the summer of 2007 you can find him at the finest festivals in the UK and Ibiza. Check his schedule at www.feddelegrand.com. Fedde le Grand is the most requested DJ of the world at this moment…So, if you are a music freak we advise you to keep an eye on this self-made man because he will keep you going and making you coming back for more.
Best Dance Video – MTV, Australia
International Deejay – Favourite of the year – DDJA, Denmark
International Upfront – Release of the year – DDJA, Denmark
Best Underground House Track – IDMA, Miami
Best Breaks/Electro Track – IDMA, Miami
Best Breakthrough Solo Artist – IDMA, Miami