Old Skool Legend
Event: Fedde LeGrand at Crobar Chicago, Sat, Jan 30 8:00p
Fedde le Grand Fedde le Grand stands on the edge of global superstardom. Behind him lies a glittering career that includes worldwide number ones, packed arenas, throbbing dance floors, A-list collaborations and a raft of international awards. Just ahead – his first studio album called 'Output', setting the pace for what is already shaping up to be a fast track 2009. It could be said that Fedde came out of nowhere, riding off the success of a hit record. Well, let's set that record straight – you couldn't get further away from the truth. The truth is that his parties had been rocking the Netherlands since 2001 when he started to spin at the Danssalon in Eindhoven, one of Holland's finest clubs at those days, on Sundays for more than two years; Sneakerz is his own club night; his label Flamingo Recordings has been pushing its unique sound since 2004; and then in 2006 Put your hands up for Detroit happened. In fact 'happened' doesn't do what occurred justice – quite simply, it exploded. The track hit No 1 in the UK, Spain, Russia, Finland and Bulgaria; won Best Underground House Track and Best Breaks/Electro Track at the IMDA 2007, Club Banger Of The Year at the 6th Annual Club Awards in Miami 2008 and secured Fedde the fiercely fought over Best Breakthrough Solo Artist gong at the IMDA 2007.