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; his label Flamingo Recordings has
been pushing its unique sound since 2004; and then in 2006 Put your hands up for Detroit
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.
But though this may have been an impressive ‘beginning’, it was just that – a beginning.
There was more to come from le Grand and the world was about to sit up and take notice of
the Dutchman. Let Me Think About It, The Creeps, Take No Shhhh and 3 Minutes to Explain
all followed, setting club‐land on fire and stamping Fedde’s name all over the global music
charts. There was nobody anywhere that fell short of Fedde’s magic – including Grammy
Award‐winning Black Eyed Peas front man Will.i.am and Madonna – need we go on? That
the Queen of Pop should have picked up on Fedde came as no surprise to anyone with one
eye on his meteoric career. After using Put your hands up to promote her Sticky and Sweet
tour, she then personally requested Fedde’s remix skills for her global smash hit Give It 2
There aren’t many artists who can top that – of course Fedde being the exception to almost
every rule, he rounded his year off with two mammoth tours of the North American and
Australian continents, taking in a grand total of 24 cities, all falling under the Dutchman’s
Which brings us to the present moment – and one that looks set to define the next era of le
Grand. Fedde’s debut artist album Output will smash all preconceptions of how just and how
high the Dutchman will go. Fedde has drawn inspiration from hip‐hop, funk and electronic
dance – and working with Rob Birch (Stereo MCs), Will.i.am, Mr. V (NYC), Luciana, Ida Corr,
Camille Jones and Andy & Dorothy Sherman, has produced something that will set the world
on fire. A monster of an album, Output, lays waste to the notion of a DJ/producer and
introduces the world at large to Fedde the pure artist.
Put all of the above together with some of the most electric sets at the world’s most
prestigious clubs and you start to get an idea of just how huge a phenomenon Fedde Le
Grand is. His summer residency at Pacha Ibiza, countless festivals and headline gigs around
the world, his Flamingo Nights parties that re‐define the ‘dance floor experience’ – it all
points to just one thing.