Exclusive: Fedde Le Grand Puts a Spin on House Music

Dec 18, 2014 at 9:25 am |
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You may know him from his 2006 hit single “Put Your Hands Up for Detroit,” but Dutch DJ Fedde Le Grand met with PressRoom VIP to talk about where he’s taking house music next.

Origins

Le Grand, born in Holland in 1977, tells us how his love for electronic and house music first started in his friend’s basement. While the genre of music still wasn’t very popular, Fedde and his friends would play around on a turntable after school. The rest, as they say, is history.

In our exclusive interview, the chart-topping DJ talks about his recent project: the honor or remixing Michael Jackson’s “Love Never Felt So Good,” released on MJ’s second posthumous album Xscape. Le Grand’s remix was released on May 19, 2014. What was his biggest challenge?

It’s very scary because, you know, it’s Michael Jackson, so there’s nothing to improve on in my personal opinion. So the only thing I can do is make it appealing to people that are into dance music.


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What’s Next

When we asked FLG what he would like to see in the future of electronic music, his response was “more sub-genres.” The DJ wants to see his industry continue to grow, with more underground artists coming out into the mainstream scene. According to Le Grand, this diversity will help make the genre more popular.

Fedde is also working on a new studio album, which will be his second following Output (2009). He says he is “super happy” focusing all of his creative energy into the project.

Tour-wise, Le Grand has some big plans that will make his shows more interactive, theatrical experiences for the audience. His upcoming tour, called Grand, will be a DJ show that incorporates theater techniques, giving crowds a new way to enjoy electro-house music. According to FLG, “Grand [is] a DJ show but kind of on steroids.”

Grand, which has already sold out 6 shows, is set to begin in early 2015.

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