Famed for the global platinum-selling smash ‘Sandstorm’, Darude is recognised by many as one of the most influential artists to emerge from the dance scene in the past decade. With a DJ style that is a mixture of progressive and uplifting trance, fused with elements of tech, breaks and house, Darude’s music delivers a dynamic energy that gets any dancefloor moving.
With over 15 years heavily touring North and South America, as well as leading shows in Asia and Australasia. His resume of accolades is a testament to the exponential growth of his profile as an international artist. Over the years he’s appeared on TV channels such as BBC, NBC, CNN and MTV, as well as having won a number of prestigious awards such as 2 x German Dance Awards, Dance Star Award, USA Golden Turntable DJ Award and he is a 3 x Finnish Grammy Award winner. His name has also appeared in numerous public-voted polls with previous entries in Top 100 DJs Poll and Americas Favourite DJ.
More recently, Darude completed his fourth artist album ‘Moments’ in 2015, released through Warner Music on August 14th. This new project saw Darude deliver an album of both song-led and club focused records, including the emotive and trancey sounds he’s become so synonymous with. The first single taken from the album ‘Beautiful Alien’, was released to widespread acclaim, whilst his ‘Moments’ album tour saw him play 10 dates in North America and Canada, concluding with a headline show at the first annual TwitchCon event in San Francisco alongside special guest deadmau5. He returned the following year to headline TwitchCon’s 2016 event alongside Dim Mak boss Steve Aoki.
Having established himself as DJ for the people, continually wowed club crowds around the world and released some of the biggest dance anthems ever produced, it is a testament to his popularity that he remains one of the scenes most in demand artists.