Fedde Le Grand was born in 1977 in Utrecht, Netherlands. He is one of the most sought-after artists on the dance music scene, and his hits enjoy massive popularity.
As a teenager, he became deeply involved in DJing and organizing club events at local bars and clubs in Utrecht. It was there that he was noticed and offered a position at Danssalon in Eindhoven, one of the top clubs in the Netherlands at the time. Working at this club for two years helped him refine his DJ skills and opened doors to all the major Dutch clubs. By 1998, he had an impressive resume, with highlights including performances at some of the Netherlands' most renowned clubs and even a few large-scale events. His skills continued to grow as he ventured into music production and event organization.
He began performing at the finest parties in the best Dutch clubs, such as Escape and Love Boat in Amsterdam, Jackies, Thalia, Discotheque, and Now & Wow in Rotterdam, and De Rechter in Eindhoven. He even organized a party called Sneakerz at Amsterdam's Panama club, which quickly became one of the best in the Netherlands. Alongside his DJ work, Fedde Le Grand gradually started creating his own music. Starting in 2001, he and his friends composed music for the video game Cyclone Circus for PlayStation 2.
In 2004, Fedde Le Grand decided to focus on production. His first singles, "Make You Smile" and "Ya Don't Stop," were released under the label of Sander Kleinenberg. That same year, Fedde Le Grand, along with his friend Robin M, released two tracks, "The Vibe" and "Las Vegas." Under his solo project "F.L.G.," he released "Electronic EP" and "Big Funk / Nonstopbodyrock." In early 2006, Fedde Le Grand released the single "I Miss You" on Flamingo Recordings under his own name.
In 2006, he released his mega-hit "Put Your Hands Up For Detroit." As Fedde Le Grand himself recounts, the idea for this track came to him four years prior. During that time, he created seven different versions of the track, none of which he liked. That changed when, on his way to the studio, he started humming the famous bassline. Upon reaching the studio, he finished the track in just three days. In the summer of 2006, "Put Your Hands Up For Detroit" became a massive hit in Ibiza.
Fame and popularity were swiftly approaching the young musician. In March 2007, he began his first official international tour, introducing his infectious music to audiences in countries like Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, and even the clubbers in Miami. Fedde Le Grand returned from the Winter Music Conference in Miami with three prestigious awards: "Best Newcomer," "Best Breaks/Electro Track," and "Best Underground House Track." He also won two awards in Denmark and an MTV award in Australia. That year, he entered DJMag's prestigious Top 100 DJs list at number 22.
In 2008, Fedde Le Grand collaborated with two major music stars: Grammy-winning artist Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas and the iconic Madonna, whose name alone speaks volumes. Today, Le Grand is part of an elite group of producers working with the pop music queen, alongside Mirwais, William Orbit, and the more recognizable Jacques Lu Cont.
In 2009, at the Sensation White festival in St. Petersburg, Fedde Le Grand, Sander van Doorn, DJ Feel, and Tocadisco literally electrified the crowd!
In addition to all the above, Fedde's DJ skills are worth noting. He was entrusted with residency at the world-famous Pacha Ibiza, and his tight tour schedule includes countless festivals and high-profile concerts around the world. It's no secret that this man plans to stay at the top for a very long time. His debut album, "Output," released in September 2009, quickly soared to the top of international music charts and firmly held its position there.
It's no wonder that the organizers of one of the world's best festivals, Global Gathering, invited Fedde Le Grand to collaborate.
As of today, Fedde Le Grand has achieved remarkable success and has no intention of resting on his laurels. He will continue to take the stage, filling every soul with energy and joy, leaving everyone saying, "This is Fedde Le Grand—the king of sound."