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Fedde Le Grand 

Wednesday, Dec 9 2009
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Though Dutch-born, Fedde Le Grand made his name with "Put Your Hands Up for Detroit," a 2006 funky electrohouse anthem. Admittedly, anyone who knows electronic music knows that track isn't even remotely related to Detroit's techno heritage, save for some juddering bleeps perhaps. Instead, it's a peak-hour banger fit for rocking superclubs in London or Ibiza. Building on that — and Le Grand is all about buildups — he plays big-room dirty house, mixing vocal Europop and filter workouts with massive bass drops and riff-heavy stretches to bring on the rush.

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