Darude, whose real name is Ville Virtanen, has sold over 5 million records and is a multi-platinum award winning producer and international artist. When you hear his music, you will instantly recognize him due to the fact that for the past decade, he has been one of the most influential artists to materialize from the techno scene.
Darude now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, but he originally comes from a small village called Hinnerjoki in Finland, which he calls his first and foremost home. Bringing his family to America increased his growing popularity in the U.S. Because of his experience as a professional artist, travelling the globe, encountering many cultures and witnessing some of the most exotic and beautiful places of the world, Darude believes he has had his education of life. These experiences are catalysts to his creativity in music.
Darude told TranceSound.net, “Personally I would love to work more with other people in the studio and get stuff done or started that way, and I do that from time to time, but I am more comfortable first working on something on my own for a while, to get some basic ideas, sounds or beats done, and then present them to the collaborator(s), so that I don’t have to squeeze out anything under pressure.”
Darude’s career has been long and successful as both a club DJ and live performer. His numerous chart topping hits draw esteem and recognition. He has created three artist albums and remixed work that brings singles like ATB’s notable rendition of “The Fields of Love,” “The Thrillseekers,” or “Synaesthesia” to a typical audience. All have gained him accolades of support from industry leaders.
But if you sat down and talked to Darude about his career, “Sandstorm” would come up as one of the major dance tracks produced of all time. Without a doubt, it stand outs and never lets the dance floor or workout class down.
Dave Pearce interviewed Darude awhile back, discussing how he began his career. “I’ve loved dance music as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until I was 19-20 years old that I made music of my own. I started by just playing around with free shareware on a PC. I did have some dreams of the local DJs playing my tracks and being in a corner of the club to see the reaction, but I never really had an idea that my music had any kind of bigger potential.”
Darude has quite a few projects in the works nowadays. Recently, he started a record label, plans to produce a mixed album, several singles and remixes.
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