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.
Since his fourth artist album ‘Moments’ in 2015, released through Warner Music, which saw him deliver an album of both song-led and club focused records, including the emotive and trancey sounds he’s become so synonymous with, Darude has continued to produce stand out material across the board. With recent offerings in 2017 including ‘Singularity’ on Bourne Recordings and a remix of Max Millian’s ‘You Are The One’ to add to his impressive growing catalogue. Darude continues to excite in 2018 unleashing one of his biggest tracks in recent years ‘Surrender’ with Ashley Wallbridge on Gareth Emery’s Garuda imprint. Premiered on Armin van Buuren’s ASOT and holding 2 weeks at #1 in the Beatport Trance charts, ‘Surrender’ marked a momentous start to 2018 for the multi-platinum star, while his recent release on Garuda titled ‘Timeless’ drew praise from fans and tastemakers alike as the Finnish star showcased his production prowess once again, supporting the release with a ‘Timeless’ tour across the US, New Zealand, Australia and beyond
Darude was announced as Finland’s entry for Eurovision Song Contest 2019, the world’s biggest live music event uniting nearly 200 million people every May. Working with front man from The Giant Leap, Sebastian Rejman, Darude will feature at Eurovision with the nation selected song ‘Look Away’. The song chosen out of three possible options, with the other songs being ‘Release Me’ and ‘Superman’, will now carry Darude, and Sebastian, all the way to Tel Aviv in May.