Darude Live at Koot's
March 4, 2017
10:00 pmNorth Long Bar
Saturday, March 4th 2017
To date Darude remains one of dance music’s most influential stars. At the age of 24 and at the height of the trance boom of the early 00’s Finnish DJ / artist / producer Ville Virtanen created the milestone single ‘Sandstorm’ under his pseudonym Darude. The track went on to become one of the biggest selling dance singles in the history of electronic dance music with global sales of over 5 million units and to date featured on hundreds of compilations worldwide.What started out as a national release in Darude’s native home of Finland went on to become a worldwide phenomenon taking ‘Sandstorm’ to #1 on the Finnish Dance Chart; a spot that it would dominate for 17 weeks. Released in June 2000 by Neo Records the track would see Darude became the first Finnish artist to reach the Top 3 positions on the UK singles chart. Following this, ’Sandstorm’ went on to go Platinum and become the ‘World’s best selling 12” vinyl’ of 2000. The track attained cult like status and gained strong support from industry heavyweights such as Radio 1’s Pete Tong, Tiësto and Paul van Dyk, as well receiving phenomenal radio support from national stations in over 70 countries. Still swelling in sales today ‘Sandstorm’ achieved Gold status in digital sales in the US in 2010 and Platinum in the UK in 2015, and re-entered the UK Top 40 Dance Chart in 2011, whilst finding new supporters in the likes of Calvin Harris, Hardwell, Zane Lowe, Diplo and Laidback Luke.15 years on from ‘Sandstorm’ and with four artist albums, one compilation, numerous awards and multiple world tours under his belt, as well as a sizzling record label to focus on, Darude’s presence in the world of electronic music remains an ever prolific one, which continually sees him pushing the boundaries and igniting audiences around the globe. Local Support by Haunted Surfer, TEI 1013
Swing Bar featuring House Music with Evie and Consciousrhythm (back 2 back set), CaptainSmashGotSoul, and Jacob Mattie.
$20 Entry / 21+ Event / One Night Only
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