Darude has always had a keen ear for all things emotive and uplifting, so infusing that with the dancefloor energy that his global club sets have become known for, the renowned Finnish producer has served up a treat for fans with his latest single ‘Hide.’ Bringing in fellow Finn: Audioventura for a collaboration on this new release on ‘Magik Muzik,’ Darude and co go straight for the peak time crowd aiming to have them pinned to the dancefloor. The hardened edge of ‘Hide’s enthralling melody, is pierced by featured Australian vocalist: JVMIE’s entrancing top-line. A must for any trance fan!
Darude on Eurovision: “This is a huge challenge for me in many ways, when I was asked to represent Finland, I felt a bit scared at first, but there was no way I could say no to my country! It is an honour to be part of this incredible experience and I only have positive expectations!”
Catch Darude performing at Eurovision Song Contest 2019, promising to create the atmosphere and visuality of his DJ gigs on the Eurovision stage.
“We are really excited that Darude is representing Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest. This is probably the first time that a DJ is taking over the Eurovision stage,” – the producer of Yle’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK), Anssi Autio.
Darude is one of the most successful Finnish artists of the modern era with true global appeal. A multi-platinum, award-winning DJ/Producer, he has played hundreds of club and festival shows around the world. Darude has released 4 critically acclaimed studio albums (his most recent album titled ‘Moments’ via Warner Music).
In a career that has seen Darude win prestigious awards, including: 3 x Finnish Grammy Awards and having one of the world’s biggest selling 12 inch singles: ‘Sandstorm’ in 2000, Darude has continually flown the ‘Siniristilippu’ (‘Blue Cross Flag’) of Finland wherever he has travelled. Darude was also invited to usher in the 2016 New Year’s Eve celebrations by DJ’ing at a large-scale public event in the country’s capital of Helsinki. Darude performed in front of more than 100,000 people as part of the celebrations of ‘100 years of Finnish independence.’
Since Darude’s arrival on the world stage back in 1999, his iconic musical workings having been utilised by globally-recognised events including: Euro 2000, Wimbledon, The Olympics, NFL, NBA and the UFC. His music has also featured everywhere from Hollywood movies to advertising videos for: Nike and PlayStation, as well as video games such as: DJ Hero and more recently Angry Birds. Now his music’s reach is extending to new ground with his invitation to represent his country in the 2019 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest and is expected to be one of the stand-out musical moments of the year.