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Armand Van Helden

Until he began branching out in 1996 with a barrage of album productions and remix classics (several of which were heard by more people than the originals), Armand Van Helden was one of the best-kept secrets in house music, recording for such labels as Strictly Rhythm, Henry St., and Logic. Afterwards, he became one of the top names in dance music altogether. As one in the steady progression of top in-house producers for Strictly Rhythm during the early '90s, Van Helden joined such names as Todd Terry, Erick Morillo, Roger Sanchez, Masters at Work, and George Morel to record scores of club hits. By the late '90s, a clutch of crucial remixes and several albums made Van Helden's name as one of the most popular producers around.

Van Helden spent time in Holland, Turkey, and Italy while growing up the son of an Air Force man, and listened to music from an early age. He bought a drum machine at the age of 13 and began DJing two years later, mostly hip-hop and freestyle. Based in Boston while attending college, Van Helden proceeded to moonlight as a DJ; though he settled into a legal-review job after graduation, he quit in 1991 to begin working on production for the remix service X-Mix Productions (founded by his future manager, Neil Pettricone). Van Helden also owned a residency at Boston's Loft, and soon made it into one of the most popular nightclubs in the city. After playing one of his production demos for the dance A&R guru Gladys Pizarro in 1992, Van Helden released his proper debut single, Deep Creed's "Stay on My Mind," for Nervous Records.

Later that year, Van Helden released "Move It to the Left" by Sultans of Swing, his first single for the premiere American dance label Strictly Rhythm. Though a moderate club hit, the single was eclipsed by another Strictly Rhythm offering, 1994's "Witch Doktor." It became a dancefloor hit around the world and introduced him to a larger club audience. Although he had remixed Deee-Lite, Jimmy Somerville, New Order, Deep Forest, and Faithless, a reworked version of Tori Amos' "Professional Widow" hit the clubs with the same impact as his "Witchdoktor" single. During 1996-1997, Van Helden became the name for forward-thinking pop artists to recruit for remixing duty from the Rolling Stones, Janet Jackson, and Puff Daddy to Sneaker Pimps, C.J. Bolland, and Daft Punk. His own-name singles productions continued unabated, with hits like "Cha Cha" and "The Funk Phenomena," plus the release of his first album, Old School Junkies. Following a 1997 Greatest Hits retrospective, Van Helden returned to his old-school rap roots with the party breakbeat album, Sampleslayer...Enter the Meatmarket. The 2 Future 4 U EP followed in 1998, and in mid-2000 Van Helden returned with Killing Puritans. The records kept on coming: Ghandi Khan (2001), Funk Phenomena: The Album (2003), New York: A Mix Odyssey (2004), and Nympho (2005). ~ John Bush, Rovi
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Comments

I'm sitting at my cigar spot feeling this track relaxing in my lazy boy chair
OMG.... BANANAS....
You have a chioce
This is one of the reasons I like techno, freestyle, electronica & dance music!!! Which is why I like to dance!!!
Ain't the lyrics the truth and a great track to boot makes your arse move and groove.....❤
You know this is good stuff!!!
The best times of this era
A close friend of mine is the dudes son, and I gotta say Armand is a great person and has made remarkable (positively remarkable) moves in the industry. Check ya s**t before you check the next man.
and is one of the best
he does what all djs are suppose to do.
..make people move you stupid f**ks
Seems some people are passing judgement a little fast.This guy makes some damm good tracks of his own.A remix is a remix regardless of how much remixing is actually done.His own tracks will get a party rockin for sure.Should dig a little deeper.
shiftgrindan d f l y
"Dancing to this at the Fineline when I was a youngster was hot."
This guy sucks how can any of you call this music good - it is like trying to f*** your grandmother while your mom watches
darlage
Hey Armand, do you wear Drakkar?
darlage
armand is the lame
Yeah, I was wondering the very same thing.
ed.kutsko
Why does he come up on Soft Cell's Tainted Love?
let me take work someone has already done, make it sound exactly the same
how dumb can someone be... dj's sample and remix music to make it their own ...DUH ... hes been around and will remain a great dj
If you want to know the kind of things that Armand is capable of doing....the next time you all decide to log in to your pandora boxes...star t a station entitle "Armand VanHeldon". Then you will know what kind of work he does and the other artists that are similair in sound. He really is gifted. He is doing what any other DJ would do....remixi n g . Maybe attending on of his concerts would help you to understand the things that he does for a DJ concert. He really is a super sweet guy. Doesn't ask f
Leave a comment about DJ Armand Van Heldon?!!?
I went to school with Armand....he is a genuinely great guy. He is not getting credit for the song....he is getting credit for the remix that he put together. If you people knew Armand, you would know how sweet of a man he is. PHUCK you all.
walilkoa
the same thing happens all the time with rap stars nowadays. they take both the lyrics AND the instrumental s from other songs, and add a little spoken word. sounds like a good strategy to me.
the_axis85
Ripoff artist is too kind of a term for someone who obviously has no idea how to create art. Hint: creating art isn't as simple as stealing it from someone else.
Armand Van Helder should not get credit for an Obvious Soft Cell song, regardless of the last 30 seconds of remixing! this is musical rape!
Armand Van Helden is a tool. He put a random air-conditio n i n g noise over the first part of Black Betty, and then let the whole original song play through. Then, he looped the chorus and slapped a bass line on top that was completely off key. How can you seriously do that? Why did no one stop him? If I met this guy on the street, I would hit him. I would hit him in the face. He took an epic classic rock song, defaced it, and put his name on it. My fist, his face. The front part of his head.
shrimpbarney
great
An artist taking credit for someone else's work. The due credit should go to the original recording- Soft Cell. a few lazer sounds and a drum machine and now we should call this guy original? please!
You've got to be kidding. He mixed the last forty-five seconds of the song. Otherwise, it's a straight (no irony intended) version of Tainted Love.
Oh, I get it. This guy is a dj and has mixed albums. This is just one song off one of his compilations .
This is Soft Cell. I have it on CD and vinyl. I don't know why it is under Armand Van Helden.
elmerketron
Thought this was Soft Cell!
earloaks
How can this be one of my favorite songs and I never knew who the artist was? I feel so "tainted"... .
gregcoll3000
Top notch!!
1.2woopwoop
Shimply shmashing...
Witch Doktor, My my my, Spin spin sugar, Phunk Phenomenon. Need I say more? This guy is the best ever hands down. I remember all these songs playing in the clubs when I was clubbing with my girlfrind (now my wife) We have two kids now and cant go clubbing, but the one thing that remains the same is we have our memories and our club songs on discs and my two sons love it too ! Even though we don't go out much anymore, Van Helden keeps us all groovin !
lilari91
y did i think that lynard skynard sang this??? wat the hell was i on?
my favorite song by this artist is flowerz.
mharrell287
cone heads.
Hear my name .....JAMI
takes me back to a period of time w/real beat and freestyle dancing
Reminds me of the cuts Ron Hardy would play at the MUSIC BOX in CHICAGO!!!
superb style

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