Not many DJs play their first UK night with a single at the top of the charts. Put your hands together for Fedde Le Grand.
Fedde DJed at the gay club Dans Salon in Eindhoven in the Netherlands for years, but now he's top of the UK singles charts. How did he do it? He's the man behind the year's catchiest electrohouse number 'Put Your Hands Up For Detroit'. Never heard it? It's even catchier than Roman Flugel's 'Geht's Noch?' - hear it once and it's impossible to forget.
The song was first released on Flamingo Records before being picked up by UK house label Cr2 and stirring up dancefloors over the summer. Now it's been further licenced to major dance label Ministry of Sound, who've pushed it to the top of the UK singles chart, much to the surprise of the Dutchman who told Dutch newspaper AD that he "never expected that radio would be interested in playing the song."
Le Grand has also pulled another bit of an Eric Prydz - a racy video for the song. This one's set in a male cloning factory with scantily-clad female scientists-cum-dancers.
Fedde Le Grand will celebrate his No.1 spot with his first UK date at Ministry of Sound, London this Saturday. The night is also the launch party of the new Toolroom Records residency and Le Grand will be joined by Tom Stephan, Mike Monday, Big Daddy G and Mark Knight.
Fedde Le Grand plays Ministry of Sound, London on November 11, 2006.