- Armand Van Helden
Infobox musical artist
Name = Armand Van Helden
Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
Birth_name = Armand Van Helden
Born = 1970
Origin = flagicon|United States Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Genre = House,
Big beat, Electro, Hip hop
Occupation = DJ,
Years_active = 1991-present
Southern Fried Records/PIAS Recordings Strictly Rhythm Records Nervous Records
Sultans of Swing
The Mole People
Armand Van Helden (born 1970 in Boston,
Massachusetts) is a record producerand remixer whose biggest commercial successes came from his remixes of the 1996 Tori Amossong " Professional Widow," which reached the top of the UK Singles Chart, and his own track "U Don't Know Me," which was Number 1 in the United Kingdomin January 1999.
Van Helden was born in Boston in 1970 to an Indo (Dutch-Indonesian) father and a French-Lebanese mother but traveled around the world as a child, spending time in the
Netherlands, Latvia, Turkey, and Italyas his father was a member of the U.S. Air Force. At the age of 13, he bought a drum machineand started DJing two years later.
He returned to Boston in 1988 but also moonlighted as a DJ in Boston clubs. He attended college in Boston. He quit his legal-review job in 1991 to work as a
remixer under the management of Neil Petricone and X-Mix. He took up a DJ residency at the Loft, a top Boston nightclub at the time. He released his first official single, a mix of Deep Creed's "Stay On My Mind" through Nervous Records.
He released "Move It To the Left" (credited to
Sultans of Swing) in 1992 on the Strictly Rhythmlabel, which became a moderate club hit and led to a string of singles released under several monikers for that label. His first track to make the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Playchart was "Witch Doktor," which made the top 5 in 1994, and led to opportunities to remix acts such as New Order, Deep Forest, Jimmy Somerville, Deee-Lite, and Faithless.
However, it was the "Professional Widow" remix that established him and became a dance hit around the world as well as a number-one hit in the UK. Unfortunately, Van Helden did not receive a penny for this remix because he presented it non-commissioned and, thus, was not entitled to compensationFact|Please cite this|date=September 2008. However, it led to work remixing
the Rolling Stones, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, and Puff Daddy, as well as Daft Punkand Sneaker Pimps, adding to his reputation as one of the world's top house-music musicians.
"Cha Cha" was another top-ten dance hit from his first album, "Old School Junkies", which was released in 1996, along with "The Funk Phenomena." A greatest-hits album appeared the next year, followed by a
breakbeatalbum later in 1997. "U Don't Know Me" was a number-two hit on the Billboard dance chart, a number one in the UK, and a top-20 single on the pop charts in Australiaand Canada. The song was the breakout track from his "2Future4U" album, which was released stateside on Armand's own label, Armed Records.
Van Helden released the "Killing Puritans" album in 2000 (also on Armed Records), which contained the hit "Koochy." His single "Why Can't You Free Some Time" made it to number 34 in the UK in 2001. His "New York: A Mix Odyssey" album released in 2004 produced two hits: "Hear My Name," a collaboration with
Spalding Rockwellthat reached number 7 on the Billboard dance chart, number 34 in the UK, and the top 40 in Australia; and "My My My", which reached number 4 on the world internet charts, number 5 in the Belgian and Dutch charts, number 6 in Australia, number 15 in the UK, and top 30 in the world dance charts.
In 2005, he released the album "Nympho", featuring the singles "Into Your Eyes," "My My My," "
Hear My Name," and "When the Lights Go Down." The album reached the top 30 in Australia, and number 48 in the UK.
Van Helden was the featured DJ in the [http://www.myspace.com/southernfriedrecords Southern Fried] tent at Get Loaded in the Park at
Clapham Commonon the August bank holiday in 2005. He treated concertgoers with an incredible mash-up set that is still spoken about today about being one of his best performances.fact|date=September 2008
In 2006, Armand re-released "My My My" featuring extra vocals from Tara Mcdonald, which reached number 12 on the UK Singles Charts.
In 2007, Armand Van Helden released his new album, "Ghettoblaster", from which he released the singles "
NYC Beat," which reached number 22 on the UK chart, and " I Want Your Soul," which reached number 19.
In 2008, Van Helden gained enormous commercial success by remixing INSPIRE, a #1-hit song by Japanese pop star
Ayumi Hamasaki. This remix was released on the album Ayu-mi-x 6 -GOLD-. Also, in 2008, Van Helden is set to release two albums, a best-of album titled "You Don't Know Me" and a mix album titled "New York: a Mix Odyssey 2".
Two of Armand Van Helden's songs, "My My My" (featuring a sample from
Gary Wright's "Comin' Apart") and the Dark Garage Mix of the Sneaker Pimps' "Spin Spin Sugar," are featured in " Dance Dance Revolution EXTREME 2". He also edited music for Deee-Lite. Helden's remix of CJ Bolland's "Sugar Is Sweeter" marked the birth of the short lived house music sub-genre called speed garage in 1997.Fact|date=August 2007 Speed garage was soon later reinvented as UK garage (or two step), which has since seen a renaissance of sorts under the moniker of niche/4x4 garage or bassline house.Fact|date=August 2007
Da Club Phenomena" (1997)
Live from ya Mother's House" (1997)
*"Greatest Hits" (1997)
2 Future 4 U" (1998 UK, 1999 U.S.) #22 UK
Armand Van Helden's Nervous Tracks" (1999)
Killing Puritans" (2000) #38 UK
Gandhi Khan" (2001)
*"Nympho" (2005) #48 UK
You Don't Know Me - The Best of Armand Van Helden" (2008)
*1994 "Living in Danger" (
Ace of Base)
*1994 "Raise Your Hands" (
Real 2 Real)
*1995 "Bizarre Love Triangle" (
*1995 "Conway" (
Real 2 Real)
*1995 "Cotton Eye Joe" (
*1995 "Atomic" (Blondie)
Da Funk" ( Daft Punk)
*1996 "Jump For Joy" (
Anybody Seen My Baby?" ( The Rolling Stones)
Got 'Til It's Gone" ( Janet Jackson)
*1997 "Insomnia" (
*1997 "Stay" (
*2003 "My Love Is for Real" (
*2003 "Crazy Talk" (
*2003 "The Current" (
Blue Man Group)
Força" ( Nelly Furtado)
*2004 "Funky Rhythm" (
*2004 "My Prerogative" (
Not in Love" ( Enrique Iglesias)
*2004 "Plug It In" (
*2004 "Toxic" (
Hole in the Head" ( Sugababes)
*2004 "Watching Cars Go By" (
Felix da Housecat)
*2004 "What You Waiting For?" (
*2006 "Bounce" (
*2006 "New York, New York" (
SexyBack" ( Justin Timberlake)
*2007 "Hustler" (
Simian Mobile Disco)
Something 4 Porno" ( Felix Da Housecat)
*2008 "Inspire" (
* [http://www.myspace.com/armandvanhelden Armand's Myspace Page]
* [http://www.inthemix.com.au/features/20128/Armand_Van_Helden_Superstar_or_witch_doctor Armand Van Helden Article With AJ on inthemix.com.au Australia]
* [http://www.djtimes.com/issues/2005/12/_features_index_12_2005.htm Interview with "DJ Times", 2005]
* [http://www.djtimes.com/original/djmag/sep99/armand.htm Interview with "DJ Times", 1999]
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