DJ, Producer and musical iconoclast, NYC’s Armand Van Helden has been creating enduring music that has bypassed the trends of the day since the early 1990’s. Van Helden’s discography is one of the most impressive known to the dance community. His trademark sound of colossal sub bass with razor edged steel beats has seen him churn out hit after hit, such as ‘Funk Phenomena’, ‘You Don’t Know Me’, ‘Hear My Name’, ‘My My My’ (as featured on the Ministry of Sound 2005 Annual), ‘NYC Beat’ (featured on Ministry of Sound Sessions 4 and Ministry of Sound Kid Kenobi Sessions), ‘I Want Your Soul’ (featured on Ministry of Sound 2008 Annual), ‘Playmate’ (the Jesse Rose remix features on the Ministry of Sound Clubbers Guide to 2008) and ‘Je T’aime’ (features on Ministry of Sound Electro House Sessions and Ministry of Sound Mashed 4).
Armand has also remixed an impressive roster of artists, with the likes of Rolling Stones, Daft Punk, Janet Jackson, New Order, CJ Bolland (his mix of ‘Sugar is Sweeter’ appears on the Ministry of Sound Classics compilation) and Faithless asking him to rework their music.
His biggest remix to date was his reworking of Tori Amos’1996 release ‘Professional Widow’. This was licensed to over 80 compilations worldwide, including the 2006 Ministry of Sound Classics release.