Fedde Le Grand :: released September 17 2009
Fedde Le Grande is one of the most commercially successful DJ/Producers of the moment, with his unforgettable release ‘Put Your Hands Up For Detroit’ launching him to international stardom.
OUTPUT, featuring 11 brand new original tracks, and also three previous ARIA Chart smash hits “Put Your Hands Up For Detroit” (ARIA Singles Chart #8), “The Creeps” (#15) and “Let Me Think About It” (#14).
Le Grand has collaborated with some of the world’s most fierce and respected artists, culminating in a long player that covers all bases. This is not a dance album, neither is it pop; in fact we’re pretty pushed to find a tag for it at all, for Fedde has torn up the rulebook.
Proceedings commence with an incredible collaboration featuring Rob Birch (Stereo MC’s), Wild ‘n Raw, and leaves you with a distinct feeling that you’re in for an hour of play that promises to be pretty much sensational, and Le Grand delivers on every twist and turn. If you thought you were in for 13 tracks of house music, think again; OUTPUT is diverse, infectious, groovy, electric, sonic, breath taking and more importantly, it’s just plain fun. Flavour of the moment Mitch Crown scores three records over the full 51mins with Scared of Me, Let Me Be Real and Rockin’ High. From Le Grand’s hip-hop infused outing with the Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am to the brother-and-sister pairing of Andy & Dorothy Sherman on hit single 3 Minutes to Explain, music by numbers this isn’t – this is a young grand master at work.
Ida Corr and Camille Jones, both show their love on OUTPUT with their sultry vocals sliding over sleazed up rhythms on Hard Day’s Work and Shotgun. As with their previous collaborations with Le Grand, their efforts are delivered with flawless perfection. Mr. V’s Back & Forth is instantly recognisable having featured heavily in many of Fedde’s live sets and clearly makes up one of the album’s biggest dance cuts, not forgetting one of this summer’s huge records – the title track and festival banger – OUTPUT.
OUTPUT reeks of freedom of expression and we’re placing our bets that it’ll be one of those CDs you’ll be playing in 2 years from now. This is timeless, this is Fedde le Grand.