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I can’t gush enough about this week’s legendary producer. Armand Van Helden is a house music legend, who inadvertently spawned the Speed Garage sub-genre, dabbled in hip-hop & drum&bass, turned alt-rock hottie Tori Amos into a dancefloor diva, & all the while looked sexy as hell doing it!

He got his start remixing a few smaller house songs on small labels, then started getting picked up for remixes by major labels. To his credit, he has remixed Tori Amos, Sneaker Pimps, New Order, CJ Bolland, Janet Jackson, Puff Daddy, Ace of Base, Blondie, Rolling Stones, Moby, Faithless, Gwen Stefani & Aaliyah to start the LONG list. Meanwhile, in between some incredible remixes for other artists, he found the time to put out 6 artist albums (check out my favorite – 2Future4U), & a stack of DJ-mixed albums (check out the incredible ‘Repro’). For his own projects he has managed to collaborate with Common, Duane Harden, Fat Joe, Roland Clark, & Tekitha from Wu-Tang Clan.

Armand just released his newest album, ‘Ghettoblaster’, & continues to churn out some dazzling remixes.
Check these tracks, then consider yourself schooled!

Armand Van Helden ft Duane Harden – U Don’t Know Me (Edit)
Justin Timberlake – SexyBack (Armand Van Helden Radio Mix)
Armand Van Helden – NYC Beat (Radio Edit)
Tori Amos – Professional Widow (Armand’s Star Trunk Funkin’ Edit)

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