After months of anticipation, and with excitement at fever pitch, Dutch superstar DJ Fedde Le Grand, today releases his fourteen-track studio album ‘Something Real’, out via Ultra Music/Darklight Records. Few dance albums have experienced the level of hype and buildup that ‘Something Real’ has had over the past year. From Billboard to MTV, Fedde has won praise and backing from some of the biggest tastemakers in the industry and in doing so, has cemented his reputation as one of the most respected and revered dance producers of the decade.
STREAM: FEDDE LE GRAND – ‘SOMETHING REAL’ ABLUM MINI-MIX
A culmination of over 3 years of production, and spanning an impressive fourteen tracks in total, ‘Something Real’ is a dynamic and multi-faceted piece of work – a rare find in electronic music’s current climate. With ‘Cinematic’, ‘The Noise’, ‘Feel Good’, ‘Keep On Believing’, and ‘Give Me Some’ already creating buzz across the airwaves, fans can now get their hands on another nine sublime cuts from Fedde. Collaborations with Cobra Effect, Jared Lee, Jonathan Mendelsohn, Erene, Espa, and Grammy winner MoZella – whose co-writes include One Direction’s ‘Perfect’ and Miley Cyrus’ #1 hit ‘Wrecking Ball’ – exemplify Fedde’s ability to deviate from the norm and create completely original material. A diverse collection of sounds and styles rarely found in most dance albums, ‘Something Real’ is a unique and inspriring body of work.
Ensuring that each track has its own distinct flavor, from gorgeous vocally compelling numbers like ‘Beauty From The Ashes’, to the Espa assisted, chord driven ‘Pity Love’, and weaving between 80’s funk riffs in ‘Give Me Some’ and bouncy house melodies in ‘Feel Good’, Fedde manages to effortlessly touch on numerous genres whilst still maintaining his signature sound. A particular highlight of the LP comes with Fedde’s cover of Corona’s timeless classic ‘Rhythm Of The Night’. The first time this iconic vocal has been cleared for use, the track bears all the necessary hallmarks of a summer smash hit. With talk of a club edit arriving soon, be sure to keep an ear out for what undoubtedly will be a main-stage monster in the making.
Not one to do things by halves, and as a further caveat to the finished product, Fedde has crafted an exclusive album mix for fellow Dutch superstar Tiësto. Check it out below:
STREAM: FEDDE LE GRAND – ‘SOMETHING REAL GUESTMIX’ (TIËSTO’S CLUB LIFE 461)
‘Something Real’ serves as both a monumental effort and lifetime achievement for Fedde Le Grand. Despite having released some of the best dance records of the last decade, this album is arguably his biggest accomplishment to date – however this only marks the beginning of what will be an incredibly busy year. With his ground-breaking ‘GRAND’ show returning on March 12th, and with performances at Ultra South Africa and Miami around the corner, Fedde looks set to dominate 2016 and beyond.