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Dutch dance luminary Fedde Le Grand is never short of surprises. Whether it be his groundbreaking ‘GRAND’ concept, which fuses live music with acrobatics, or his recent collaboration with designer sneaker brand Nubikk, Fedde has always managed to keep fans on their toes over his illustrious career. Now he is back with ‘Firestarter‘, a link-up with reggae legend and Grammy winner Shaggy as well as long-time collaborator and Danish star Ida Corr. Out via Darklight Recordings, the track can be streamed and downloaded below.
A reunion between Fedde and Ida after 2007 runaway hit ‘Let Me Think About It’ as well as another get-together between Ida and Shaggy following their collaboration on ‘Under The Sun’, ‘Firestarter‘ successfully couples them all for the very first time, proving that three is certainly not a crowd. Shaggy‘s timeless flow and iconic tone neatly complements Ida’s fierce diva vocals, while both parts are underpinned by jacked-up horns and a dancehall beat courtesy of Fedde. A blend of EDM, ragga and pop, this one will undoubtedly be getting the fire started on dance floors around the globe in the coming months.
Coupled with the track comes a comic book-style music video, storyboarded and directed by Dutch videographer Eauxby. Captain Darklight (Fedde Le Grand) uses his powers to stop Mother Nature (Ida Corr) from destroying the earth, but is overcome with her strength. Luckily, Diligitis, God Of Love (Shaggy), is there to save the day with his seductive ways. Tongue-in-cheek and also veering on the political, the video serves as the perfect accompaniment to this upbeat record.
Having just rocked the stages of Tomorrowland and Ultra Europe, Fedde will be keeping the tempo high with a host of dates left to go on his summer tour, including stop-offs at Black Sheep Festival, Pacha Bali and Hï Ibiza.
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July 28 – Adria Summer Festival, Medulin CROATIA
July 29 – Panama Open Air, Bonn GERMANY
August 03 – Blacksheep Festival, Novalja CROATIA
August 04 – Arenal Sound Festival, Borriana SPAIN
August 05 – RIO Budapest, Budapest, HUNGARY
August 08 – Aurora, Primošten CROATIA
August 09 – Tophill, Budva MONTENEGRO
August 10 – Culture Club Revelin, Dubrovnik CROATIA
August 13 – Guaba Beach Bar, Mouttagiaka CYPRUS
August 18 – Pacha Festival Bali, INDONESIA
August 19 – Cass Blue Playground, Seoul SOUTH KOREA
August 20 – Storm Festival, Hangzhou CHINA
August 23 – Club Sir. Teen, Beijing, CHINA
August 24 – Face Club, Guangzhou CHINA
August 25 – M2 Club Yun, Shenzhen CHINA
August 26 – Music Circus ’17, Osaka JAPAN
September 09 – Darwin Festival of Colors, Chisinau MOLDOVA