Dutch dynamo FEDDE LE GRAND is a perfectionist. OUTPUT–due out September 29 in North America via Ultra Records–is a true artist album, crafted by someone born to make music, to perform and to entertain, proving without doubt that this is an artist with no musical boundaries.
He has collaborated with some of the world’s most fierce and respected artists in music, culminating in a long player that covers all bases. This is not a dance album, neither is it pop; in fact, it’s hard to find a tag for it at all, for he has torn up the rulebook. 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.
Proceedings commence with “Wild ‘n Raw,” a potent collaboration featuring Rob Birch (Stereo MC’s) that leaves a distinct feeling that you’re in for an hour of play that promises to be sensational where 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, breathtaking and more importantly, it’s just plain fun. Mitch Crown’s vocals grace three tracks over the full 51 minutes with the album’s first single “Scared of Me,” “Let Me Be Real” and “Rockin’ High.” Check out the former track’s video here:[youtube C-qrEGG9kSo nolink]