Just were the hell has Darude been for the past 15 years?
Darude, the artist behind turn-of-the-Millennium smasher, "Sandstorm" has kept a pretty low profile since of late. After the 2000 mega hit, Darude went on to release two studio albums in 2003 and 2007 respectively, but both failed to have much impact outside the trance and Finnish charts.
But it seems that 2015 - a year when we've seen new albums from The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Groove Armada and Paul Van Dyk - is indeed the year of the dance comeback, as Darude released his fourth studio album, Moments, on the 14th August.
To celebrate (maybe?) the release, he's agreed to show his face to the mainstream media (the Internet) for what feels like the first time since YouTube was invented, by appearing on Deadmau5's flagship DJ natter show, Coffee Run.
For those not familiar with Coffee Run, it's basically Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, but unedited, un-produced and instead of being helmed by one of the most successful comedians in the world, it's presented by a notorious internet troll.
While the show is very hit and miss, and could benefit from A LOT of editing, it is a nice idea and gives a unique insight into the world of many of the world's most successful DJs.
Clocking in at over 42 minutes, the video above will almost certainly defeat even those of you with the most steadfast of attention spans, but its worth having a browse through - if only to see poor Darude's worried face every time Deadmau5 over accelerates.
22 Sep 2015