Armand Van Helden
DJ

#56332
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
16, 1970
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
16, 1970 (age 48)
Birthplace
Boston, MA

About

Known for his electronic speed garage remixes of songs by such bands and artists as Daft Punk and Enrique Iglesias, this Massachusetts-born disc jockey melded elements of rap, soul, and funk in his popular recordings.

Before Fame

He purchased his first drum machine at the age of thirteen and became a professional DJ in his mid-teens. He released his first recordings, mixes of "Stay On My Mind" and "Move It to the Left," in the early 1990s.

Trivia

His remix of Tara McDonald's "My My My" rose to #1 on United Kingdom dance music charts.

Family Life

Born in Boston, Massachusetts to a Lebanese-French mother and a United States Air Force officer father of Dutch-Indonesian heritage, he spent his childhood in numerous countries, including Italy, Latvia, Turkey, and the Netherlands.

Associated With

He created an extremely popular remix of Tori Amos' "Professional Widow."