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Darude
DJ

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Birthday
17, 1975
Birthplace
Eura, Finland
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
17, 1975 (age 42)
Birthplace
Eura, Finland

About

Trance DJ most known for his 1999 international hit "Sandstorm." His album Before the Storm charted in the top 10 in several countries all across the world.

Before Fame

He started making music while studying at Turku Polytechnic University in Finland, where he mixed music using his PC's tracker software.

Trivia

His DJ alias was created after classmates teased him for constantly playing the song "Rude Boy." Rude Boy eventually became his name, which then became Da Rude, and finally Darude.

Family Life

He was born in Eura, Finland. His real name is Ville Virtanen.

Associated With

He collaborated on the song "I Ran (So Far Away)" with American Idol contestant Blake Lewis.

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