Interview: Armand Van Helden at Noxx, Belgium

Mon 31.08.2009

Armand Van Helden chats to DJsounds’ reporter VJ Sandra J at club Noxx, in Antwerp, Belgium.

It’s been a couple of years since DJsounds caught up with the American all-star on Ibiza, and over a decade since his hit ‘The Funk Phenomenon’. Yet he’s still topping charts in 2009, as you will know from the recent infectious/ubiquitous Armand and Dizzee Rascal collaboration ‘Bonkers’.

Indeed, this bad boy from Boston has had a great effect on the electronic and remix worlds, and many DJs can still be heard recently rocking ‘Entra Mi Casa’ from his aptly titled 1998 album, 2 Future 4 U.

So click on to find out what the boogie monster says to Sandra J… Subjects on the radar include his raw style and production processes.

He also talks about DJing techniques and reveals a favourite trick to work the crowd. Words: LRC