Ten years ago today (June 26), Fedde Le Grand released his most iconic track to date: “Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit.” The single first arrived on the Dutch producer’s own Flamingo Recordings in the summer of 2006, before receiving a wide release via Spinnin’ later that year. The track went on to claim a #1 in the UK, Hungary, Finland and Belgium, cementing its status as a veritable rave anthem for years to come.
“Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit” notably samples Matthew Dear & Disco D’s 1999 single, “Hands Up for Detroit,” and is further recognizable for its gated square-wave bassline and shuffling groove. The song received further notoriety when its official music video arrived, sporting a Kubrick-like backdrop and a racy narrative. Check it out below.