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Darude Tells All About His Groundbreaking Track “Sandstorm” in Interview

Everyone knows Darude’s iconic tune, “Sandstorm”, all too well. It’s a song that will live on longer than most of us. Have you ever wondered how the track came about, though? In a recent interview with VICE, the Finnish legend spills all the dirty details on his platinum-status record.

Darude, real name Ville Virtanen, goes in-depth on how he created his synth-filled masterpiece. A frequent club-goer in the 1990s, Virtanen would rush home overflowing with inspiration after dancing the night away. The massive release has quite the tale behind it. Listen to Darude tell you the story himself:

“Sandstorm” is a song for the ages; at 17 years old it still finds a way to burrow into our brains after just a few seconds. The song is immortal and has been kept alive in part to the gaming community’s unending approval as well as its solidification as a dance music classic. Darude will forever be legendary in the dance music community for creating such a noteworthy and unforgettable tune.