When it comes to the realm of classic dance music tracks, Fedde Le Grand’s 2006 hit “Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit” has to be one of the biggest. Released a decade ago today, the iconic vocal sample (originally taken from Matthew Dear and Disco D’s tune “Hands Up for Detroit”) is one of the most instantly recognisable in all of dance music, and has to be one of if not Fedde’s biggest track ever.
The record is of course a tribute to one of dance music’s greatest cities, Detroit, which was the birthplace of techno and is where a number of legendary producer’s are proud to call home. Who also could forget the infamous music video, which is up there with Eric Prydz’s Call On Me in terms of controversy. And the track itself, is a pure anthem: