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Trance DJ most known for his 1999 international strike “Sandstorm.” His recording Before the Surprise charted in the very best 10 in a number of countries all over the entire world. He began producing music while their studies at Turku Polytechnic College or university in Finland, where he combined music using his PC’s tracker software program. His DJ alias was made after classmates teased him for continuously playing the music “Rude Boy.” Rude Boy ultimately became his name, which in turn became Da Rude, and lastly Darude. He was created in Eura, Finland. His genuine name is definitely Ville Virtanen. He collaborated within the music “I Went (UP TO NOW Aside)” with American Idol contestant Blake Lewis.

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Full Name Darude
Date Of Birth July 17, 1975
Place Of Birth Eura, Finland
Profession DJ
Education Turku University of Applied Sciences
Nationality Finnish
Star Sign Cancer

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SuomiLOVE2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Filth2013/Iperformer: "Sandstorm" / writer: "Sandstorm" - as Virtanen
Under the Skin2013/Iperformer: "Sandstorm" / writer: "Sandstorm" - as Virtanen
Dance Central 22011Video Game performer: "Sandstorm" / writer: "Sandstorm" - as Ville Virtanen
Rock SuomiTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Nhl 112010Video Game performer: "Sandstorm"
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night I2009Video performer: "Sandstorm" / writer: "Sandstorm"
Chikara: King of Trios 2008 - Night II2008Video performer: "Sandstorm"
Fun with Dick and Jane2005performer: "Sandstorm2006" / writer: "Sandstorm2006" - as Ville Virtanen
Levottomat 3 - kun mikään ei riitä2004performer: "Ranta" / writer: "Ranta" - as Ville Virtanen
Rotanloukku2003TV Movie performer: "Sandstorm" / writer: "Sandstorm" - as Ville Virtanen
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever2002arranger: "The Flow" - as Ville Virtanen / performer: "The Flow" / writer: "The Flow" - as Ville Virtanen
Like Mike2002performer: "Feel the Beat" / writer: "Feel the Beat" - as Ville Virtanen
Everybody Says I'm Fine!2001arranger: "Sandstorm" - as Ville Virtanen / performer: "Sandstorm" / writer: "Sandstorm" - as Ville Virtanen
Young Love2001performer: "Calm Before the Storm" / writer: "Calm Before the Storm" - as Ville Virtanen
Tango Kabaree2001arranger: "Sandstorm" / performer: "Sandstorm" / writer: "Sandstorm"
Queer as Folk2000TV Series 1 episode
Top of the Pops2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Levottomat2000arranger: "Sandstorm" / performer: "Sandstorm" / writer: "Sandstorm"



SuomiLOVE2016TV SeriesHimself
Grillit huurussa2016TV SeriesHimself
Big Bang!2015TV SeriesHimself
Puoli seitsemän2015TV SeriesHimself
Arto Nyberg2007-2010TV SeriesHimself
Levyraati2004TV SeriesHimself
Top 402003TV SeriesHimself
Kuutamolla2003TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops2000TV SeriesHimself
Darude: Sandstorm2000Video shortHimself

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Rock Suomi2011TV Series documentaryHimself
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