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Listen To This Accordion Quintet Nail A Hit Techno Song

Feb 7, 2015
In the fall of 1999, the world got its first taste of artist Darude, whose real name is Ville Virtanen. Darude is a Finnish DJ and electronic (techno) music producer. He collaborated with Jaakko Sakari Salovaara to write "Sandstorm," a full techno song that features no lyrics. According to most music critics, "Sandstorm" is a trance song/composition.

Here, a Finnish accordion quintet performs Darude's hit. Although it is uncertain that Darude and Salovaara ever expected their techno beats to come from an accordion, let alone a quintet, the group definitely pays homage to their fellow countrymen. A number one hit in Norway, "Sandstorm" went gold in the United States in March 2010, ten years after the song's original release.
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