Listen To This Accordion Quintet Nail A Hit Techno Song
Feb 7, 2015
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.
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.