Finnish DJ and record producer Darude, a legend in the world of electronic dance music (EDM), has made a triumphant return with his first single in more than three years, the high-energy anthem “Outlaws”.
Released on his newly established Vibing Out imprint, the track features House Body and the distinctive vocals of Oskr.
Toni-Ville Henrik Virtanen, Darude rose to international fame during the late 1990s and early 2000s, primarily due to the monumental success of his 1999 single “Sandstorm.” The song topped charts worldwide, becoming an iconic track in the era’s trance and electronic music scenes. Darude’s debut album, “Before the Storm,” followed in 2000, with successful tracks like “Out of Control” and “Feel the Beat.”
Although his subsequent albums did not replicate the level of success achieved by “Sandstorm,” Darude has remained an influential figure in the electronic music scene, continuing to tour and perform at music festivals globally. In 2019, he represented Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Look Away,” featuring Sebastian Rejman on vocals.
“Outlaws” is an audacious blend of electronic and uplifting sounds, crafted specifically for enthusiastic rave-goers. A twanging guitar riff conjures the band’s raw, rebellious energy, complemented by the gritty tones of vocal powerhouse Oskr. The track starts with a dance-driven build, seamlessly transitioning into dynamic synth stabs accompanied by ringing sirens, signalling a party-fueled frenzy.
This highly anticipated single marks a new era in Darude’s career and demonstrates his continued relevance in the ever-evolving world of electronic music. With “Outlaws,” Darude, House Body, and Oskr have crafted a rousing anthem that is sure to ignite dance floors and festival stages alike, proving once again that Darude’s influence on the EDM scene is far from over.
Available now via Vibing Out, “Outlaws” is a testament to Darude’s enduring impact on electronic music and a thrilling taste of what’s to come from this pioneering artist. Don’t miss the chance to experience the exhilarating energy of “Outlaws” for yourself, as Darude continues to shape the future of EDM.