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Darude’s ‘Sandstorm’ Is Climbing The Dance Charts Thanks to Peking Duk [VIDEO]

Sandstorm

Darude’s ‘Sandstorm’ is epic. The 1999 techno track basically went viral before “viral” was a thing; part of its official release was being uploaded to mp3.com, where it was set to spread like wildfire. It’s a track we all know and love, or love to hate depending on who you are. Some may see it as a gateway track into EDM, others may see it as an obnoxious bane to the scene (it’s even considered a meme nowadays). But really, be honest with yourself, it’s a living legend. “But this track is 15 years old, that’s like 1000 years old in the music industry, it’s long dead.” Wrong!¬†Australian duo, Peking Duk, has made headlines around the world after dropping ‘Sandstorm’ at Stereosonic 2014. Behold:

Look at that crowd! The energy there was on a whole ‘nother level. And that’s sorta the whole point behind the track: stir up endless spools of energy, draw out smiles, get people to let loose and have some pure fun. There’s a reason why it gets used at sporting of all levels events around the world. Check University of South Carolina throw down to ‘Sandstorm’ before a game:

The result of Peking Duk’s revival of the track at such a massive festival, is a revival back into mainstream dance charts. Darude is now back in the limelight (kinda), as ‘Sandstorm’ crack the iTunes Dance top 20, at #18. Wonder if it’ll go up any further? We can’t say for sure, but what we can say is a big ‘Thank You’ to Adam and Reuben for showing this classic some love and reminding the world just how awesome a tune it is.

Elliott Brockelbank
Former editor
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