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1[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/darude.jpg]] ˛%% [[caption-width-right:350:some caption text]]˛˛Ville Virtanen (born 17 July 1975), better known as '''Darude''', is a Finnish DJ and record producer.˛˛Darude is best known for his debut single "Sandstorm", a {{trance}} {{instrumental|s}} track that gained massive popularity from its use at sporting events and in early [[MemeticMutation internet memes]]. Notable for its lack of vocals, which was highly unusual for a mainstream hit at the time, it's also credited as being one of the first dance tracks that became massively popular in the United States, which eventually led to the creation and rise of other dance subgenres like {{electro house}}, EDM, and {{dubstep}} in the country.˛˛In 2019, it was announced that Darude would be representing his native country at that year's Series/EurovisionSongContest with vocalist Sebastian Rejman. Similarly to predecessor Music/SaaraAalto, their song "Look Away" was selected from a choice of three options in Finland's revised ''Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu'' selection format.˛˛----˛!! Discography:˛* ''Before the Storm'' (2000)˛* ''Rush'' (2003)˛* ''Label This!'' (2007)˛* ''Moments'' (2015)˛----

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