Armand Van Helden


Uptown, downtown
Turn the beat around town
Hip hopping, diddy beat bopping
There's no stopping to the sound
Of the New York City beat

Armand Van Helden, 'NYC Beat'

Armand van Helden is an American DJ and producer of electro house music from Boston, Massachusetts. He was one of the main proponents of the genre speed garage, remixing various artists such as Katy Perry, Daft Punk, Britney Spears, David Guetta, Bloc Party, Janet Jackson, Juliet Roberts, KRS-One, and Sneaker Pimps among others with this musical style. He is closely linked to the electronic music scene of New York. Van Helden often remixes and uses samples of funk, soul, rhythm, blues and rap. He also uses filters and dub progressions, as in NYC beat, dancehall and reggae samples.