Whether in his studio in USA or Finland, recent times have seen Darude cement further his reputation as one of the most innovative and exciting figures in modern dance music. With his distinctive styles of progressive and uplifting trance, his music continues to get talked about by both music fans and critics alike.
Although having set the benchmark for a generation of producers with 'Sandstorm', the ever modest professional is a strong supporter of new talent and music. So much so that he recently took the decision to set up his own imprint, EnMass Music, to push not just his own music, but also that of artists whom he believes in. With a long list of achievements already to his name, Darude could be forgiven for resting on his lot, but instead 2011 saw him busy as ever by encompassing a staggering amount of new projects, including a mix album project named after his radio show Salmiakki Sessions, several new remixes, as well as running his new record label and touring the world.