The Dance Music Producers of the MomentFrom David Guetta to Afrojack, here are the artists who are responsible for dance's new mainstream popularity
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Birth name: Clyde Sergio Narain
About him: Raised in Suriname, Chuckie – who moved to the Netherlands as a teenager – became a staple on the Dutch House scene in the late-1990s and early-2000s. He soon branded his hip-hop-influenced House music "Dirty Dutch" for its scuzzed-out sound and accompanying culture. Last year, his LMFAO mash-up "Let the Bass Kick in Miami Bitch" elevated him to global recognition.
Artists he's produced for: Lil Jon
Artists he's remixed: LMFAO, 3OH!3, David Guetta
His sound: Chuckie's "Dirty Dutch" vibe is a hard-throbbing cacophony of hip-hop and Eurohouse. Its primary emphasis rests on the drum and bass parts.
Track that best captures his essence: "Let The Bass Kick In Miami Bitch" (DJ Chuckie/LMFAO).
On dance music's future: "People used to say that hip-hop wasn't going to last, but it's there to stay," Chuckie has said. "It's the same thing with dance music."