Signing off on the 25th anniversary milestone of his UK #1 hit single ‘You Don’t Know Me’, Armand Van Helden completes his return to FFRR with an alternative mix of his summer track ‘I Won’t Stop’. Putting a late-night spin on the original, he has taken inspiration from the stripped-back techno sounds of the ‘90s with his alt mix and delivered an interpretation with looping vocals, drums, and a raw, analogue vibe reminiscent of his early productions.
Following the recent release of Calvin Logue’s remix, Armand’s alt mix completes the package to compliment the original version of the track which was a return to his high energy, vocal-driven house sound.
In 1999, ‘You Don’t Know Me’ - Armand’s first outing on FFRR - secured the #1 spot on the UK singles chart and was a top 10 hit in France, Germany and Italy. Subsequent #1s with Dizzee Rascal and a remix of Tori Amos’ ‘Professional Widow’ helped to raise his profile.
Andy Daniell (FFRR): “I’ve always felt that Armand Van Helden was synonymous with FFRR, thanks to records and remixes like ‘U Don’t Know Me’ and ‘Sugar is Sweeter’ which I played to death as a wannabe DJ back in the day. I’ve always been mindful to have a focus on the future with the full acknowledgment and appreciation of the past, so to welcome Armand back to the label after 25 years with an incredible brand-new record that feels utterly current but classic at the same time, is a dream come true.”
Armand Van Helden ‘I Won’t Stop (AVH ALT MIX)’ is out now on FFRR.