"Put Your Hands Up for Detroit," an electro-house anthem that heavily sampled "Hands Up for Detroit" by Detroit-area producers Matthew Dear and Disco D, was initially released in 2006. Originally a minor hit, the song leapt to number one on the U.K. singles chart after a CD single was released. A remix of the song featured guest verses by Bizarre and King Gordy of Eminem-affiliated Detroit rap group D12.
In 2007, Le Grand scored two major hits: a remix of Camille Jones' "The Creeps" and "Let Me Think About It," a collaboration with Danish soul singer Ida Corr. That year, his label started the club night Flamingo Nights in Amsterdam. The following year, he released the mix album Flamingo Nights, Vol. 1: Ibiza. In 2009, he returned with Output, his first album of original productions. In 2011, Le Grande paired with DJ Markus Schulz for the double mix CD Be at Space. He kept busy releasing singles including "So Much Love," "Sparks," "RAW," "No Good," and "Where We Belong."
In 2015, Le Grand started a new label called Darklight Recordings, debuting with "Tales of Tomorrow," a collaboration with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. A subsequent vocal version, featuring singer/songwriter Julian Perretta, hit number two on the Belgian singles chart. Le Grand singles "Robotic" (with Jewelz & Sparks) and "Take Me Home" (with Patric La Funk) also appeared that year. In 2016, Darklight released Le Grand's second artist album, Something Real. ~ Chris True, Rovi