Fedde Le Grand wastes no time with a slow intro in his newest track “Firestarter,” which opens to Ida Corr’s powerful vocals and blaring saxophone accents. The song has a dancehall influence unheard in Le Grand’s previous releases, but the drop propels the song into his signature big room sound. Shaggy’s vocals compound the song’s Caribbean flair making “Firestarter” a rare blend of multiple genres.
Fedde Le Grand has long been known as one of the founding fathers of big room house, and he is one of the few producers who has stayed authentic to the sound he became known for as the industry evolved to progressive pop. While “Firestarter” is certainly more of a contrast in sound to his previous releases, Le Grand has found a way to experiment while staying true to the style fans know and love.
Le Grand has also used the release to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of his hit “Let Me Think About It” with Ida Corr. The song calls back the iconic old school electronic music movement he helped pioneer while “Firestarter” symbolizes the continuation of an incredible collaboration and an incredible career.
Listen to the track, premiered exclusively by Dancing Astronaut, and if you’re feeling nostalgic, travel back in time to Ida Corr and Fedde Le Grand’s 2007 collaboration, “Let Me Think About It.”