Watch: Falls Festival punters lose their shit when DZ Deathrays cover Darude’s ‘Sandstorm’
Trance music is not usually a genre associated with DZ Deathrays, but that didn’t stop the crowd at Falls Festival in Lorne losing their shit when the garage rockers dropped an epic cover of the classic 1999 Darude track ‘Sandstorm’ earlier today.
Darude’s infamous hit ‘Sandstorm’ is the gift that keeps on giving. Not content with being a guaranteed set-saver in trance and hard dance sets around the world, in between duties as the hype music at football games and sidelining as a YouTube meme, it’s recently made its way back into the greater dance music consciousness.
First there was a Pozible campaign to tour Darude by entrepreneur Rei Barker – which sadly fell short of its target, possibly because the stated business plan was to “more or less to throw a bunch of money at him and froth out…” Then chart-toppers Peking Duk started dropping it in their sets at Stereosonic, sending the crowds into mass rave-gasms .Which all pushed ‘Sandstorm’, a track which first came out fifteen years ago, back into the top 20 of the iTunes dance chart. Since then the producer has even been added to next year’s Future Music lineup.
And then this happened. Check out the Falls Festival crowd cutting some mega shapes to ‘Sandstorm’ below.