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Defected Records Taps Armand Van Helden for Next 'House Masters' Retrospective

The Boston DJ veteran's career, in 22 tracks.
Image courtesy of Defected.

Following in the footsteps of Frankie Knuckles, MK, Masters At Work, and Todd Terry, Boston-repping DJ veteran and producerArmand Van Helden has been tapped by London label Defected Records to feature in the next edition of its House Masters compilation series.

The anthology, out September 2, dives into Helden's vast discography, which over his 26-year career spans seven studio albums, hundreds of remixes, and multiple aliases (such as Banji Boys and his Duck Sauce project with A-Trak).


Containing 22 tracks, the LP presents only a sliver of that, but it's packed with some of his best and most-known work, from 90s classics "Work Me Gadamit 96," "Witch Doktor," and his Retail remix of Kim English's "Nitelife"; to more recent hits such as Duck Sauce's "aNYway" and "Barbara Streisand," and his remix of Lee Walker vs. DJ Deeon's current summer heater "Freak Like Me."

Defected founder Simon Dunmore states on the label website: "It's a real privilege for us to promote music from back in the day and all the great records Armand Van Helden has made, to a new audience and to the older audience, because sometimes they need to be reminded of how great those records are."

View the tracklist below and pre-order House Masters: Armand Van Helden here.


01. Armand Van Helden – U Don't Know Me (Feat. Duane Harden)
02. CJ Bolland – Sugar Is Sweeter (Armand's Drum 'n Bass Mix)
03. Armand Van Helden – My My My (Original Club Mix)
04. Armand Van Helden – Witch Doktor (The Dark Ages Mix)
05. Duck Sauce – aNYway (Club Mix)
06. Kim English – Nitelife (Armand Van Helden Retail Mix)
07. Lee Walker vs DJ Deeon – Freak Like Me (Armand Van Helden Remix)
08. Uffie – Add Suv (Feat. Pharrell) (Armand Van Helden Club Remix)
09. Armand Van Helden – Psychic Bounty Killaz (Feat. DJ Sneak)
10. Armand Van Helden – Work Me Gadamit '96
11. Da Mongoloids – Spark Da Meth (Bangin' Like A Benzi Mix)

01. Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand
02. Armand Van Helden – The Funk Phenomena
03. Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden – Bonkers (Club Mix)
04. Sneaker Pimps – Spin Spin Sugar (Armand's Dark Garage Mix)
05. Armand Van Helden – Flowerz (Feat. Roland Clark)
06. Armand Van Helden – I Want Your Soul
07. Cerrone – Je Suis Music (Armand Van Helden Remix)
08. Tonja Dantzler - In And Out Of My Life (Armand Van Helden Mix)
09. Barbara Tucker – Stay Together (Armand's "Crazy" Trauma Mix)
10. Banji Boys – Love Thang (Cat Walk Mix)
11. Armand Van Helden – Ghandi Khan