Armand Van Helden

Armand Van Helden Discography

Albums

HSCD-3005 Armand Van Helden Presents Old School Junkies Armand Van Helden Presents Old School Junkies - The Album(CD, Album) Henry Street Music HSCD-3005 US 1996 Sell This Version
Armand Van Helden Sampleslaya - Enter The Meatmarket (Album) FFRR UK 1997 Sell This Version
Armand Van Helden The Funk Phenomena (Album) ZYX Music Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Armand Van Helden 2Future4U (Album) FFRR, FFRR UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
AVH-4U Armand Van Helden Da Phenomena Mixes(CD, Mixed) Armed Records AVH-4U US 1999 Sell This Version
Armand Van Helden Killing Puritans (Album) Armed Records US 2000 Sell This Version
Armand Van Helden Gandhi Khan (Album) Armed Records US 2001 Sell This Version
Armand Van Helden Nympho (Album) Southern Fried Records US 2005 Sell This Version
Armand Van Helden Ghettoblaster (Album) SPG Music Productions Ltd. Scandinavia 2007 Sell This Version
none Sucker DJ's + ATFC Feat AVH* Sucker DJ's + ATFC Feat AVH* - NY Style (Funk In The Punk)(CDr, Promo) Southern Fried Records none UK 2008 Sell This Version
SP1236 Armand Van Helden Extra Dimensional(13xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Spinnin' Records SP1236 US 2016

Singles & EPs

Armand Van Helden The Funky Shell Toes AV8 US 1992 Sell This Version
AV 001 Armand Van Helden Pirates Of The Caribbean(12") AV8 AV 001 US 1992 Sell This Version
Armand Van Helden Pirates Of The Caribbean Vol. II AV8 US 1993 Sell This Version
AV04 Armand Van Helden The Buddha Baboons(12") AV8 AV04 US 1994 Sell This Version
Armand Van Helden Presents Jungle Juice Armand Van Helden Presents Jungle Juice - Loves Ecstasy / Egyptian Magician Nervous Records US 1994 Sell This Version
Armand Van Helden Presents Old School Junkies Armand Van Helden Presents Old School Junkies - Allright (EP) Henry Street Music US 1994 Sell This Version
Armand Van Helden Witch Doktor (Maxi, Single) Strictly Rhythm US 1994 Sell This Version
Armand Van Helden Pres. Jungle Juice Armand Van Helden Pres. Jungle Juice - Egyptian Magician (Single, Maxi) Dance Pool France 1994 Sell This Version
Armand Van Helden EP (EP) Strictly Rhythm, Strictly Rhythm US 1994 Sell This Version
Armand Van Helden Old School Junkies Henry Street Music US 1995 Sell This Version
Armand Van Helden Cha Cha (Maxi, Single) Logic Records Europe 1996 Sell This Version
Armand Van Helden Old School Junkies Pt. 2 Henry Street Music US 1996 Sell This Version
Armand Van Helden Ain't Armand AV8 US 1996 Sell This Version
DJ Sneak & Armand Van Helden DJ Sneak & Armand Van Helden - Psychic Bounty Killaz (Maxi) Hyper Hype Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1996 Sell This Version

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bongoloid77

bongoloid77

June 20, 2011
Yeaaap... AVH records have not left my box since hearing his remix of Sagats Luv Stuff on Maxi in 94 and his own Witchdoktor in 1993/4... I heard his Chemistry mix and Essential mix from 96. Always loved the B Boy House (even the Puffy rerubs were fun to mix in, one sampling David Bowie very effectively...) and tight beats. He can crossover from funk to a real rave type sound in one track, as well as having slick licks and breezy breakdowns... not many producers can pull that off. Widow funk trunkin'remix was so big in 96...

He also inadvertantly created the Speed garage Scene Here in London with The 'Sugar is sweeter' and 'Spin Spin Sugar' remixes. He didn't seem to notice and his remixes for NuYorican Soul in early 97 ('Runaway' and 'It's Alright I feel it') are unsurpassed in terms of quality and funkiness. Then he just got better in 98 with 2 Future 4 U. I didn't stop playing Boogie Monster, flowerz and Bounty Killaz (as well as the original steelos version) for about 3 months! Bounty Killaz is the hight of funky, choppy house music... U don't know me was massive here and most other places...

I went to see him Battle it out in a Boxing Ring with Fatboy Slim in March 1999 @ Brixton Academy. I liked Fatboy but AVH as more my line of funk. Dropping Carlitos Dream, MD Xpress, and BSO's New Jersey Deep and Jungle Bros 'I'll House U.' A funny night that saw hardcore clubbers mixing with subteens, unique crossover...

His style in 2000 was very much tougher and bouncier, Saw him @ Homelands and he was mixing lots of Rhythm Masters stuff. Killing Puritans didn't hit me the way 2 Future did but hey, he changes!

Ghandi Khan in 2001 showing his crossover to the rockish stuff but still had killer loops of funk... I can smell U is a PHAT tribal breakish thing taht I still drop today...

So come 2004 and again he was crossing over... mixes for Basement jaxx amoung others and his 'Stupid Fresh' project which harked back to his mid 80s teens was all good... 'Jerry Curly Juice' is a belter of funk tune...

He has continued with Numpho and Ghetto Blaster, as well as NYC Loft Party and others... A unique talent who has funk and 80s retro (Without the lameness) pumping in his veins...
spinsah

spinsah

June 21, 2010
I have an extreme love hate relationship with Armand. Literally from one extreme to the other. My first exposure to him was in 1994, when his remixes started popping up on records I'd get through the pool I belonged to at the time - commercial stuff like Ace Of Base and Real McCoy releases. I was a big fan of commercial music & remixes at the time so I didn't like any of his remixes at all to start with - then Witch Doktor came out which I disliked even more! I started listening to a weekend dance music radio show put on by a guy I'd buy records from at a store downtown in Winnipeg and he would rave endlessly about Witch Doktor and how great it was, but at the time I'd hear nothing of it.

Then one night I was bored and since I had unintentionally accumulated so many Armand remixes on the commercial records I just happened to own, I decided to do a mix of all of them. That's when I started to actually enjoy them! And I mean really enjoy them. Total turnaround. I even started enjoying Witch Doktor! From then on I'd start seeking out his remixes purposely for the next couple years. Enjoyed The Funk Phenomena, loved the Tory Amos remix...then it all came to and end for me, when he *RUINED* one of my favorite all-time favorite records...Faithless' Insomnia. Yes, I said ruined. Sucked the soul out of it. Don't try and tell me otherwise. ;) To make matters worse it was the headliner mix on a re-release (I had the track for 2 years before in its original format), and therefore most lazy DJ's played it by default. I had a hard time getting over this because of how special and sentimental that track was to me, and here it was now wasted on the masses - and not even the way it was intended to be heard. So for the next few years I disliked almost everything he touched, though it was more of a coincidence: I was getting heavy into trance and he was starting his disco sound via the new Armed Records label. Didn't care for any of it, it didn't do anything for me. Pretty much ignored him until about 2004 when his remix of Basement Jaxx' Plug It In came out which I though was excellent - then My My My, etc. etc. and I started enjoying him again. He even made Britney Spears' Toxic tolerable which in my books isn't bad at all!

Never have I had such back & forth like / dislike of any producer. I guess I respect him as a whole though, he definitely contributed some great stuff to my DJing history.
Apeman

Apeman

March 14, 2009
Armand Van Helden is one of the coolest house producers out there. "You Don't Know Me", from 1998/9 was one of the greatest house tracks of all time, plus "The Funk Phenomina" is just absolutely amazing Funky Nu-Skool breaks, that was ahead of it's time. The Ballistic Brothers mix of "The Funk Phenomina" is just eargasmic. I also really like Ultrafunkina, Which Doctor, Flowerz, and Full Moon featuring the amazing rapper Common.

I highly reccomend tracks with Armand Van Helden's name on it
vinylbytheton

vinylbytheton

August 29, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
From a career capped off by numerous #1 singles,to countless remixes,AVH never ceases to amaze me.He is constantly changing his style,and it works!What exactly can be said about this legend that hasn't already?I can't wait to hear what he puts out next!
Q2131

Q2131

February 28, 2005
edited over 11 years ago

AVH has kept his rep & music underground, shunning most of the crossover accolades most of his contemporarieslike MAW & Todd Terry have garnered, where it belongs!! I have had the honor of seeing live several times and the man is the BEST DJ most folks have never heard of, save for his "Professional Widow" remix of Tori Amos that brought him some main stream attention.
From the first time I heard "The Witch Doktor" & his alias' Pirates of the Caribbean's "Rumba" as a young teenager I was spellbound by the beats and rhythms he encompasses. From his "Kentucky Fried Flow" and "You Don't Even Know Me" to "Psychic Bounty Killers" w/ DJ Sneak, I have seen his music keep legions of peopel dancing from her in the states to El Divino in Ibiza and M.O.S in London.
Kee-Lo

Kee-Lo

April 4, 2003
As you can see, Armand has a great remixing CV, he's done everyone from Tori Amos right though to New Order. He also made a great garage sound, and pioneered house music. He's also a good DJ, and has changed his musical style. Tracks like Koochy prove he can do breaks as well as four to the floor. One of the best artists in house music.

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