July 17, 1975 in Hinnerjoki
Ville Virtanen (born 17 July 1975), better known by his stage name 'Darude /dəˈruːd/, is a Finnish DJ and record producer from Eura, Finland. He started making music in 1995 and released the platinum selling hit single "Sandstorm" in late 1999. His debut studio album, Before the Storm came out on 5 September 2000 and sold 800,000 copies worldwide, earning Darude three Finnish Grammy Awards. It peaked at number one on Finland's Official List and number 6 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart in the United States.