Darius x Finlay


The story of the song β€œEXPLODE”

In April 2022, this melody turned into 20 years! Darius had recorded it with his Buddy Claudio in his studio in Korneuburg/Austria. In April 2002 DJ Shaun Baker had a gig on a weekend in the legendary discotheque Fun Factory, in Vienna. The afternoon before he came to Darius‘ studio to produce a song. Darius played him this melody and Shaun then wrote and spoke the famous sentence:
„π™ƒπ˜Όπ™‘π™€ π™”π™Šπ™ 𝙀𝙑𝙀𝙍 π™’π˜Όπ™π˜Ύπ™ƒπ™€π˜Ώ 𝙏𝙃𝙀 π™Žπ™π™‰ π™π™„π™Žπ™€ π˜Όπ™‰π˜Ώ π™Žπ™€π™€ 𝙏𝙃𝙀 π˜Ώπ˜Όπ™π™† π™€π™“π™‹π™‡π™Šπ˜Ώπ™€ 𝙒𝙄𝙏𝙃 𝙇𝙄𝙂𝙃𝙏“
„EXPLODE“ was born and this melody burned itself so incredibly strong into the hearts of ravers & party people around the world, as Darius would never have imagined in life. In addition to the many official (new) versions, since the first release in April 2002, there are also countless bootlegs & mashups on the WWW year after year.
Darius & Finlay achieved another huge success in January 2022 with this melody. They mixed „Explode“ with Martin Bepunkt’s vocals „Mein kleines Herz (Bam Bam)“. Within a few weeks, this Mash-Up went massively viral on Tik Tok with over 80.000 video creations and millions of views! Meanwhile, the song reached over 40 million+ streams just on Spotify and 6 million+ views on youtube.

„Explode“ Master rights & publishing requests: bonito@trak-music.com


„I am really proud that one of the most famous EDM melodies in the world comes from Austria and it is so unbelieveable for me to see how it still gives so much joy to a completely new, but also to the old generation after more than 20 years. Thanks to all the ravers, clubbers & party people around the globe, this melody still lives and that is so incredibly beautiful for me to see that in all those amazing videos and also at our live shows. It really touches my heart.“


β€œThis melody is a piece of Austrian EDM history. It is always an absolutely Highlight Smasher during our shows. People go crazy everytime when they just hear the first notes…. EXPLODE will never die.”

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