October 13, 2023 - Teased earlier this year as the opener to his boiler room set in the iconic HÖR Berlin bathroom, Marlon Hoffstadt, aka DJ Daddy Trance, has put his signature spin on Klubbheads’ 90s rave hit ‘Kickin’ Hard’, releasing today on Armada Music.

Klubbheads - Kickin' Hard (DJ Daddy Trance Remix) at HÖR_PT.mp4

The remix, which is already making its rounds in DJ sets including Hannah Laing, taps into the resurgence of 90s and early 2000s donk-fueled fast music, particularly within trance. Klubbheads are credited with heavily influencing the genre, and many revere ‘Kickin’ Hard’, which peaked at #36 in the UK Singles chart, as the first donk track to come out of the era. Now, DJ Daddy Trance presents his own take on the classic that reintroduces the trademark rave sound to modern times while paying homage to the track’s nostalgic essence. 

Stream Klubbheads - Kickin' Hard (DJ Daddy Trance Remix)

Stream Klubbheads – Kickin’ Hard 

The Berlin-based DJ and producer is hot on the heels of his viral Boiler Room set at Glitch Festival in Malta, which amassed half a million views in just three weeks. To keep the party going, he announced a second set at Boiler Room Melbourne at the end of this month (click here for more info).  

About Marlon Hoffstadt aka DJ Daddy Trance 

Who shakes baby bottles by day and booties by night? Hey fellow kids, it's Marlon Hoffstadt aka DJ Daddy Trance. Berlin's first dad with a buggy full of bangers.  

The 29-year-old DJ, producer and family man can already look back on an eventful career. From half-baked beginnings, trips to the liquor store and Shazam records in Ibiza, to starting from scratch. Taking things into his own hands and finally seeing kids everywhere jumping and shouting to his tracks - like the little rascals they are.  

Some say it's trance, some say it's hard house. And again, others say it's just dad noises. Whatever you call it, you heard Daddy T bombs in every other DJ set in 2023 - while instant anthems like 'Call Me' and "It's That Time' passed the million mark stream on Spotify.  

Not easy raising kids and BPMs - but daddy does it.  

Is it good parenting that makes boiler rooms sing along like kindergarten choir? Is it his trademark whistle that reminds us to get on the floor? Or is there magic formula in his lunchbox? All we know is: Marlon is on a mission to bring Daddy's Delights to dance floors around the globe. With DJ sets that make you smile like fatherly pats on the back.   

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About Klubbheads

Klubbheads is a team of dance music producers and DJs from The Netherlands. They have more than 35 aliases for their recordings, including Da Techno BohemianRollercoasterDJ DiscoHi_Tackdrunkenmunky and the caramel club.

Koen Groeneveld (IttyBitty) and Addy van der Zwaan (DJ BoozyWoozy) first worked together in the Turn Up The Bass series of commercial mixes. They started producing music in the 1990s before meeting up with Jan Voermans (Greatski) in 1995. The trio created the sublabel Blue Records for parent Mid-Town Records to release their tracks as Klubbheads. In 1996, they had their first mainstream chart hit with "Klubbhopping", which reached #10 in the UK Singles Chart in May. It was followed up with two other entries in to the Top 40, in August 1997 with "Discohopping" (#35) and in August 1998 with "Kickin' Hard" (#36). In 1999 they co-produced "The Launch" for compatriot DJ Jean, reaching #2 in September. At this time they also split up from Blue Records to found the label Digidance.

Voermans elected to end their partnership in the Spring of 2005 after ten years of collaboration. Groeneveld and van der Zwaan continue to work together under a new label, Unit 54, while Voermans remains with Digidance.

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About Armada Music

Armada Music is the biggest independent dance music label in the world. Founded by Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron (CEO) and David Lewis, the label manages an ever-growing catalog of over 40,000 tracks, built up across twenty-plus years of specialized dance music exploitation.

Representing artists such as Armin van Buuren, ARTY, D.O.D, Eelke Kleijn, Jan Blomqvist, Loud Luxury, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tensnake, THEMBA and Yulia Niko, Armada Music amasses more than one billion streams per month, airplay on leading radio outlets such as BBC Radio 1 and Sirius XM, and top positions in the world’s most notable charts. The label also takes great pride in major achievements such as Armin van Buuren’s GRAMMY nomination for ‘This Is What It Feels Like’, Loud Luxury and Brando’s ‘Body’ surpassing one billion streams on Spotify and breaking artists such as Lost Frequencies into global stardom.

Across offices in Amsterdam (HQ), New York, London and Laren (NL), Armada Music offers a truly global appeal to its growing roster. The label has its own club, radio studio and multiple production studios, and hosts various live formats. Producer platform Armada University, which offers educational products and opportunities, shows the label’s sustained effort to nurture the next wave of talent.

In 2023, Armada Music launched BEAT Music Fund, the world’s first dance music investment company, that acquires catalogs with the mission of honoring, representing and reinvigorating them. BEAT’s portfolio will continue to grow; in the first six months following its launch, BEAT acquired the catalogs of, among others, electronic music star ARTY, house and techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson’s KMS Records, legendary NYC-based house label King Street Sounds and chart-topping producers Chocolate Puma.

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