Armand Van Helden’s classic track ‘Witch Doktor’ has been reworked by New York’s Agent Orange DJ

Artist: Armand Van Helden
Title: Witch Doktor (Agent Orange DJ 2018 rework)
Label: Elevate
Release Date: 24th December 2018
Genre: Techno

Having cut his teeth during the legendary 90’s era of raves and clubs in his native New York City, Agent Orange has proven himself over the years as a pioneer and architect of modern-day dance music. He lives by the motto “Stay Young. Love Techno.” which is not an easy job! His passion and lifelong commitment to grooving global dancefloors have helped him has carved out his reputation as a world-class producer and exceptional live DJ. His energetic and dynamic 3 deck and Hybrid DJ sets seamlessly blend cutting edge dark beats with groovy soulful vibes, which lends some soul to the driving beats he loves. He has rocked the stages of EDC Las Vegas, Electric Zoo NY, Ultra Music Festival Miami, The Zoo Project Ibiza, Space Ibiza NY, Marquee NY, Output BK Analog BK and lots more. No stranger to conferences either, he has brought his shows to ADE, BPM, Miami Music Week and Sonar.

Below is a video of Carl Cox dropping the Agent Orange remix at Resistance, Ibiza:

Here is what Agent Orange DJ had to say about the release:

“I have had Witch Doktor on my list of songs to rework for a very long time. Armand’s original holds a very special place in my heart as it was an anthem to my early days of clubbing and raving in NYC. It was probably the first track that crossed over and united my House Head and Raver friends at the time, which I found magical. Such a club classic with its air horn and whooping. To be able to rework it from the bottom up and give it a modern flair was a real honor for me and a task I did not take on lightly! I wanted to keep the integrity and vibe of the original while giving it a modern flair. The journey it’s had since I finished it has been astronomic! I gave it to Carl Cox on a USB when he came to NY in June. He played it 2 weeks later at Resistance and then again the next week. Adam Beyer and Layton Giordani heard it and I got an email from Adam asking me for a copy for him to play. At this point I knew I was onto something so I sent it to 20 of my closets top DJ friends and by the end of August it was getting heavy rotation from Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Chris Liebing, UMEK, Monika Kruse, Thomas Schumacher, Layton Giordani, Pig&Dan, Loco&Jam, Spektre, Durtysoxxx. I met Pig&Dan at ADE and we agreed that it would be a home run on their awesome label Elevate. I’m so excited about this release!”


About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.