Not many producers can say they have sampled Eric Clapton and gotten his approval. However, this was exactly what happened for Aalborg DJ and producer Michael Linde when he reworked the mega star’s "Forever Man" in 2000.
Mr. Clapton happened to walk by the studio in London where label officials were listening to Michael Linde’s version called "Forever Man (How Many Times)" under the name of his moniker, Beatchuggers. Not only did Eric Clapton give his thumbs up on the project, he also offered to appear in the music video for the track.
"Forever Man (How Many Times)" went on to become a pan European hit. It was big in Ibiza over the summer, a UK Top 30 hit, a UK Club chart number one, and receiving airplay on numerous radio stations across the continent.
This kick started the career for Beatchuggers who gave up his day job to focus solely on the music. He released further hits in the same name but later also developed a slightly different sound under the name of Mike Polo releasing cover versions of Crystal Waters club classic "Gypsy Woman" and Ultra Naté top hit "Free".
Together with then partner Jesper Sidelmann Michael Linde started the project Out Of Sight producing lounge music.
Beatchuggers has produced remixes of tracks by numerous artist among them Shakira, Tears For Fears, Ida Corr, Fedde Le Grand and Safri Duo. The latter won him a Danish DJ Award in 2003 for the Beatchuggers remix of "Baya-Baya" in 2002.
In 2008 he started his own record label Chuggy Traxx and since then he has signed various DJ’s and producers making house and club underground music.
Michael Linde has played at some of Europe’s most prestigious club in places like Ibiza, London, Brighton, Paris, Moscow, Helsinki, Riga, Vilnius and many more.
For the past 15 years he has been resident DJ at Denmarks longest running underground house club "Club V4" in his hometown Aalborg, Denmark.
|Born in Aalborg, Denmark.|
|Bought decks and started DJing.|
|Started making music on an Atari computer and Ensoniq ASR10 sampler.|
|First official Beatchuggers Remix of S-Connection - "Summerlove" (HappyOne).|
|First Beatchuggers track "The Vibe" on a white label with Judge Jules support.|
|Beatchuggers feat. Eric Clapton "Forever Man (How Many Times?)" big in Ibiza and official release in the fall.|
|Nominated for "Dance Track Of The Year" at the Danish Music Awards, and "Dance Hit Of The Year" at P3 Prisen (Danish National Radio).|
|Wins "Best Danish Remix Of The Year" at Danish Dance Awards for Beatchuggers Remix of Safri Duo's "Baya Baya".|
|New alias Lindos & Moth feat. Inaya Day - "Break free" on Bonnier / Brickhouse Records.|
|Beatchuggers feat. Rahmlee "Soulshaker" on Toolroom Records.|
|First Mike Polo "Gypsy Woman" on Disco:Wax / Warner Music.|
|Starts up own label Chuggy Traxx.|
|Debut gig at Pacha in Ibiza and back the year after.|
|Out of Sight lounge album on Lifted Records with Afterlife Remix.|
|Produced "This Is Not America" album for danish actor Claus Bang with first three singles on Danish National Radio.|
|Released brand new Earth n Days remixes of "Forever Man".|