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 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, Leicester, Amsterdam, Paris, Copenhagen, Moscow, Helsinki, Riga, Vilnius and many more.
For the past almost 20 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.|
|DJing at my first Hip Hop Jams / Seminars.|
|My first residency at "Rendezvous" in my hometown Aalborg.|
|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.|
|Shooting music video for "Forever Man (How Many Times?) with Eric Clapton.|
|Documentary on Danish national TV2, "Mig & Clapton" (Me and Clapton).|
|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.|
|My residency at "Club V4" with Noir and more, named #78 best club in the world by DJ MAG in ther "Club of the year" Top 100.|
|Beatchuggers remix of Brian Larsen "Den Højeste Pris" in the danish comedy movie "Blå Mænd".|
|Beatchuggers "Real Love" on Pacha Recordings with Alex Alicea & Jose Nunez and Asle Remixes .|
|Out of Sight lounge album on Lifted Records with Afterlife Remix.|
|Out of Sight remixes of Shakira, Fedde Le Grand & Ida Corr, Therese, ReUnited, Mike Polo.|
|Produced "This Is Not America" album for danish actor Claus Bang with first three singles on Danish National Radio.|
|Mike Polo "Pasilda" remixed by Muzzaik - Huge support on this cover of the Ibiza classic.|
|Beatchuggers feat. Rahmlee "Soulshaker" revisited by Luca Bear, Beatchuggers & Hooml, and Benny Royal & Ludaphunk, plus orignal ATFC, Rune RK and Lindos & Kokoa remixes.|
|A dream come true with Out of Sight "Comfort" (Dreams Mix) on one of the classic Cafe del Mar compilations "Dreams 7".|
|Beatchuggers "Keep On" with Raffa FL, Alister and Beatchuggers & Brian Berg Remixes on Chuggy Traxx.|
|Focus on my label Chuggy Traxx with releases and remixes from the likes of Franky Wah, Jay de Lys, Alex Twitchy, Francy Inc., DEL-30, Dennis Quin, Hott Like Detroit, Kathy Brown, Kinnerman, Runge, Greco, Ordonez, Mescal Kids, Cassimm, Don Rimini, K-Mack, Skapes, FreedomB, Diego Lima and many more...|
|Beatchuggers teaming up with the legend Kathy Brown on "Party People" with Johan S, Jarrad Gallo and The Golden Boy remixes on Chuggy Traxx.|
|Beatchuggers "Forever Man (How Many Times?) re-released on Armada Music / Lifted House with a killer Earth N Days Remix|