The Launch

DJ Jean

About The Launch

"The Launch" is a song produced by Dutch disc jockey, DJ Jean and Klubbheads. The vocals are performed by Natasja Morales. It was released in the Netherlands on 2 February 1999, and released in the United Kingdom on 30 August 1999. The song was a big hit in Europe, reaching number one on the Dutch Top 40 and number two on the UK Singles Chart. The song receives constant airplay at many hockey games in Canada and the United States.


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2000
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Get ready for the launch
Get ready for the launch
Get ready
For the launch

Get ready for the launch
Five, four, three, two, one, two ignition
Get ready for the launch

Get ready
For the launch

Five, four, three, two, one, two ignition
Get ready for the launch

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DJ Jean

DJ Jean (born Jan Engelaar, 7 May 1968) is a Dutch disc jockey most popular for his space countdown themed Hard House single "The Launch". He has been an influential figure in the electronic music scene since the early 1990s.[citation needed] He is prolific, and releases three or more compilation compact discs per year. DJ Jean has performed all over the world, but now plays mostly in the Netherlands. His Friday night residency is at It club in Amsterdam. He also hosts a radioshow at Dutch radiostation Slam!FM, every Friday and Saturday night. more »

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Written by: Adriaan Zwan Van Der, Johannus Engelaar, Koen Groeneveld, Margareta Voermans, Nathaniel Jones, ADRIAAN ADDY ZWAN VAN DER, JAN ENGELAAR, MARGARETA GREET VOERMANS, ADDY VAN DER ZWAN, GREET MARGARETA L J VOERMANS, KOEN GROENVELD, ADDY ADRIAAN ZWAN VAN DER, JAN JOHANNES L H ENGELAAR, NATHANIEL PIERRE JONES, NATHANIEL JOSEPH JONES

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11 facts about this song

Release
DJ Jean launched the single "The Launch" on July 19, 1999, which still carries its beat and rhythm more than two decades later.
Creation
"The Launch" was styled in the genre of trance, featuring a distinct ticking of a clock, a countdown, and an energetic electronic melody.
Chart Rankings
On release, "The Launch" did well on international charts. It touched number 2 on the UK Singles Chart, number 1 on the Scottish Singles Sales Chart, and was notably popular in the Dutch and Norwegian music charts.
Best Selling Single
"The Launch" was DJ Jean's most successful single, establishing him as a significant figure in the world of electronic dance music (EDM).
Sports Special
The energetic track is often used to hype crowds at sports events, including being regularly played at Feyenoord football club’s home ground in the Netherlands.
Use in Advertising
Due to its exhilarating beat and countdown theme, "The Launch" has been used in various advertising campaigns and television identities, including the launch of Sky Digital in the UK.
Cover Versions
Over the years, several notable cover versions of "The Launch" have been made, including by Irish DJ Ian Van Dahl and UK electronic music duo Yomanda.
Remixes
A variety of remixes have been created after the release of "The Launch," with distinct interpretations in various sub-genres of EDM by different artists.
Name Confusion
While credited to DJ Jean, the song was actually written and produced by Dutch producers Addy van der Zwan and Koen Groeneveld, along with Jan Voermans. DJ Jean was the performer and the face of the track.
Re-release
In order to gain the song more traction in U.S. dance clubs, "The Launch" was reswizzled and re-released as "The Launch Relaunched" in 2008, nearly a decade after the original release.
Recognition
In 2013, "The Launch" was ranked number 48 in DJ Mag's list of "Top 100 Club Tracks."

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