From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
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He started producing music in 1997 when he teamed up with Moises Modesto to form MODU Productions. Harden's first project was a co-producer and songwriter of "The Love That I Once Knew", for Tekitha Washington-
Harden's first track was "Don't You Ever Give Up", released as Innervision feat. Melonie Daniels, produced by MODU and released in 1998 by Frankie Feliciano's label Ricanstruction. In 1999 he had two major dance hits: he sang on "U Don't Know Me", a track by Armand Van Helden that hit #2 in the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart and #1 in the UK Top 40. It is this song for which he is best known. Later in the year Harden hit #1 on the Hot Dance Music chart with "What You Need", a song credited to Powerhouse featuring Duane Harden, produced by Lenny Fontana. In 2000 he climbed to #19 with the hit "Sunshine (Dance With You)", a track credited to Infinity featuring Duane Harden, produced by John Kano.
As a songwriter, Harden has written "Believe" for Ministers De La Funk with Jocelyn Brown on vocals, "Stop Playing With My Mind" for Barbara Tucker, and "Pow Pow Pow" for Lenny Fontana with Darryl D'Bonneau on vocals, all between 1999 and 2000.
- List of number-one dance hits (United States)
- List of artists who reached number one on the US Dance chart