He returned to Boston in 1988, moonlighting as a DJ in Boston clubs. He attended college in Boston. He quit his legal-review job in 1991 to work as a remixer under the management of Neil Petricone and X-Mix. He took up a DJ residency at the Loft, a top Boston nightclub at the time. He released his first official single, a mix of Deep Creed’s “Stay On My Mind” through Nervous Records.
“Cha Cha” was another top-ten dance hit from his first album, Old School Junkies: The Album, which was released in 1996, along with “The Funk Phenomena.” A greatest hits album appeared the next year, followed by a breakbeat album later in 1997. “U Don’t Know Me” was a number two hit on the Billboard dance chart, a number one hit in the United Kingdom, and a top 20 single on the pop charts in Australia and Canada. The song was the breakout track from his 2Future4U album, which was released stateside on Armand’s own label, Armed Records.
Van Helden released the Killing Puritans album in 2000 (also on Armed Records), which contained the hit “Koochy”. The track was based around Gary Numan‘s five times UK chart hit, “Cars“. His single “Why Can’t You Free Some Time” made it to number 34 in the UK in 2001. His New York: A Mix Odyssey album released in 2004 produced two hits: “Hear My Name“, a collaboration withSpalding Rockwell that reached number 7 on the Billboard dance chart, number 34 in the UK, and the top 40 in Australia; and “My My My“, which reached number 4 on the world internet charts, number 5 in the Belgian and Dutch charts, number 6 in Australia, number 15 in the UK, and top 30 in the world dance charts.
In 2005, he released the album Nympho, featuring the singles “Into Your Eyes”, “My My My”, “Hear My Name”, and “When the Lights Go Down”. The album reached the top 30 in Australia, and number 48 in the UK. “When The Lights Go Down” reached #52 on theARIA Chart in Australia, and was a dance and club hit.
In 2006, he re-released “My My My” featuring the British singer Tara McDonald, which reached number 12 on the UK Singles Chart and number 1 in the UK dance charts. Remixes included “Funktuary radio edit and Stonebridge remix
In 2007, Van Helden released his new album, Ghettoblaster, from which he released the singles “NYC Beat,” which reached number 22 on the UK chart, and “I Want Your Soul,” which reached number 19.
In 2008, Van Helden gained more commercial success by remixing “Inspire”, a No. 1 hit by the Japanese pop star Ayumi Hamasaki. This remix was released on the album Ayu-mi-x 6: GOLD. Also, in 2008, Van Helden released two albums, You Don’t Know Me: The Best of Armand Van Helden and a mix album titled New York: a Mix Odyssey 2.
In May 2009, Van Helden collaborated with British rapper Dizzee Rascal on his single “Bonkers“. It peaked at number one in Rascal’s native United Kingdom, where it stayed for two weeks and became Van Halden’s third chart topper in Britain.
Later in 2009, Van Helden worked with A-Trak to create “aNYway” which was released in October under the name Duck Sauce. The duo later gained chart success with the song “Barbra Streisand“, which peaked at number three in the United Kingdom and within the top ten of the charts in other European markets.
The hit “Barbra Streisand”, “The Motion” and ” You´re nasty” with Duck Sauce
Teamed up with American DJ/producer Steve Aoki to produce the song Brrrat! which featured on Godskitchen’s eclectic album.
In early 2011, Armand Van Helden stated that he has an album planned for 2013. Armand Van Helden teamed up with fellow DJ/producer A-Trak to form Duck Sauce in 2011. The duo scored hits with “Barbra Streisand” and “The Big Bad Wolf”
In 2013 released the song “Its You” with the group Duck Sauce, a hit in the dance floor throughout the world and has been nominated for the MTV Video Adwards. In October of the same year the album will “Quack” an album consisting of 12 songs of electronic music and distributed by Republic Records, a subsidiary of Universal Music In October presented two new songs, Stereo Radio with Duck Sauce and I Know A Place (feat. Spank Rock) “