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Birth name Mich Hedin Hansen
Born (1968-04-09) 9 April 1968 (age 50)
Origin Denmark
Genres Pop, R&B, hip hop
Occupation(s) Record producer, songwriter
Years active 1989–present
Associated acts De Serious Cutshock
Soulpower Productions
Soulshock & Cutfather

Cutfather (born Mich Hedin Hansen; 9 April 1968) is a Danish music producer, songwriter, remixer and DJ, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Cutfather has a studio on Njalsgade, Copenhagen.


Cutfather is perhaps best known for his remix of "Return of the Mack" by Mark Morrison (1996), and the song "Superstar" released internationally by Jamelia in 2003.[1]

In 2015, "Up" performed by Olly Murs featuring Demi Lovato, written and produced alongside Daniel Davidsen and Peter Wallevik, became an international hit.[2]

Cutfather has worked with Danish producer Jonas Jeberg. Together they wrote and produced for Pussycat Dolls, Kylie Minogue, Pixie Lott, The Wanted, JLS, Jessica Mauboy, Claire Richards, and Jordin Sparks. Cutfather has previously worked with Joe Belmaati in the songwriting and production team Cutfather & Joe.[3][better source needed] As part of the Cutfather & Joe partnership, he wrote and produced for Peter Andre, Ace of Base, Westlife, Blue, Jamelia, Shayne Ward, Lee Ryan, Lemar, Blazin' Squad and Kylie Minogue. In 2004, Cutfather received a prestigious Ivor Novello songwriting award for Best Performing song, for his composition "Superstar" by Jamelia (which he also co-produced), which was the most performed song in the United Kingdom that year.[4]

Writing and producing collaborations[edit]

  • Cutfather produced, wrote and remixed songs with his former production partner Joe Belmaati, as Cutfather and Joe.
  • Cutfather was one half of the Danish producer team Soulshock & Cutfather in partnership with Carsten Schack (a.k.a. Soulshock).
  • They founded together the Danish label Soulpower Productions in 1990.[5][better source needed]
  • In 2011, Cutfather collaborated with Melanie C on the release of her fifth solo album, The Sea.
  • Cutfather regularly collaborates with many other Danish songwriters and producers, including Peter Wallevik, Daniel Heloy Davidsen, and Kasper Larsen.

X Factor in Denmark[edit]

On 24 September 2010, it was announced that Cutfather would replace Soulshock in season four of The X Factor in Denmark.[citation needed] He joined returning judge Pernille Rosendahl and former judge Thomas Blachman.[citation needed] Cutfather won in his first season with Sarah Skaalum Jørgensen.[citation needed] After completing the fifth season (his second season), Cutfather left X Factor and was replaced by Anne Linnet.[6]


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