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 his moniker, Beatchuggers. Not only did Eric Clapton give his thumbs up, 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 radio airplay 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 also under the name of Mike Polo and together with then partner Jesper Sidelmann the lounge project Out of Sight.
Beatchuggers has remixed 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 2008 he started his own record label Chuggy Traxx and since then he has been releasing underground club music since.
Michael Linde has played at some of Europe’s most prestigious clubs, and
been resident DJ at Denmarks longest running underground house club "Club V4" for the past 15 years.