Tag: eelke kleijn

Premiere: Jan Blomqvist - Winter Roads (Extended Mix)

Berlin’s Jan Blomqvist is represents everything musically artistic from a solo artist and bandleader to all-around Producer. While he has proven to be the former through over 300 shows in Europe͛s most vibrant nightlife capitals, he validates the latter through his new, two-piece offering: ͚“Winter Roads” via Eelke Kleijn’s mint DAYS like NIGHTS. Both singles of the ͚package are as symphonic as any part of Vivaldi͛’s ͚The Four Seasons͛, starring impeccable arrangements and enchanting builds from where the tracks draw inspiration. The entire EP features thedelicate fusion of sounds that made Jan Blomqvist garner acclaim as one of the most ... Read more

Point Blank Music School Podcast By Paradoks

With support from names like Lane 8, Solee, Paco Osuna, Eelke Kleijn, Darin Epsilon, Township Rebellion, Rauschhaus, Stan Kolev, Morttagua and many more, Point Blank Music School alumni Paradoks is an upcoming 21 year old producer, born in Belgium and currently in London. Paradoks harvests his melodies from his self-taught contemporary piano background. He got influenced by both electronic scenes in Zurich and Buenos Aires, which made him discover this sound: A combination of melodic arps, strong basslines and dreamy landscapes makes his music stand out and made him sign on labels like Parquet Recordings in less than a year, ... Read more

Interview: Eelke Kleijn

Eelke Kleijn’s music stretches from stretches across the spectrum with incredibly well formed productions, remixes, as well as dynamic DJ sets around the world. The Rotterdam based artist’s potential seemingly has no bounds. With a career consistently in acceleration mode, Eelke Kleijn has released music everywhere from Sony to Eskimo Recordings to Suara. Recently, he has launched his new imprint DAYS like NIGHTS, reworkied the 2001 classic ‘Shed My Skin’ to much acclaim, while celebrating class gigs around the world including. On 22 September komm schon Alter will, once again, welcome this true ambassador of Dutch electronic music as he ... Read more

komm schon Alter Gathers Leading Ladies Of The Scene For Special Showcase Events

Ever the wiser, Amsterdam’s komm schon Alter continues to mature in sound and growth bringing a collection of the scene’s best, alongside some of its Leading Ladies, to Rotterdam’s Annabel and Utrecht’s BASIS. First up is Rotterdam! Not only will this be the first time komm schon Alter has descended onto this city, but it will also be the first time it has seen a nightlife even that is strictly and exclusively 24 and up in age. On the evening, the city’s huge stage hosts komm schon Alter resident Miss Melera will headline. Undoubtedly a crowd favorite and positive ambassador of ... Read more

DHA Mix #283 By Eelke Kleijn

A rare and singular talent, Eelke Kleijn’s music stretches from stretches from film scores to deep live shows and incredibly well formed productions. A true modern day composer, this Rotterdam based music maker’s potential seemingly has no bounds. With a career consistently in acceleration mode, Eelke Kleijn has released music everywhere from Sony to Eskimo Recordings to Suara, while scoring such film’s as Parker, The Crossing, Wrath of the Titans, and This Means War. Recently, he has launched his new imprint DAYS like NIGHTS, which features his latest EP “The Terminal” (a track which can be heard on this mix), ... Read more

Q-Factory: Amsterdam East’s ADE Gem

Nestled within the cultural melting post that is Amsterdam’s Oost neighborhood stands the industrial, multi purpose venue, Q-Factory. Reminiscent of city center attractions like Melkweg and Paradiso, Q-Factory is Amsterdam’s only other all purpose music venue, able to hold some 1300 between its two cavernous halls. From live music to underground dance, the venue’s place within the cultural landscape of Amsterdam’s most diverse neighborhood cannot be understated. A center for community, with its practice, work, and studio space, full service cafe, and upcoming hotel, Q-Factory literally breathes creativity. Now, with Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) right around the corner, the venue ... Read more

All Day I Dream Podcast By Lost Desert

Lost Desert is a destination full of mystery. Picked out of obscurity after All Day I Dream‘s Lee Burridge discovered his music trekking through the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a fast forged friendship inevitably led to the studio. This fruitful collaboration has led to a handful of 2016 ADID classics, like the exlcusive DHA premiered ‘Stand Up Right’ and the latest release, the massive ‘Lingala’. See also: Premiere: Lee Burridge and Lost Desert – Stand Up Right (Original Mix) Now, Lost Desert joins Lee Burridge in Amsterdam as All Day I Dream comes to Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) for ... Read more

Interview: Guy Mantzur

Tel Aviv based Guy Mantzur specializes in creating electronic music that defies over-simple genre classification. Drawing influences from Tech House, Techno and proper Progressive House, he creates his own distinctive musical template that has seen him establish himself as a top DJ/Producer worldwide. He is instantly recognisable through his unique hypnotic melodies and seductive grooves, both in his productions and his DJ sets. Guy’s music often tops the Beatport sales charts and is played & supported by the biggest names around the globe. Recognised as a leading light in the ever-growing Tel Aviv underground music scene, Guy Mantzur is also ... Read more

Preview: Thuishaven Wintercircus Weekender ADE

The ADE madness is right around the corner, and there is one place where that madness will become more real than anywhere else in Amsterdam. From October 16 to 18, Thuishaven will open the doors to its Wintercircus season with an intense weekender featuring some of Thuishaven’s all time favourite artists and sweet surprises.  Wintercircus is celebrating its third anniversary already as the spin-off of the hugely succesful Thuishaven concept, which offered the perfect intimate festival experience for all those in for a dance or a chill-out sessions at the end of their weekend. To set forth the tradition, the organizers came up ... Read more

Festival Report: Loveland

By: Peter Dingemanse & Berend Pilon Pictures: Hédi Ouali To this day the festival crowd at Loveland remains one of The Netherlands’ most diverse. There doesn’t seem to be a specific age or social group that dominates. From guys sporting football jerseys to die-hard ravers and hipsters, everyone seems to be here, whether they are 20 or 50 – a decent representation of society. Curious to see what had changed this year, we set out to explore the terrain. The lay-out is pretty much the same as last year, but we soon run into our first surprise. The new Rise stage ... Read more

The Missed Connections Of Electric Daisy Carnival

For those on the European continent who may not be aware, Electric Daisy Carnival is the largest electronic music festival in the US. With a history that dates back to 1997 and spinoffs from Brazil to the UK, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is nothing short of an international dance music monster. The flagship festival currently goes down in Las Vegas, Nevada (after having to move from its Southern California birthplace due to narcotics incidents) over 3 days in June. During its annual tenure, EDC turns Sin City awash with brightly coloured ravers, kandi kids, and spirit animals (yes, there’s a smattering ... Read more

Video Premiere: ‘BNA: The Series’ Episode 1

What do you get when you put a couple of household names in the Dutch scene, each with their own unique personality, in the studio together and record the result? Apparently a lot of funny and interesting video footage, and hopefully a new release as well. Meet Before.Now.After (BNA), aka Arjuna Schiks, Miss Melera, Olivier Weiter and Eelke Kleijn, four Amsterdam familiars that have decided to join forces for a DJ/producer collaboration and reach new musical highlights as a team. As of today, the first episode of ‘Before.Now.After The Series’ can be watched on YouTube. Follow the newly established DJ ... Read more

Exclusive Review: Eelke Kleijn – A Tale of Two Lovers EP

Belgian label Eskimo Recordings turns up every year with records fluctuating between genres, not having a distinctive sound attached. That gives them the freedom to experiment, so their trademark doesn’t yet lie in specific sound, but in releasing prevailing material that is quite ear catching and tasteful. Standout artists within the label are Aeroplane, Drop Out Orchestra, Tiga, Hot Toddy, Satin Jackets and finally Eelke Kleijn. Eelke’s latest EP, Lovely Sweet Devine & A Tale of Two Lovers shows a different side of the Rotterdam-born artist. You can hear the full version of A Tale of Two Lovers here first! ... Read more