Dutch Producer/DJ/Remixer Sander Kleinenberg Set To Release Debut Album June 14th
Back in November I spotlighted a new video from Dutch producer Sander Kleinenberg called "Remember When," and I still love this song all these months later. Whenever it pops up on my iPod I crank it up and add a little pep to my step. Now comes word that Kleinenberg is releasing an album, 5K, later this month and I can hardly wait.
5K is Kleinenberg's debut studio album, and is due out June 14th on his own label, This Is Recordings (via INgrooves). To help promote the album, Kleinenberg is in the midst of a North American 13-date tour, touching audiences and filling floors with his "energetic dance floor beats" and "airy sonic dreamscapes." The album was co-produced by Josh Gabriel and mixed by Kleinenberg and Steve "Dub" Jones (Chemical Brothers, UNKLE, Audio Bullys). Featuring a guests vocalists including Ryan Starr ("Chemically"), Neil Ormandy ("Closer") and Jamie Cullum ("Remember When"), 5K looks to be the dance album of the summer. From the sounds of it, the album features a cool mix of hard dance beats, 80s inspired club music and even a bit of bass & electro infused jazz. Hot Hot Hot!
Sander Kleinenberg first rose to prominence back in 2000 with the release of "My Lexicon," a hard hitting progressive house jam that earned him praise and recognition world wide. In 2001 Kleinenberg started releasing compilations annually, eventually forming his own label called Little Mountain Recordings. I first became familiar with Kleinenberg upon hearing his fire-starting remixing for the likes of Justin Timberlake, N.E.R.D., Annie Lennox, The Eurythmics, Sasha, Janet Jackson and more. Most recently, Kleinenberg has touched songs by Katy Perry ("Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"), Daft Punk ("Tron Legacy"), Dev ("Bass Down Low") and Innerpartysystem ("Not Getting Any Better"), turning some sure-fire hits into bonafied dance club bangers.
In addition to remixing and working on his own music, Kleinenberg has perfected the art of DVJing - other wise known as pairing live DJing with visuals and music. While Kleinenberg's tour has already started, it's not too late to get in on the action. Check out the remaining available club dates below and get on that! Fans should also get excited for 5K, which Kleinenberg describes as "a collage of AUDIO-biographical flavors." AMAZING! Download the Lifelike remix of "Remember When" on iTunes HERE. You can also pick up previous album singles "T.I.O.N.," "M.A.N.I.A.C.," and "R.Y.A.N.L." on iTunes HERE.
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6/16 - Orange County, CA - Sutra
6/17 - San Diego, CA - Voyeur
6/18 - Los Angeles, CA - Avalon