‘It’s been a long time since i have felt confident and strong enough to share my work with you. In many ways the electronic music scene has been in a place in which I saw myself lost.’ These are the humble words of Sander Kleinenberg, a man whose name has resonated with diverse productions and forward thinking visual DJ elements throughout his career. Following a brief period of silence from the long serving Dutch artist and THIS IS imprint head honcho, ‘Flipside’ suggests the restoration of a true national treasure for the latter part of 2012.
A devout protagonist to the abolishment of genre-boundaries and consolidation of creative integrity for the sake of business gain, the initial preview of his upcoming material set to be distributed for free shows Kleinenberg back at his more eclectic and futuristic heights. With synths cut straight from the play book of an 80′s sci-fi movie and a firm body of docile beats and pacing bass grooves to accompany, this laid back freebie is far from you everyday club banger. But with invigorating stamina and that quirky attitude that the Dutch producer’s eclectic discography has consistently collected, ‘Flipside’ reigns in as a sure signal that amid the European overhaul, creative integrity is still on the table through this promising offering from one of Holland’s more essential yet underrated assets to date.
‘Flipside’ is available now as a free download.
Laidback Luke’s Mixmash Records have certainly championed the arena of flourishing European talent throughout their sturdy global ascession. But in another apt extension of the labels delinquent energy, double-Dutch newcomers Dyro and Loopers can be found fitting the glove of new school ingenuity with their formative debut collaborative romp ‘Monster Talk’.
Where Dyro has proven as equally comfortable remixing Katy Perry as he is donning formative Electro cuts to Hardwell’s Revealed imprint, homeland peer Looper’s phenomenal breakthrough alongside Will.I.Am and Diplo threw all eyes to the uncovered talents of this strong European contender. With euphoric leads and grinding chords in full-motion, the duo prove to be the apt partnership of Holland’s integral House hallmarks without flipping the switch to the nations more predictable sound scope.
As their scattered Electro stylings transition from Daft Punk-esque interludes to full-throttle festival fuel, the consistent energy and eclectic ornamentation that overbears ‘Monster Talk’ can only be the sum of pitting two of Holland’s fiercest young talents side by side for an imprint that always plays the courteous host to such new and exciting noise.
He survived one of Dance music’s largest transitions within its modestly potted history. He then went on to champion the airwaves with a podcast similarly tailored to extending his genres wildest dreams. Now two-decades deep and still serving his studio output with the masses, enigmatic Dutch producer Ferry Corsten has managed to bottle the hysteria into his fourth artist album, ‘WKND’, in a bid to bring to port the incredible journey Electronic Dance Music’s ever-conveying contender is still trying to map. As Dan Carter found out in an exclusive chat with the longstanding European master of heartrending anthems, living for the weekend is no 9-to-5 job!