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 Eelke Kleijn  Netherlands

Biography:

Born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Eelke’s story starts at the age of 17 when he
got his first job working at a music store. He spent the next 4 years there, and over
that time he built valuable production experience by spending his spare time learning
how to use the stores production equipment. Over this duration the quality of his
productions were slowly coming together, allowing him to compile and prepare his
first release.
In 2003 his first EP was ready, which was then signed and released by the new
Segment Records imprint. Although the EP was a limited pressing of only 250 copies
it still made it's way into the boxes of several major DJs including John Digweed and
Seb Fontaine. Overall reactions were great, and to this day '4.5 Billion Years' is still a
much sought after record.
In 2005, his ‘Deeper Depths EP’, also on Segment Records, got big support with
Steve Gerrard including it on his WMC promotional mix. In addition it was also
licensed to Andrew K's compilation 'Flavours.' Later that year his ‘Consequences EP’
on Noctambula Records also received good support from many including Sasha and
Hernan Cattaneo, who also charted the release.
Towards the end of 2005 Eelke forged a variety of new production partnerships by
teaming up in the studio with fellow Dutchman C-Jay and with old friend Nick
Hogendoorn. These partnerships resulted in an influx of quality releases on labels
like Tilth Music, Spinifex, Plastik Park and Cyber Records. On top of that some of his
time was also spent in the UK working on productions with Stewart Keenan of
Navigation Records.
In early 2006 Eelke joined forces with Fady Ferraye (Red Circle Music) in Lebanon,
launching their ‘Free Jerk Inlay’ project. Besides working on productions together
they are also focused delivering DJ sets under their ‘Free Jerk Inlay’ moniker,
allowing them to step outside the confines of a single person DJ set and connect with
the dance floor on another level.
So what else for Eelke? Well, he's also been involved in a variety of other projects
such as his production work with Rutger van Bostelen as as 'M.I.D.O.R.' Their
productions have received good support from several major DJs such as Tiësto, Ferry
Corsten and Marco V. Unfortunately however, in early 2006 Eelke made the difficult
decision to discontinue work with the project and decided to focus more on and own
sound, and left.
Besides his work as a producer, Eelke is also credited as being an excellent DJ! His
sets these days are as diverse as his productions, blending progressive, tech, electro
and minimal house into a very distinct and atmospheric sound. Holding down a
residency at Purple Snow events in Belgium, Eelke’s sound can be heard beyond the
borders of Holland ever more frequently. Upcoming and recent appearances include
countries such as Greece, Serbia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Russia, Romania,
Lebanon and Jordan. Eelke has also enjoyed support from many of the internet radio
stations including FriskyRadio, Proton Radio and Di.fm.

Discography – Eelke Kleijn:

Productions
- Eelke Kleijn - 8 Bit Era / Import Bride [Baroque Records, 2006]
- C-Jay & Eelke Kleijn – Hinterglem [Plastik Park, 2006]
- Eelke Kleijn - Life Passing By [Amenta, 2006]
- Eelke Kleijn - Functional Distortion [One-Shot, 2006]
- Eelke Kleijn - Lost and Confused / Reflex [Technical Rotation, 2006]
- Nick Hogendoorn & Eelke Kleijn – My Goggles [Baroque Records, 2007]
- Nick Hogendoorn & Eelke Kleijn - Monkey Puzzle / Naked is Not OK [Outside the Box Music, 2006]
- Nick Hogendoorn & Eelke Kleijn - The Rhythmshaker + Remixes [Tilth Music, 2006]
- Nick Hogendoorn & Eelke Kleijn - The Reef / Gamma Fix [Spinifex, 2006]
- Nick Hogendoorn & Eelke Kleijn - Dawn / Vixen [Arabica, 2006]
- Nick Hogendoorn & Eelke Kleijn - Dusk / User Interface [Spinifex, 2006]
- C-Jay & Eelke Kleijn feat. Michelle Chivers - Nachtangst [Cyber Records, 2006]
- C-Jay & Eelke Kleijn - Daglicht [Plastik Park, 2006]
- Kleijn & van Bostelen - Breakfast Beats [Serotonine, 2006]
- C-Jay & DJ 19 - Nethercutter [19 Box, 2006]
- Eelke Kleijn - Deeper Depths / Knowledge Breaks [Segment, 2005]
- Eelke Kleijn - Consequences / We Resist [Noctambula, 2005]
- Eelke Kleijn - First Hour EP /w Enchanted [Lost Language, 2005]
- Eelke Kleijn - 4.5 Billion Years / Knowledge Base [Segment, 2003]
Remixes
- Jeff Bennet – Front Spiral (Nick Hogendoorn & Eelke Kleijn Remix) [Kindred Sounds, 2007]
- Soda Please - Luxury (Eelke Kleijn Dub) [No Smoking Recordings, 2006]
- Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren - Light the Skies (Eelke Kleijn Remix) [Baroque Records, 2007]
- The Last Atlant - Potentialities (Eelke Kleijn Remix) [Toes in The Sand, 2006]
- Junk Science - Troll (Eelke Kleijn Remix) [Pangea, 2006]
- Mos-tek - Nothing This Day (Eelke Kleijn Remix) [Lost Language, 2006]
- Hakan Unsal - Cold Hotel (Eelke Kleijn Remix) [Tilth Music, 2006]
- Matt Rowan - Dish It Out (Eelke Kleijn Remix) [Amenta, 2006]
- Earth - Peddlefeet (Nick Hogendoorn & Eelke Kleijn Remix) [Arabica, 2006]
- Madoka - Thursday Night Hero (Eelke Kleijn Friday Morning Hangover Remix) [Noctambula, 2006]
- Seven Senses - Southern Cross (Eelke Kleijn Remix) [Remark, 2006]
- Snake Sedrick & Emze Hack - The Beginning (Nick Hogendoorn & Eelke Kleijn Remixes) [Tilth Music,
2006]
- C-Jay - Chemical Illusion (Eelke Kleijn Drum Edit) [Climax, 2006]
- Matt Black - Melancholy Rage (Eelke Kleijn Remix) [Segment, 2005]
- Michael Lanning - Tantric Progression (Eelke Kleijn Remix) [Toes in the Sand, 2005]
- Serge Devant - Always Have Tomorrow (Eelke Kleijn Remix) [Lost Language, 2005]
- Latigidi - Latigidi (Eelke Kleijn Remix) [Green Martian, 2004]



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