Exclusive: Gear up for ADE’s daytime dancefloors with Eelke Kleijn [Mix]
Don’t let Eelke Kleijn‘s affinity for DJ-ing in his socks distract from his dexterity, not only behind the decks, but in the studio. His voracious musical appetite as a multi-instrumentalist (i.e., guitar, piano, and bass) and composer have earned him tenures scoring for Hollywood films like Rush and This Means War alongside official remix sanctions for industry giants across the board—from John Legend to Pendulum.
The longtime Amsterdam Dance Event fixture is again this year rolling out his DAYS like NIGHTS party back to his home turf in the Netherlands. The synergistic party series is fashioned from his radio show, label, and podcast of the same name—which harkens back to Kleijn’s mission to equip his upbeat, “daytime” dance music with the same intrigue as an after-dark affair. In this vein, Kleijn has mixed 45-minutes of iridescent breakbeat and nu-disco to bolster his team’s October 19 showing at Transformatorhuis with Lost & Found, Rodriguez Jr., Guy J, Tensnake, and more.
“We have our own DAYS like NIGHTS x Lost & Found event again this year at Amsterdam Dance Event,” Kleijn tells Dancing Astronaut. “Like the previous years, it’s a daytime party on the Saturday and it’s the only event I’m playing this ADE. In that spirit, I wanted to create a mix that feels a bit different. Not your average night out banging club music, on the contrary, there are some more vocals, disco and breakbeat influences and the whole feels like something you would want to listen to chilling at home as much as going out partying. That’s something I always try to achieve, but I especially focused on it for this one. It’s a very fun and playful mix, and I hope you enjoy listening it as much as I did mixing it.”
01. Max Jones – Perisur (Cornelius Doctor Emotion Remix) [Duro] 02. Dino Lenny & Fiberroot – Suddenly [Correspondant] 03. VovaWave – When The Spell Is Broken [DAYS like NIGHTS] 04. Toni & Mash – Lone Wolf (Joyce Muniz Remix) [Black Diamond] 05. Eelke Kleijn feat. Ost – Lost Souls (Nicolas Masseyeff Remix) [DAYS like NIGHTS] 06. Deeparture ft. Rubenson – Rewrite [DAYS like NIGHTS] 07. Eelke Kleijn – De Orde Van De Nacht [DAYS like NIGHTS] 08. Emmanuel Jal & Nyaruach – Ti Chuong (Musumeci Supernatural Remix) [MoBlack] 09. Franz Matthews & Local Suicide – Tutan Jamon (Chaim Dub) [Eskimo] 10. Africanism produced by NaSSau – Talibé (DJ Angelo Extended Remix) [Yellow]
Photo Credit: Jos Kottmann