One hour of progressive house truth from Dutch maestro Eelke Kleijn: that’s what we get to enjoy this week on Global Vibe Radio.
In anticipation of his long-awaited fourth studio album Oscillations out September 25th, Eelke Kleijn is releasing another masterpiece single titled “Woodstock” – a track that takes Kleijn’s ingenuity to a whole other level that was inspired by the Dutch beach club bearing the same name, a very special place for the Dutch DJ and producer.
“Woodstock” is part of a larger EP comprising many remixes of the original track which will be released in the weeks following the release. With Eelke shaping “Woodstock” with his own signature sound, other resident DJs of the beach club put their own spin on Eelke’s original. This resulted in two remixes by Gerd Jansen: Tent 7 Remix and the chilled out Zeeweg 94 Remix, and another interpretation by Mano Le Tough. Hernan Cattaneo and his studio partner Soundexile also remixed the track by delivering a late-night take on Kleijn’s “Woodstock”.
Three albums into a well-established yet still rapidly ascending career, Eelke Kleijn is an artist very much in his element. Success has come on his own terms, without compromise or calculatedness. In the grand scheme of things, he’s an underground artist, but one who has effortlessly made the jump into the wider world when the time and opportunity have felt right. His remixes for the likes of John Legend, Pendulum and James Newton Howard & Jennifer Lawrence are a testament to his ability to reach wider audiences without giving up on his core values.
With a background playing piano, guitar and bass and a healthy sideline in composing for film and TV, his productions are imbued with a deep sense of musicality and emotion, always engendering a strong sense of space, place and occasion. His work scoring Hollywood blockbusters like Rush, Parker and This Means War has been met with great acclaim, with plenty more on the way.
His latest artist album, Moments Of Clarity, is the apex of his work so far, blending progressive, ambient, epic breakbeat, deep house and melodic techno in perfect harmony to create an album that is as at home on the dancefloor as it is on the home stereo.
DAYS like NIGHTS is becoming an increasingly important part of what he does. Serving as a multi-faceted platform where he enjoys total creative control, it encompasses a label, a radio show and podcast and spectacular parties.
The label has mainly provided an outlet for his own creations, but has supported some of his other favourite artists along the way and will soon expand its roster to help bring through more exciting new talent. His weekly global radio show and podcast goes from strength to strength, bringing the sound of his mesmerising DJ sets to new audiences across the world. The parties combine his love of emotive dancefloor music with stunning locations to provide a truly immersive experience.
GVR Track Listing
01. Tim Green – Moho [Lost Miracles]
02. Durante & HANA – Days Pass [Anjunadeep]
03. Eelke Kleijn – The Magician [DAYS like NIGHTS]
04. Aiwaska – Medicine (Eelke Kleijn Remix] [Exploited Ghetto]
05. Armin van Buuren – Blue Fear (Eelke Kleijn Day Mix) [Armind]
06. David Hohme & Dustin Nantais feat. Sophia Urista – Storybook [DAYS like NIGHTS]
07. Dirk Sid Eno – Tamarindo [Dantze]
08. Kaz James feat. Ali Love – Stronger [Three Six Zero]
09. Let’s All Pray For This World (Maceo Plex Glitchy Remix) [Last Man]
10. Eelke Kleijn – The Hierophant [DAYS like NIGHTS]
11. Projections, Woolfy – Cruel Summer (Musumeci Wax Off Remix) [Permanent Vacation]