The fact that Eelke Kleijn DJs in his socks and produces in a standing position tells you exactly what you need to know about him. He never feels more at home than when he’s behind the decks, and there’s no separation between the booth, his studio or the dance floor. This natural air he brings to all facets of his music is reflected in its organic feel and has helped his creative identity shine in a crowded scene.
Four albums into a well-established yet still rapidly ascending career, Kleijn is an artist very much in his element. Success has come on his own terms, without compromise or being calculating. 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 felt right. His remixes for the likes of John Legend, Pendulum, RÜFÜS DU SOL and James Newton Howard & Jennifer Lawrence are testament to his ability to reach wider audiences without giving up on his core values. Recent success has also come in the form of ‘Transmission’, with both the original version and Joris Voorn’s remix fully living up to their potential across DJ sets, leading charts and radio stations.
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 Batman vs Superman, Rush, Parker and This Means War has been met with great acclaim, with plenty more on the way.
His own imprint, 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 world-renowned events.