Esteemed Dutch progressive house DJ/producer Eelke Kleijn is a master of mood-setting beats, emotive melodies, and soothing vocals. Releasing his first EP in 2003 and establishing his own label, Outside the Box, in 2006, Eelke built his career on a strong foundation of artist albums, including Naturally Artificial in 2007 and Untold Stories in 2010. This year Eelke climbed to new heights with Markus Schulz proudly promoting his remix of Not The Same. Instilling a bottomless atmosphere around the deeply emotional vocals by Jennifer Rene, this tune exemplifies the kind of flowing harmony Eelke is famous for.
Last year Eelke showcased more of his abilities with a beautifully dynamic take on Surrender by the UK’s Way Out West. Topped with captivating vocals, the track’s hypnotic nature is aided by Eelke’s echoing guitars and mystifying piano rolls. Truly an awe-inspiring composer, his skill is perhaps best personified by his remix of No More by Andy Moor. The experimental arpeggios and out-of-nowhere electro climax in this one show how far he’s willing to go to make his productions unique.
If you’d like to checkout more of what Eelke Kleijn’s up to, checkout his one of a kind podcast Outside The Box.