Digging Deeper at ADE with Eelke Kleijn

Photo © Darryl Adelaar

Born, raised and still living in Rotterdam, Eelke Kleijn looks right at home when I meet him at the Armada Store Pop-Up in the middle of a very busy ADE week. It’s Friday afternoon and he has a flurry of interviews lineup for the day.

The next day he has his DAYS like NIGHTS label showcase going on, in tandem with All Day I Dream playing the other room of the venue at the same time. Since the launch of the label, the brand has been doing tremendously well from both a musical output perspective and, of course, as a party brand for events such as these. The label, of course, has also helped boost Eelke’s own career, pushing his deep, progressive and melodic sound to more ears than ever befre.

As we begin to chat I instantly recognize how approachable, friendly and down-to-earth Eelke is. He is welcoming and it immediately feels like I am talking to someone I have known for a while.

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Eelke Kleijn THUMP Mix

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Tonight Sound Nightclub welcomes Eelke Kleijn to play for the famous Monday Night Social party in Los Angeles. Eelke Kleijn has built up an impressive discography with releases on prominent labels such as Suara, Toolroom, and EMI, with no signs of slowing down this year. With an uncanny ability for fusing deep grooves and melodies, his sound has taken him on a journey all over the world, and Los Angeles is his next stop.

Eelke Kleijn’s mix for THUMP is a great showcase of his sound, especially on his bootleg of Hanging Tree feat. Jennifer Lawrence. The mix is clearly well thought out, and throughout the course of the hour all tracks feel as if they are perfectly in place. Tonight he’ll be accompanied by Plastic Love and Anton Tumas who will both be perfect support to set up the night for Eelke. Take a listen to Eelke Kleijn’s mix for THUMP below, and RSVP for free entry to tonight’s event.

Free entry before 10:30pm w/RSVP: Eelke Kleijn at Sound Nightclub


Noir & Caitlin – “Black Arp” (Dub)
James Newton Howard & Jennifer Lawrence – “Hanging Tree” (Eelke Kleijn Bootleg)
Thankyou City – “The Kizz”
Oliver Giacomotto – “Bipolar Star”
SBTRKT ft. Ezra Koenig – “New Dorp New York” (Eelke Kleijn Club Edit)
Ane Brun – “To Let Myself Go”
Three Drives – “Greece 2000” (Oliver Weiter Remix)
Fat Sushi – “Warehouse”
Eelke Kleijn – “Universal Soul”
Tim Cullen & Made By Pete – “Full English”