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.