Sander Kleinenberg officially steps into the artist seat with 5K, his debut studio album out June 14, 2011 on his own label This Is Recordings (via INgrooves).
In support of his collection of elegantly entrancing electro that slides from energetic dance floor beats into airy sonic dreamscapes, he returned to North America this month for a 13-date run of live dates.
Co-produced with Josh Gabriel and mixed by Kleinenberg and Steve "Dub" Jones [Chemical Brothers, UNKLE, Audio Bullys], 5K is quite the ride.
With its opening track, "T.I.O.N." (This Is Our Night) rolling into "Chemically" featuring Ryan Starr, Kleinenberg's propulsive production morphs into an anthemic refrain that's bound to get bodies moving. Another song built for the clubs is his "attempt at being French," the 80's-inspired vocodered "R.Y.A.N.L. (Rock You All Night Long)." Then, Kleinenberg takes the listener to outer space on the warm rapture of "Closer" where Neil Ormandy's vocals reach beyond the sky. British jazz singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum, who guests on the bass-y and bouncy first single "Remember When," adds a soulful swagger to the track which sees Kleinenberg expanding even further and embracing a new vibe.
Kleinenberg established himself as an electronic music contender worldwide in 2000 with the release of the classic progressive house track, "My Lexicon." The song spread like wildfire becoming a club standard and announcing the producer's formal arrival on the scene. Becoming highly in-demand from every facet of the music biz, Kleinenberg took on a myriad of projects and solidified his status as a tastemaker. In 2001, he began releasing compilations annually and he formed his very own label, Little Mountain Recordings. Given his talents behind the decks, he also remixed tracks from the likes of Justin Timberlake, N.E.R.D., Annie Lennox, The Eurythmics, Sasha, Janet Jackson, and more.
His latest remixes includes vibrant versions of Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night," Daft Punk's "Tron Legacy," Dev's "Bass Down Low", and Innerpartysystem's "Not Getting Any Better."
6/9 - Miami, FL - Arkadia
6/10 - New York , NY - Pacha
6/11 - Calgary, AB - The Whiskey
6/13 - Las Vegas, NV - XS
6/15 - Scottsdale, AZ - Cream
6/16 - Orange County, CA - Sutra
6/17 - San Diego, CA - Voyeur
6/18 - Los Angeles, CA - Avalon