Dash Berlin Details
Dash Berlin is a Dutch trance music project created in 2007 by Jeffrey Sutorius, Eelke Kalberg, and Sebastiaan Molijn. The front man of the group is the DJ Jeffrey Sutorius a.k.a Dash Berlin, the 10th most popular DJ in the world according to DJ Mag in 2013. Sutorius initially started playing drums influenced by his late father who was a drummer in a jazz band, before discovering electronic music. He worked at BPM Dance and Mid-Town Records specializing in vinyl, with both stores becoming meeting places for many established Dutch DJ’s. Molijn and Kalberg, who were deejaying as Pronti & Kalmani at the time, have credited Sutorius as a vital source of inspiration for some of their biggest records during that time.
Kalberg and Molijn have been contributing to the international dance scene for over ten years, with award-winning and platinum-selling hits for dance acts such as Alice Deejay, Vengaboys, Candee Jay, Pronti & Kalmani, and Solid Sessions. Their track “Better Off Alone” was one of the first EDM/Trance records that became big in the United States and was later sampled by French superstar DJ David Guetta and one of America’s biggest rappers Wiz Khalifa in his breakthrough record “Say Yeah”.They also have been working together with DJ Sander Kleinenberg on classic tracks like “This Is Miami” and “The Fruit” and remixes for major artists such as Justin Timberlake (‘Rock Your Body’ Remix winning the award for ‘Best Remix’ at the Dance Star USA Awards), Janet Jackson, BT, Usher, N.E.R.D., Lenny Kravitz, Junkie XL, Röyksopp, Mylo, and Annie Lennox.
Dash Berlin was formed when Jeffrey Sutorius (born 8 November 1979 in The Hague, The Netherlands) and his close friends, Kalberg and Molijn teamed up in 2006. Jeffrey Sutorius was a fan of electronic music from his high school days and in his late teens worked in a record store and became a collector of vinyl trance music. Inspired by pioneering figures such as Sven Vath, Oliver Lieb and Sander Kleinenberg, Sutorius began mixing and producing his own music. He released his first record on ‘BPM Legends’ records. He started performing in the Dutch underground music scene in early ’95 and teamed up with fellow producers and close friends Kalberg and Molijn to form Dash Berlin in 2006.