Ten years after establishing himself as one of the worlds finest producers with his hit song, My Lexicon, Sander Kleinenberg is finally releasing a proper solo LP. Hes released more than a handful of compilations over the last decade, and while 5K finds him mostly going at it alone, the 39-year-old Dutchman is still tapping the likes of Ryan Starr, Miss Montreal, and Jamie Cullum to help him add vocals to the 11-track effort.
Kleinenberg gets production assistance from Josh Gabriel of Gabriel & Desden on the set, and the Cullum-featuring lead single Remember When sounds like an assault on modern Top 40 radio waiting to happen. Opening with a propulsive bass line before dropping slinky guitar lines and lyrics about the good ol days, the track (along with the rest of 5K) is an example of how versatile Kleinenberg can be. He has acknowledged the fact that some listeners might have mixed feelings about DJs trying to write songs instead of simply providing the sonics for a Saturday night, but he insists that he had no choice and wanted to move forward.
The internal battle bothered me for a long time, and its obvious that Ive been struggling to choose sides, he said. I noticeably tried to marry the two on [5K], and in my humble opinion succeeded. He is set to give those interested in witnessing his triumph the chance on a 12-stop North American tour that kicks on June 2nd with an appearance at Nova Luna in El Paso, TX. The trek takes him as far south is Miami and even into Canada where he has stops scheduled in Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver. The journey closes out in Southern California with dates in Orange County, San Diego, and Los Angeles, and a complete list of tour dates is available below.
The official video for Remember When is also streaming below, and 5K can be pre-ordered on Amazon.com. The album officially out June 14th via Kleinenbergs own This Is Recording imprint.
01. This is Our Night
02. Chemically (Feat. Ryan Starr)
04. Closer (Feat. Ryan Star)
05. Remember When (Feat. Jamie Cullum)
06. Follow Me
07. The Journey
09. Disko Riot (Feat. Jon Fugler)
10. This Love
11. Wish I Said (Feat. Miss Montreal)
Sander Kleinenberg 2011 Tour Dates:
06/02 El Paso, TX @ Nova Luna
06/03 Toronto, ON @ This Is London
06/04 Vancouver, BC @ Ginger 62
06/05 Las Vegas, NV @ Encore Beach Club
06/09 Miami, FL @ Arkadia
06/10 New York, NY @ Pacha
06/11 Calgary, AB @ The Whiskey
06/13 Las Vegas, NV @ XS
06/15 Scottsdale, AZ @ Cream
06/16 Orange County, CA @ Sutra
06/17 San Diego, CA @ Voyuer
06/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon