Ugh. Don't y'all hate it when you're so deep into the ecstasy of dance music that you forget the name of the city you're in? Sure, you've put your hands up for Detroit plenty of times. But you're definitely not in Michigan. Maybe it's Bangkok, Hong Kong, or Lisbon? No, pookie head, "This Is Miami." And you won't fucking forget it when Sander Kleinenberg drops the beat on his 2006 multinational hit at LIV. The Dutch DJ is on a cross-country North American tour, and he'll kick it Miami Beach-style this Thursday.
Earlier this year, Kleinenberg celebrated the North American release of Sander Kleinenberg Presents 5K, an 11-track slab that serves as both a club banger and serious "artist album." Kleinenberg's intention on 5K was to "make a soundtrack for Saturday night" and "write a substantial song." Influenced heavily by jazz, early-'90s hip-hop, and synthpop, he blends elements of each, resulting in a brilliantly crafted hybrid dance record.
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Expect the Dutch master to bring his visually stimulating video element when he rolls through this Thursday. After all, the dude's a DVJing pioneer.