Ex-Dash Berlin frontman, Jeffrey Sutorius, finally speaks out about the split in new interview

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Ex-Dash Berlin frontman, Jeffrey Sutorius, finally speaks out about the split in new interviewDash Berlin

If nothing else, 2018 has brought to light the tremendous impact touring and spotlight can have on both mental and physical health. Longtime Dash Berlin frontman, Jeffrey Sutorius is the latest to join a stream of artists who decided they needed to step away from the intensity of touring in order to heal–away from a dizzying, demanding schedule. Physical pain accompanied mental burnout for the legendary artist, but his healing process has helped illuminate deep-seeded issues within the group and its management.

Many fans have been left wondering what was really going on behind the scenes of the Dash Berlin split–which has led Sutorius to sit down with DJ Mag in efforts to shed light on the ins and outs of his struggles and prevailing resolve over the course of the year.

According to Sutorius, as he was taking time off, he faced fierce pressure from management and Dash Berlin members Eelke Kalberg and Sebastiaan Molijn to get back on the road. In June of 2018, Sutorius announced he would be embarking on a solo project, citing “mismanagement.” He was then forced to start producing under his own name, as Kalberg, Molijn, and his management claimed official ownership of the Dash Berlin moniker.

Suturius accredits his inability to voice his concerns until now to his former partners allegedly silencing him by way of locking him out of Dash Berlin social media platforms:

I’ve always been open as who I am and how I feel. Not only as an artist but also as a human being. That is why it broke my heart when Eelke and Sebastiaan cut me off from my social media channels last June and that I could not share my feelings with the fans.

Sutorius also notes his latent understanding as to why his ex-colleagues would register the auspicious Dash Berlin masthead exclusively under their own names:

I have continuously asked questions regarding the financial matters of Dash Berlin, which are still unclear to me. All that time, I have not gotten facts nor answers. Eelke, Sebastiaan and Van der Kleij still are refusing to provide documents and information, and are forcing me to take them to court.

Ultimately, Sutorius shares he is convinced Eelke and Sebastiaan harbored ulterior motives from the very beginning of their partnership:

I believe they have never intended in sharing Dash Berlin with me. They even tried to portrayed me as an act that they invented, and that I was merely a puppet on a string that they could easily replace.

Read the full interview here.

via: DJ Mag

Ultra releases rousing official 20th anniversary recap

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Nearly six months after celebrating its landmark 20th anniversary, Ultra Miami has unveiled its exultant recap of the historic weekend surely no attendee has forgotten (at least not deliberately). The short picture boasts its seemingly endless stream of EDM hall of famers, including Tiësto, Steve Aoki, Oliver Heldens, and Dash Berlin: a mere fraction of the 2018 roster.

Inundated by glistening bikini bods, a thundering mass of pyrotechnics, and a kaleidoscopic sea of swirling artist emblems, the video may appear hyperbolic, albeit, only to those who have never had the chance to attend. The recap illustrates the round-the-clock celebratory nature of the fest, shifting from day to night with no loss of vigor, mirroring that of the perpetually enthused, perma-smile patrons. Additionally, those Ultra attendees brandish not only a full spectrum of artist memorabilia, but national flags from all ends of the universe, solidifying the festival’s overwhelming scope of attraction. Even Will Smith can be seen taking the sparkling city up on his eternal “Welcome To Miami.”

Former Dash Berlin frontman Jeffrey Sutorius announces he’s going solo

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Former Dash Berlin frontman Jeffrey Sutorius announces he’s going soloDash Berlin Jeffrey Sutorius Solo

Jeffrey Sutorius, former member of Dutch trance group Dash Berlin, has announced that he will continue performing under his own name, with his first set dates arriving in October. The statement helps bring clarity to the group’s ongoing legal battle, at least in terms of future music and touring plans. Since first announcing his split from Dash Berlin’s resident producers and agents (Eelke Kalberg, Sebastiaan Molijn, and Erick van der Kleij ) in June citing “mismanagement,” Sutorius has received support from all angles. Both fans and industry professionals alike had expressed hope that the DJ would elect to continue performing. There’s currently no word as to whether or not the DJ will be granted the ability to perform under the Dash Berlin name in the future.

When news of the split went public earlier this summer, Sutorius was reportedly suffering from health concerns. Since then, he has taken the bulk of the summer to rest and plan the next steps of his career and future. The news that the DJ plans to perform under his own name is the best-case scenario for fans of his Dash Berlin project, which spawned massive hits like “Here Tonight” and “Till The Sky Falls Down.” Sutorius stated in a press release that the events of the past year have been the catalyst for fresh ideas, with a release date for new music on the hear horizon.

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Armin van Buuren releases full Tomorrowland set from A State of Trance stage

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Armin van Buuren releases full Tomorrowland set from A State of Trance stageTomorrowland Armin Van Buuren 2018

Armin van Buuren has shared his entire Tomorrowland weekend two set from this year’s set at the A State of Trance stage. Those who missed, or daydreamers trying to relive that day in festival history can now listen through the 43 tracks, in order, of which he played. Van Buuren opened with a dedication to his son, Remy, who turned five, before dropping into his new song with Vini Vici and Alok featuring Zafrir, “United.” Powering through, the trance legend hits songs produced by himself and close collaborators in the genre space such as W&W, Vini Vici, Gareth Emery, Dash Berlin, Conrad Sewell, Shapov, Josh Cumbee, Maor Levi, Mark Sixma, Super8 & Tab, STANDERWICK, Emma Hewitt, Ben Gold, and many more.

Van Buuren’s nearly two-hour set was one of three sets he played at one of the biggest festivals in the world. The other two sets took place on Tomorrowland’s infamous main stage. If four hours from the trance radio behemoth isn’t enough, he played a seven hour trance set at Untold Festival in Romania earlier this month and shared the full stream.

Photo Credit: Marc van der Aa

Dash Berlin issues statement on social media silence, addresses management complications and legal issues

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Following the cancellation of multiple shows and a social media silence that dates back to late-May now, Dash Berlin has finally emerged from radio silence with a statement addressing the issues behind it. The Dutch group’s frontman, Jeffrey Sutorius, addressed the group’s ongoing trouble in a press release originally reported to have been sent through Berlin’s press team, The Media Nanny. Sutorius explains the chaos surrounding his management team, legal complications, and the future of Dash Berlin as we know it.

“Through this statement I inform you that at the end of May I severed my ties with Vanderkleij Agency, Sebastiaan Molijn and Eelke Kalberg (booker and management of Dash Berlin). The reason for ending the relationship is mismanagement in the past several years and neglecting my interests. I recently found out that Molijn and Kalberg together with Vanderkleij Agency registered the name ‘Dash Berlin’ in their own name. I did not realize that as such it might not be possible for me to perform under my Dash Berlin name. I requested my lawyers to put this matter before the court, so that this matter can be resolved. All this has had a negative influence on my health, and I was advised to take it easy. I would have preferred to announce this through my own social media channels. However, after ending the relationship my access to the social media accounts was blocked. I hope that all this can be settled quickly and that I can continue to perform. I love my fans and I hope they will understand.”

Previously, the message behind the major appearance cancellations was due to health-related concerns, though now it appears that the Dash Berlin project might be facing uncertainty moving forward due to legal trouble. Following a largely successful decade of touring under the Dash Berlin banner, Sutorius may no longer have the right to use the name, and Dash Berlin may have split as we know it.

Dash Berlin pulls out of Spring Awakening due to health issues

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Chicago’s premiere electronic music destination Spring Awakening had some unfortunate news this weekend as they took to Twitter to announce that Dash Berlin would no longer be performing due to undisclosed health issues.

Although in light of his absence, Spring Awakening has added Zedd to its bill.

The past year has been full of highlights for Dash Berlin, although this recent cancellation is is not the first time his health has led to canceled shows. Recently, Berlin also withdrew from the A State Of Trance lineup, also for undisclosed health issues. Still, no further issues surrounding the complications of his health have been made known. Dash Berlin has had several major releases through his career, largely shaping the spheres of progressive, trance, and big room. In 2017 alone, Berlin saw successful several single releases including “Love Out Loud, ” “Home,” and “We Don’t Belong, ” keeping himself at the forefront of the EDM scene worldwide.

Dash Berlin withdraws from A State Of Trance lineup due to health issues

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Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance 850 event will commence in Gliwice, Poland on May 31, but Dash Berlin will no longer be among those scheduled to perform at the show.

A State of Trance notified Berlin fans that the artist would no longer be appearing due to health issues in a post published on ASOT’s official Facebook page.

Armin will newly play an extended, three-hour set to compensate for Berlin’s absence. No further details have been given regarding the specifics of the health complications responsible for Berlin’s unexpected inability to play.

H/T: Your EDM

NMF Roundup: Carnage & Steve Aoki team up for ironic track, Deorro samples his son’s voice, Martin Garrix, David Guetta, and Brooks team up + more

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The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed.

Carnage teamed up with Steve Aoki and Lockdown for “Plur Genocide.” The most impressive thing about this track is that it could be a contender to beat out The Chainsmoker‘s “Selfie” as electronic music’s most annoying track.

Anjunabeats released an epic remix by Cosmic Gate for Gabriel & Dresden‘s “Only Road” featuring Sub Teal.

The Funk Hunters dropped the second track off of their upcoming album with groovy “Party Rockin.”

Dash Berlin and DBSTF teamed up for catchy progressive track featuring Josie Nelson “Save Myself.”

Bailo has created the perfect radio hit and club drop with new release “Rush” featuring M.E. Swank and Sauce.

Everyone can breathe easy because that ID that Martin Garrix, David Guetta, and Brooks have been teasing for months is finally out, and it is just as good as we thought it would be.

Chris Lake infuses a surprising drop with pulsing chords in “Turn Off The Lights.”

G-House fans can get their fix with Dustycloud’s newest release “Move.”

DJ Zinc and Chris Lorenzo fuse piercing chords with smooth beats in their VIP Mix of “Gammy Elbow.”

Mokita’s soulful new track “When I See You” is the perfect electronic pop track to unwind to after a long day at work.

There is no lack of energy in Deorro’s hardstyle release “Offspring,” which samples his own son’s voice.

Danny Avila slows it down with his remix of Marshmello and Selena Gomez’s “Wolves.”

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Dash Berlin drops off vivid, polychromatic video for ‘Love Out Loud’ club mix

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Dash Berlin recently teamed up with Arjay and Jonah for a vivacious, country-leaning crossover titled, “Love Out Loud.” Released on Armada‘s imprint, “Love Out Loud” exudes infectiously colorful vocals amongst equally striking guitar riffs.

Known for his exuberant, vibrant style Dash Berlin has now dropped off an official video for “Love Out Loud,” and it’s an expectedly colorful club mix.

As the track’s melody builds, lively scenes of cardboard cutouts come to life. Whether it’s cutouts skydiving from a plane or floating in the sky on snowboards, “Love Out Loud” exudes a passion for life — to live, and relish in experiences. With its passion in mind, there’s no wonder “Love Out Loud” has been given such a colorful visual counterpart.

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Dash Berlin reworks Pink’s major pop hit ‘What About Us’

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Big room maestro Dash Berlin is proving to be the king of crossovers as his latest rework takes on Pink’s “What About Us,” the lead single from her seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma, out earlier this year.

In a quintessential Berlin go ahead, the producer furthers Pink’s massive hit in his big room take, priming the pop number for plentiful stadiums and arenas across the world.

Originally played out at Berlin’s Ultra Mexico set earlier this month, his remix of “What About Us” was featured on Hardwell‘s the weekly radio show, Hardwell On Air. The reworking stands out amongst the energetic contemporary numbers Hardwell chose for the show, with Pink’s emotional, euphoniously-executed vocals taking center stage.

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