Whether it’s producing, remixing or dj’ing, Sander Kleinenberg has been building credibility on all fronts for over two decades. With twenty years of experience behind him, he’s established himself as an advocate for progress and most of all, a pivotal player on the frontier of electronic music. Starting out at merely fifteen years old, a young Sander Kleinenberg was inspired by R&B and hip-hop culture in the late eighties. These urban vibes led to him starting his own career, which in turn led to him traveling the world spreading his sound and becoming one of the scenes biggest names along the way. ...
Sander Kleinenberg began DJing at a local bar in 1987 at the age of 15, playing a variety of music including rock and dance music. After sending demos to many European record labels, Kleinenberg released his first single "Bombay" in 1993 on Belgian record label Wonka Beats under the artist name Free Frogs, a collaboration with several friends.
The next year, he released a single on German record label Superstition. In 1996, Kleinenberg released "YDW (You Do Me Wrong)" under the moniker S 'N' S on the Dutch record label Deal Records and licensed by Strictly Rhythm. His early influences included Mantronix, Shep Pettibone, and Depeche Mode. In 1999, Kleinenberg produced the first part of his thematic 4 Seasons trilogy with second part the following in 2000, both on London's FFRR label. Kleinenberg was also becoming known worldwide with the release of his track "My Lexicon",which is now often considered a genre standard of progressive house. "My Lexicon" is well known for its catchy, trancey percussive melody and atmospheric chord stabs. "My Lexicon" and "Sacred" were both given a boost in popularity by their appearance on Sasha's Global Underground 013 Ibiza album. Kleinenberg was to join the Global Underground label the following year with his Nubreed 004 release .
Sander brought a mixture of genres and styles to the table like never seen before. His love for quirky disco, psychedelia, Detroit techno, straight up soul and industrialism contributed greatly to the ever-evolving musical landscape in the ‘90s, 00’s and present.
Sander’s eclectic persona and capability to always be two steps ahead of the pack have resulted in him being an award-winning dj and producer, always searching for the perfect mix’ in his own words.
Sander’s passion for perfection has kept him away from classification, putting hours upon hours into the enrichment of his dj- and producer-skills.
Constantly twisting and shaping sounds, progressing in the studio and experimenting on an unprecedented level have brought Sander to the point where a jaw dropping list of remixes and collabs is witness with Halsey, Madonna, LANY, Daft Punk, Gwen McCrae , Jamie Cullum, Audio Bullies, Justin Timberlake, James Vincent McMorrow and many more as a few honourable mentions. Original tracks like ”My Lexicon”, ”The Fruit”, ” This Is Miami ” and house classic “Can You Feel It” have made a lasting impression on the scene. Sander’s work remain to influence the industry today, making him a continued valid player in the movement. 2019 marked a year of rejuvenation for Sander Kleinenberg as he prepared for new personal material on Spinnin records .
After years of intensive touring Sander Kleinenberg got back into the studio to deliver his debut album ' 5K ' in 2010. The first single of this album was "Remember When", featuring UK singer/songwriter Jamie Cullum.
Together with the release of the "5K" album and the "Remember When" single, Sander launched his new music label THIS IS Recordings.