World-renowned Dutch producer and deep house virtuoso Eelke Kleijn has released his latest single, ‘Punta Cana’, on his DAYS like NIGHTS imprint today. The release falls as the second single off his impending ‘Moments Of Clarity’ project and lands in the midst of his most extensive North American tour to date with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Mexico City, San Francisco, and Burning Man this summer. With a much-anticipated Tomorrowland performance also right around the corner on July 21, the Rotterdam-based producer is in high demand on both sides of the Atlantic.
‘Punta Cana’, which took form while Eelke Kleijn was visiting the Dominican town of the same name two years ago, is centered around a pulsing kick that exemplifies his stunning ability to layer mesmerizing synth builds and subtle vocal samples atop vivid bass and percussion. Melodic, energetic and hypnotic, the result is crafted perfectly for festival and nightclub dance floors.
Eelke Kleijn: “I wrote the melody for the track while I was in Punta Cana for a gig in 2016. It sounded very different at that time, but I kept coming back to the main lead because I liked it so much. It has that sort of underground epicness that I really enjoy. The track went through multiple different versions before it turned out the way it is now. It’s been a steady end-of-the-night banger in all my sets of the last year!”
With a notable fifteen years of composing to draw upon, Eelke Kleijn has found major success on and off the dance floor in creating club tracks as well as Hollywood soundtracks. In addition to crafting releases for motion pictures like ‘Parker’, ‘The Crossing’, ‘Rush’ and ‘This Means War’, his bootleg of ‘The Hanging Tree’ from the iconic film ‘The Hunger Games’ launched the veteran producer to international stardom. While he continues to cultivate his rapidly rising DAYS like NIGHTS imprint, his emotive, complex progressive deep house signature has drawn attention from underground veterans Pete Tong, Solomun and Maceo Plex as well as fans from all around the globe.
The dust has just settled after an unforgettable weekend spent under the sun and absorbed in the music.After a successful first edition, Labyrinth Production took their concept back to Croatia for a second stunning time.The festival took place for the again on the breathtaking beaches of Omis, near Split.Camping Galeb has been confirmed as the perfect location to host this brilliant event full of art, music , food and technology on July 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th.The Backstage Access took its chance to attend the festival on Saturday 14th when this magical event was set to end with a boom.How not to fall for the relaxed atmosphere you breath at Camp Galeb? And we found the nicest crowd of party goers ever.The event takes over at 4.30pm and we just wander around taking pics of the 3 amazingly crafted stages, recording videos of us chilling in the water announcing that our interview with no other than Guy J himself is gonna take place right on the Island stage later that day.The Island stage is right on the beach, so you can just swim in the crystal clear water of the Adriatic sea while listening to your favorite dj playing.We took our time to enjoy some sun on the shore, have a refreshing croatian beer, and checking out every angle of the Camp, a jewel nested in paradisiac landscape.We rate 10/10 the organization, everything was just perfect and made it so enjoyable for us to attend the festival.Our personal highlights has been the mammoth 9 hours b2b set performed by the superstar djs Hernan Cattaneo and Guy J at the Island stage.We’ve had the chance to spend some time with them on their booth and it really made our night.Their progressive vibes blended amazingly with our festival mood, happy and peaceful.While at the main stage between the trees, you could breath a totally different yet so charming atmosphere.Dark techno vibes were blasting from Amelie Lens starting from midnight, spectacular pyros accompanied her energetic gig until Len Faki took over the stage to close the party at 4 am.
This second edition looked bigger and even better than the previous and Labyrinth Open it’s destined to grow exponentially in the next years, we highly recommend you to pay a visit! Hands down The best summer festival you could wish for.