Following the release of their highly acclaimed, eponymously-titled debut album on 30th June, singer Nick Klein and producer Ferdous Dehzad – together known as Klyne – continue to assault an expectant blogoshpere and national radio alight with their sophisticated, future-proof electronic pop – with the ‘Klyne’ LP already racing to over 15M combined streams on Spotify.
With Klyne picking up heavyweight support across some of the most important platforms in music including i-D, PIGEONS & PLANES, THE FADER and NOISEY as well as receiving airplay support from BBC R1, 1Xtra, 6 Music and Beats1, Klyne’s debut album has undoubtedly been one of the most critically lauded of the year.
With recent remixes coming from some of the hottest producers in the industry right now in LXURY and Mall Grab, the duo add to a suprlative package by enlisting heavyweight don Falty DL for a dreamily futuristic, choir-infused rework – adding a new layer of sophistication to an already superlative original.
Klyne continue to associate with a select and absolutely spot-on of producers – Falty DL just serves to add to the hype Klyne are already receiving in swathes.
Singer Nick Klein and producer Ferdous Dehzad are based in Eindhoven in the Netherlands; together as KLYNE, the duo make mellow electronic pop that fizzes and glitches like a sunnier counterpart to Jai Paul’s harder sound.
Klyne first caught everyone’s attention with their critically-acclaimed debut EP ‘Paralyzed’ on Aesop, as well as their debut remix – a rework of Disclosure’s ‘Omen’ feat. Sam Smith – before signing to Because Music and going on to release their first two singles, ‘Don’t Stop’ & ‘Water Flow’. Both tracks hit the #1 spot on Hype Machine whilst garnering support from i-D, PIGEONS & PLANES, THE FADER and NOISEY as well as receiving airplay support from BBC R1, 6 Music and Beats1 as well as massively outperforming on Spotify, with ‘Water Flow’ racing to over 6 million streams and counting.
Their new single ‘Still Not Over You’ premiered with PIGEONS&PLANES and they revealed the video via DAZED&CONFUSED. Now coming with a gorgeous, lowkey remix courtesy of Mall Grab – himself already revered by Mixmag following releases on Hot Haus Recs and Hokkaido Dance Club and getting tapped up for a monthly show on Rinse FM. The track’s given a hefty dose of the Australian’s ‘mildly celestial’ take on house music to give a significantly blessed-out iteration.
Having supported Years & Years across Europe, Christine and the Queens and having made their debut trip to the US with shows in NYC and at SXSW, Klyne return to our shores to headline Pickle Factory on Monday 15 May.
Dutch duo, Klyne, have just revealed the video for their new single Closer.
“Somehow Closer captures both darkness and light, loss and hope, in one perfectly formed package. That’s where the clown idea came from and then the amazing Stefan Puxon brought him to life. I think the message here is, sometimes you just have to dance it out!” Director Jon Olav Stokke.
Klyne reveal their new single Closer, a perfectly crafted and executed slice of electronic-pop. The partnership of producer Ferdous Dehzad and singer Nick Klein prove yet again why they’re one of the most exciting acts to emerge this year. An infectious edge to the track’s staccato synth lines are topped off with singer Nick Klein’s measured soulful mastery.
The band expand on the Closer:
“Closer is about someone going to the extreme in order to reach their lifelong desire, and at the same time coping with the fear that their fate might already be decided. One of life’s greater beauties is when a person breaks free of these psychological limitations. At first it looks like naive stubbornness, and the feelings of doubt never entirely go away. But then all of a sudden you’re halfway there, and that’s when you realize it is possible to actually achieve things that are beyond your “fate”. That’s the simple story we wanted to convey with this song – that and a ridiculous topline.”
Earlier in the year Klyne introduced themselves right out the blocks with a confident and fully formed sound. Their debut single Paralyzed delivered a masterstroke between effortless and hook-laden production courtesy of Ferdous and a vocal pitched with such soulful warmth that it’s bearer, Nick Klein came across with an undeniable quality that along with new single Closer, sets the duo apart as a hugely exciting prospect for 2016.
Listen to Klyne’s remix of Disclosure’s ‘Omen’ feat. Sam Smith HERE.
Closer will be released digitally as a double a-side single with new track Waiting and as a 12” EP along with their previous single ‘Paralyzed / Entropy’.
12” EP Release:
‘Entropy’ is the second track from Klyne’s double a-side single. Inline with the soulful warmth of previous track Paralyzed, ‘Entropy’ adopts a tropical flair, a laid back and drifting summer electronic-pop song with layer’s of delicately hushed satin vocals from Nick.
Nick and Ferdous are locked up in the studio in their native Eindhoven and the followup single is expected to come later in the year.
Amidst the dreary short days and long dark nights of January, a duo going by the rather misleading one-man’s name of Nick Klein made a new track available online in form of ‘Paralyzed. A shining light of infectious, soulful warmth that washed away the shadows of winter and ushered in the first crop of exciting new artists and producers of the year ahead and quickly caught the attention of Aesop.
Based in a small village just outside of Eindhoven, Netherlands, Nick Klein turned out to be the work of two young men, the aforementioned Nick Klein delivering an undeniably hypnotic vocal and Ferdous Dehzad producing the track’s glossy electronic shimmer.
Watch the video for ‘Paralyzed’ below:
Set in an old Church in Flatbush, Brooklyn – the video for Paralyzed was directed William Smith and Lucien Follini. While both call Eindhoven their home their families and background aren’t strictly embedded so close to home. Nick’s Indonesian mother arrived in the Netherlands as a refugee and likewise, Ferdous’ parents fled a war-torn Afghanistan in the 90’s settling as political refugees in the with Ferdous as an unborn child.
Unless you’re living in a major city where almost every element of 21st century culture is tangibly accessible, it’s a pretty fair conclusion to feel that your hometown isn’t the most inspiring of environments and instead it’s easy to explore countless avenues of inspiration online. This very blueprint resulted in Nick and Ferdous escaping the isolating nature of their small-town surroundings and monotonous jobs to form Klyne, drawing on the endless possibilities that shaped the duo’s sound and approach… that and Prince.