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Sander 'Exhausted'

Dutch DJ Sander Kleinenberg was forced to cancel all his gigs after his DJing schedule lead to exhaustion. DJmag.com spoke to his manager to find out more.

Dutch DJ Sander Kleinenberg was recently forced to cancel all his gigs due to exhaustion.

Marcia Goddard from Sander's Little Mountain Recordings told DJmag.com: "At the beginning of June, he just crashed.

"After touring relentlessly for two years, flying back and forth all over the world, his body couldn't take it anymore.

"So we cancelled all his gigs in June, he gave me his laptop and phone, and he took a proper break – he's spent a lot of time on his boat, and is feeling much better."

Feeling Better

Craig Richards
Sander Kleinenberg

People think 'oh yeah, DJing is easy, it's all five star hotels and first class flights,' but having a five star hotel doesn't make a difference if you don't sleep

Sander Kleinenberg
Marcia Goddard, Little Mountain Recordings
Sander Kleinenberg
Sander Kleinenberg's fans will be pleased to learn that the DJ is feeling better, and will start playing gigs again in July.

But Marcia Goddard admitted that Sander may never fully recover from his exhaustion.

"Sander loves DJing, and wants to start touring again, but we're going to do our best to make it as hassle free and as efficient as possible," she said.

"In the past, Sander would fly from New York, to Mexico, then to Canada, then back to LA, then to Mexico, but now he can't do this."

Goddard suggested that Sander's condition should be seen as a
warning for all aspiring jocks who
are desperate to become superstar DJs.

"People think 'oh yeah, DJing is easy, it's all five star hotels and first class flights,' but having a five star hotel doesn't make a difference if you don't sleep.

"DJs work at night, and fly during the day, and that's not healthy.

"Sooner or later the schedule gets the better of you - one day your body will snap.

"Luckily for Sander, he has come through alright."

Sander Kleinenberg will play a couple of gigs in July, including his Ibiza residency at Pacha.

He'll spend the whole of the month on the island with his family.