Dash Berlin have been everywhere this past year. DJ Jeffrey Sutorius, the Dutch trio’s frontman, has had one heck of a packed touring schedule with dates in Chile, Japan, Las Vegas, Paraguay, Peru, Canada and London over the last few months.
“I’ve had a lot of memorable gigs all over the planet, which makes me realise every time, what a privilege it is to be a DJ,” he tells DJ Mag.
As well as DJing, Sutorius performs another particularly important role in the three-man group, which also includes Eelke Kalberg and Sebastiaan Molijn: testing out material with audiences and relaying feedback to his studio-based colleagues.
It’s this creative relationship that’s made the trio a formidable production outfit as well as a much in-demand live act. Outside of music, the group have also been supporting an Indonesian children’s charity by donating proceeds raised from merchandise sales. Good on you, lads!
DJ style: “Emotional, energetic dance music.”
Best known for: “Dashing things up.”
Tune of 2015:
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2015: “DJ Isaac.”
What’s the most important skill a DJ should have?
“It will always be about selecting the right music at the right time, so that people can enjoy themselves on the dancefloor.”
Is the future still bright for EDM?
“Lots of creative minds out there, fantastic music is being made, the future is very bright for music in general.”
Does the constant travelling and DJ lifestyle ever take its toll on you mentally?
“I was already a bit crazy before I started DJing, so it’s hard to tell really, ha ha!”
What cause is closest to your heart?
“Thanks to my success I’ve been able to help, feed and send a lot of kids to school via the foundation that I’ve been supporting for many years now.”
Which club would you like to bring back from the dead?
“The Index in Groningen, the Netherlands.”
Why aren’t there more women in the Top 100 DJs poll?
“Good question to ask them! Come on girls!”
What do you think of DJs who use ghost producers?
“I work together with other producers all the time and I am very open about it. What others do is their decision.”