Backed by his loyal legion of self-styled Dashers, Dutch DJ Jeffrey Sutorius continues to dominate the EDM global premiership with his seventh consecutive year in the Top 100 — most of them in the top twenty.
He’s been a prominent headliner for all of mega-festival brand Ultra’s global shows from Croatia to Chile via Miami and Korea. Plus he’s executed high-profile appearances at EDC, Creamfields and many more key festivals. In fact, Dash’s schedule seems to be a jet-set blur (even by the Top 100’s standards) as he breaks new ground in Asia and South America and maintains a weekly residency at Las Vegas’s high roller nightclub Marquee.
DJ activities aside, Dash Berlin productions have also played a key role in his presence this year. With his studio partners-in-vibes Kalberg & Molijn, Jeffrey has delivered some of the act’s biggest releases to date: the velvet pop cut ‘Gold’ with DBSTF, Jake Reese, Waka Flocka and DJ Whoo Kid was a head-turning twist in their repertoire and was followed by the more club-focused nod at their trance roots, ‘Without The Sun’. The unavoidable twist on Alan Walker’s massive chart-buster ‘Faded’ and an equally popular take on The Chainsmokers’ ‘New York City’ ticked the biggest of big league remix boxes, too. All of which highlight how slick the trio’s operation is as Jeffrey plays the consummate frontman and Kalberg & Molijn help to ensure the productions fit his trademark trance-infused performances. DAVE JENKINS
What have been the new frontiers for you this year?
“Doing more yoga and even more workouts, it’s all about the health for me.”
Is electronic music taken seriously enough as an art-form?
“Depends on who you ask.”
What’s the best new bit of DJ/production technology, and why?
“Roland TR-09, maybe not the best, but a lot of fun, looks like a baby 909.”
If you had to switch your style to another genre, what would it be?
As a fan, what is the top price you would pay to see yourself DJ?
“Depends on how many times I saw myself that year.”
What can be done to prevent drug-related deaths at dance music events?
“I live a drug-free life and try to inspire people to do the same. I’m high on life.”
How can we increase diversity in dance music?
“Go offline more and find inspiration in nature.”