Dante Klein is showing the world that he is a force to be reckoned with. At just 21 years age, he has shared the stage with dance music legends Hardwell, Benny Benassi, and more! Alongside the EDM legends he recently released a track with hip-hop icons Bone Thugs-n-Harmony titled “Coke and Hennessy“. We caught up with this rising star and asked him some questions about his career, his inspirations, and more!
Dante Klein: It was a very big honour to work with them!
That will be Hardwell, He accomplished a lot and I’m very glad I was able to play a couple shows together with him this summer.
The Asian crowd will jump on everything you play haha. With the European crowd you need to think more about how you build up your set.
This summer I already played a couple shows together with Hardwell so that doesn’t make me nervous anymore. But it still gives me a good adrenaline rush!
Michael Jackson 100%
My real name is Max Krul and I wanted a name that would be more international but still European. So I asked my dad for some Ideas and he came up with Dante and I added Klein to that. Klein means Little in Dutch and I’m very very very tall. So that makes it a little ironic.
To be honest it’s a big black hole I think. Nobody really knows what’s about to come next or what will be the next thing within EDM. I also don’t have a clue.
I am going to LA again in October to write some songs. After that there is Amsterdam Dance Event which is huge over here. In November I’ll be touring Asia for a couple weeks and in December doing a lot club shows in and around Europe!
It was actually very nice because I went to the Herman Brood Academy which is a school that’s focused on artists!
Yes it really does. Certain cities and countries give me different inspiration. Especially Los Angeles is a big inspirational bomb for me.
I always end my set with a mashup I made: Snavs & Fabian Mazur – “Exhale” with “Love on Me” Acapella. It really really works all the time.
Start talking to people and start networking. Together with making original music, that’s the key.
I always want to deliver a certain feeling with people. As long as that happens I’m a happy man. 🙂
Much love to Dante Klein for talking with me!
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