Dash Berlin is a Dutch electronic music trio that started in 2007 in The Hague by Eelke Kalberg and Sebastiaan Molijn. The frontman of the group is Jeffrey Sutorius, the seventh most popular DJ in the world according to DJ Mag in 2012; Kalberg and Molijn are record producers. Kalberg and Molijn left the group in 2019.
Sutorius initially started playing drums influenced by his late father who was a drummer in a jazz band, before discovering electronic music. He worked at BPM Dance and Mid-Town Records specializing in vinyl, with both stores becoming meeting places for many established Dutch DJ’s. Molijn and Kalberg, who were deejaying as Pronti and Kalmani at the time, have credited Sutorius as a vital source of inspiration for some of their biggest records during that time.
Kalberg and Molijn have been contributing to the international dance scene for over twenty years, with award-winning and platinum-selling hits for dance acts such as Alice Deejay, Vengaboys, Candee Jay, Pronti and Kalmani and Solid Sessions. Their track “Better Off Alone” was one of the first trance records that became big in the U.S. and was later sampled by French superstar DJ David Guetta in his song “Play Hard” and one of America’s biggest rappers Wiz Khalifa in his breakthrough record “Say Yeah”. They also have been working together with DJ Sander Kleinenberg on classic tracks like “This Is Miami” and “The Fruit” and remixes for major artists such as Justin Timberlake (‘Rock Your Body’ Remix winning the award for ‘Best Remix’ at the Dance Star USA Awards), Janet Jackson, BT, Usher, N.E.R.D., Lenny Kravitz, Junkie XL, Röyksopp, Mylo and Annie Lennox.
On 18 June 2018, Sutorius announced his split from Dash Berlin while severing ties with Kalberg and Molijn, citing mismanagement and career neglect issues. Beginning October 2018, Sutorius has been producing and performing under his own name, while Dash Berlin continued as a duo. Sutorius later rejoined on 21 June 2019 while Kalberg and Molijn retired from Dash Berlin to pursue their own musical projects.