kLEMENZ: resident DJ / Resident DJ, Sound designer
Dejan Klemenc aka kLEMENZ was born in 1976 and is coming from Dravograd – Slovenia. He has a profound taste for music and he is presenting various house genres all the way from deep, afro house to soulful, disco & funky house. You will hear him play also harder vibes like jackin & chicago house, tribal and all the way to deep and melodic tech house. He represents a forgotten style of house music and underground movement from late 90`s. On his live performances he combines electronic rhythms fulfilled with instrumental inserts and samples with ecstatic vocals, mixed up with trendy sounds and hits, served with a profound taste.
He learned his technically flawless performance skils from the best and you can not pass by not hearing the influence of legends such as: Frankie Knuckles, Eric Kuper, Masters at Work (Louie Vega, Kenny Dope), Todd Terry, Tony Humphries, Paolo Barbato, DJ Sneak, Dj Meme, David Morales, Hector Romero, Dj Fudge, Dj Spen, Terry Hunter, Carl Craig, Dennis Ferrer, Dimitry from Paris, Joey Negro, Danny Tenaglia, Carl Cox, Roger Sanchez, Black Coffee…and Slovenian legends Boru Ti, Umek, Mike Vale and many, many more… His favorite music genre is house, all the way from deep, afro house to soulful, disco & funky house.
The man says about himself: “Ever since I`ve first heard an underground house tune in 90`s on House FM radio, played by one of first (if not the first) house DJ in Slovenia – BORU TI, I fell in love in those rhythms and sounds. That`s why I started to put tracks together in late 90`s, with a simple mixer and two tape recorders and basic PA system on private parties, just to present music with soul closer to people, to arouse same feelings and joy, that I feel playing those tracks. There is no better feeling in a world then be connected with crowd and FEEL that same special moment together!”
As a man filled with energy, kLEMENZ is active in various activities as a co-organiser and event producer of underground zYpper events across Slovenia, and as all life experiences leave their mark on our learning curve, so does kLEMENZ constantly and persistently rises in music industry over the years.
Lately he is focused on his own production, and after the remix of Alicie Keys hit “In common “, its now time for a release of re-edited remix Will Smith`s “Gettin’ Jiggy wit It “, which he started to work on invitation of french record label “Disco Balls Records“, on which we can find tracks from Aldo Bergamasco & Antonello Ferrari, Inaky Garcia, Anthony Poteat, Max Maroto, Kenny Bizzaro, Loop Jacker, Soul Chap… This time they named the track simply “Na Na Na“, and its release is planed in September tis year!
Because reworking and re-editing tracks doesn`t express the mans whole talent, he is preparing a fresh EP under his own production from the scratch, as a promo teaser a track “My love for you “is planed for release in September at established US independent record label Next Dimension Music, where we can find tracks from established producers and djs Eddie Amador, William Rossario, Doc Link, Robb Swinga, The Stoned, and the label is supported by one and only Todd Terry. At the end of the year 2017, he is preparing a brand new project with new jazz band “Yazoo“, the release of the album is planed in 2018.
Radio is his another big passion, thats why he dedicate most of his energy to his live radio show “AfterDark House hosted by kLEMENZ “ on London (UK) stationed radio “SOUNDWAVE radio – 92,3 FM “ where he presents new releases from best house producers and labels every Wednesday.
The show is spiced up with exclusive guest sessions from famous djs around the world, with new uprising talents as well