“Infectious and effortless… groove-laden soulful masterstrokes” – Noisey
“Minimalist vibes, captivating vocals… impeccable melodies” – Pigeons & Planes
“More fire from the young Dutch duo… the boys are off to a strong start” – i-D
Singer Nick Klein and producer Ferdous Dehzad were childhood friends and grew up in a small town called Helmond in the Netherlands. Together as KLYNE, the duo make mellow electronic pop that fizzes and glitches like a sunnier counterpart to Jai Paul’s harder sound.
Klyne first caught attention with their critically-acclaimed debut EP ‘Paralyzed’ on Aesop, as well as their debut remix – a rework of Disclosure’s ‘Omen’ feat. Sam Smith (Ferdous being personally asked by the brothers and Sam) before signing to Because Music and going on to release their first two singles, ‘Don’t Stop’ & ‘Water Flow’.
Both tracks hit #1 on Hype Machine whilst garnering support from i-D, PIGEONS & PLANES, THE FADER and NOISEY, receiving airplay support from BBC R1, 1Xtra, 6 Music and Beats1 as well as Water Flow racing to over 7M streams and counting on Spotify.
These early singles also came accompanied by stunningly original videos – the ‘Don’t Stop’ video was directed by choreographer and film-maker Holly Blakey and the ‘Water Flow’ video (recently performed by the pair in a COLORS BERLIN session), directed by Thomas Ralph, shot entirely on iPhones, documented three friends on a road trip across a fractured Europe. A nod to Ferdous’ Afghani heritage and Nick’s Indonesian background, they wished to capture the continent from their unique perspectives. Their most recent lyric video ‘Sure Thing’ is another edgy, iconic concept directed by Margot Bowman based on the inner workings of the machines that record us, i.e. our phones.