Keljet is the Indie-Disco collaboration between Koen Mestrum and Teun Pranger. Since as early as 2009, the Nijmegen based Dutchmen have been flooding the blogosphere with their remixes and original productions. Harvesting support by many dj’s and producers such as The Knocks, Goldroom, Zimmer and Don Diablo. Since 2016 Keljet got a lot of airplay on Dutch radiostations like 3FM and SLAM FM.
Love of a Life has the full Keljet signature: one eye fixed firmly on the dance floor, the other on the stage. The framework is electronic and supports a real song. A song complete with a lush vocal part, subtle hooks and suffused with disco fun. Teun: “Disco is happy music, we want to make people dance. Our own music makes us happy too”. And it shows in all their sparkling live performances all over the globe. To give energy is to receive energy and Keljet has tons of positive energy on offer. They got picked up by Kygo, The Knocks, Oliver Heldens, Goldroom and Zimmer, earning them a reputation as the driving force of ‘Dutch Disco’. Don Diablo, Tegan & Sara and Oliver Heldens ask for (and get) remixes, while Keljet is constantly on the lookout for vocalists who can really get into a track and sing high and free. And Keljet has already found some, as their first EP, Transatlantic, makes abundantly clear. The songs on it reflect the interplay between their hometown Nijmegen and the U.S.A. Four tracks, four different vocalists, four different styles all unified by one sound. This is genuine Keljet; it can only come from the town of Nijmegen, but you would never guess if you didn’t know.
Breda, The Netherlands