Jeffrey Sutorius has Given his Full Account of the Dash Berlin Breakup

Jeffrey Sutorius delved into detail about the Dash Berlin divide during a meeting.

Former Dash Berlin frontman Jeffrey Sutorius has followed up his first comments about the split of the group. 

Back in June, Sutorius issued an announcement declaring he had ended his business association with Vanderkleij Agency as well as Sebastiaan Molijn along with Eelke Kalberg (who create the majority of the songs for the job ). At a recent interview with DJ Mag, he revealed more details of these events. 

Sutorius recognized that in the conclusion of 2017 he started to experience lower back, shoulder and heel pains due to his touring schedule. He took 2018’s first two months away to be given a full physical after seeing restoration. He was pressured by his group to some performance in China in January, then he returned to the stage in February.

According to Sutorius, right before his operation in the 2018 edition of Ultra Music Festival his reservation agent, Erick van der Kleij, cut off all contact with his manager, Bradley Borys. “Eelke and Sebastiaan apparently supported that decision,” he explained. “From that day, my tour manager was only allowed to talk and discuss with the booking assistant, and only during Dutch business hours, from Monday to Friday from 9 to 5, which was weird seeing that I was traveling all around the world and through all time zones.”

Sutorius proceeded to explain a May phone call in which his manager expressed concern that the tour program was putting undue strain on his illness to the members and booking agent. He explained that the shouting on the opposite end of this receiver was so loud he could hear it without the speaker phone turned on. 

Sutorius said:

This was the straw that broke this camel&rsquo . I understood it was time to get action as this is simply not right. I couldn’t even accept this, and I decided to stop working with the Van der Kleij booking agency.All this occurred against the backdrop of questions regarding mismanagement. I kept running into a wall in which management and booker provedn’t open for any talks or negotiations. We planned a meeting for the 29th of May this season. On the 28th I returned from traveling and around 30th of May A State Of Trance Poland had been about the charge I missed a good deal, and I have not been around in quite some time. After my tour-manager and I came home, the management stopped the meeting as they’saw no relevance’ in having such a meeting to discuss.

Sutorius claims that a doctor then diagnosed him with burnout and called for him to take a break from touring. Shortly after he called Armin van Buuren to cancel his performance at A State Of Trance 850 Poland, his permissions had been revoked on the group’s social media accounts.

It eventually came to light that Molijn and Kalberg had registered the Dash Berlin brand in their own names back in 2011. Sutorius claims that in an ensuing court case they attempted to fine him for €100,000 on the ground that he broke contract, but to no avail.

Prior to the 2006 launch of Dash Berlin, Molijn and Kalberg produced music for such groups as Candee Jay, Venga Boys, and Alice Deejay. The latter group’s hit single”Better Off Alone” was among the first dance paths to reach mainstream success in the U.S. 

In the DJ Mag interview, Jeffrey Sutorius went into the emotional effects of his tour program greater detail about the alleged mismanagement, and his forthcoming projects. Read this in its entirety here.

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