The two 23 year old friends, producer Ferdous Dehzad and singer Nick Klein met in the small city of Helmond in the South of the Netherlands. While the first got into the electronic music culture of Erol Alkan, Soulwax and Tiga, the second one was more interested in pop music artists with a unique voice (Prince, John Mayer). This unique blend attracted Disclosure, who asked the two friends to remix their single ‘Omen ft. Sam Smith’.
2015 saw Klyne introduced right out the blocks with a confident and fully formed sound. Their debut release Paralyzed delivered a masterstroke between the effortless and hook-laden production courtesy of Ferdous and a vocal pitched with such soulful warmth that its bearer, Nick Klein, came across with an undeniable quality.
While both call Eindhoven their home their families and background aren’t strictly embedded so close to home. Ferdous’ parents fled a war-torn Afghanistan in the 90’s settling as political refugees with Ferdous as an unborn child, and Nick’s Indonesian mother arrived in the Netherlands as a refugee. Unless you’re living in a major city where almost every element of 21st century culture is tangibly accessible, it’s pretty fair not to consider your hometown as the most inspiring of environments. However it’s easy to explore countless avenues of inspiration online. This outlines the very blueprint that resulted in Nick and Ferdous escaping the isolating nature of their small-town surroundings and monotonous jobs to form Klyne, drawing on the endless possibilities to shape the duo's sound and approach... that and Prince.
Their debut single – Paralyzed – amassed over 1 million Spotify streams 500k Soundcloud streams, #2 UK Spotify Viral Chart and #3 Hypemachine charts twice.