Dash Berlin frontman, Jeffrey Sutorius, is one of the most well known faces in trance. He has split with his successful group, which also consisted of Sebastiaan Molijn and Eelke Kalberg, who he claims, together with his booking agency, registered the name Dash Berlin as their own. According to Sutorius, this might make it impossible for him to perform as Dash Berlin. He is attempting to resolve this through his lawyers, but admits the whole incident has caused damage to his health, which is why he has been canceling shows.
He has been locked out of social accounts, which is why this is not there. His socials have been dormant since May and this would explain why. Vanderkliej Agency did not return a request for comment. Dash Berlin’s publicist did not answer further questions about upcoming gigs, how Sutorius will continue in music or if the group is permanently broken up. A spokesperson just said that Sutorious would answer questions when the summary proceedings are completed.
Read the statement below.
"Through this statement I inform you that at the end of May I severed my ties with Vanderkleij Agency, Sebastiaan Molijn and Eelke Kalberg (booker and management of Dash Berlin). The reason for ending the relationship is mismanagement in the past several years and neglecting my interests. I recently found out that Molijn and Kalberg together with Vanderkleij Agency registered the name 'Dash Berlin' in their own name. I did not realize that as such it might not be possible for me to perform under my Dash Berlin name. I requested my lawyers to put this matter before the court, so that this matter can be resolved. All this has had a negative influence on my health, and I was advised to take it easy. I would have preferred to announce this through my own social media channels. However, after ending the relationship my access to the social media accounts was blocked. I hope that all this can be settled quickly and that I can continue to perform. I love my fans and I hope they will understand."