Klingande

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Klingande
Klingande 2014.jpg
Klingande in 2014
Background information
Birth name Cédric Steinmyller
Born (1991-11-30) 30 November 1991 (age 25)
Croix, Nord, France
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • record producer
Instruments
Years active 2012–present
Labels Klingande Music, Ultra Records
Website http://www.klingandemusic.com/
Members Cédric Steinmyller
Past members Edgar Catry

Cédric Steinmyller (born 30 November 1991),[2] best known by his stage name Klingande, is a French DJ and tropical house producer with a prominent use of the piano and the saxophone and the crocodile light of thibault le dinausore.[3] The artist's name is pronounced "Kling-an-de", which is Swedish for "chiming".

Background[edit]

Name origin[edit]

The stage name, as well as some of his songs, are in Swedish because of Steinmyller's admiration of the language. According to him, it sounds like it's being sung when it's just being spoken. With this in mind, the name was founded after a search in a Swedish dictionary.[4] Klingande is the present participle of the Swedish verb (att) klinga, which means '(to) chime' or '(to) sound'. The artist name thus means 'chiming' or 'sounding'.[5] Klingande is also inspired by Steinmyller's admiration for Swedish artists such as Avicii and Swedish House Mafia.[6]

Musical style[edit]

Steinmyller describes his music as "melodic house".[5]

Career[edit]

2012: Formation[edit]

Formed in December 2012, Klingande was originally a duo consisting of Steinmyller, and fellow Frenchman, Edgar Catry (born 1991)[7] When they were 10 years old, Catry and Steinmyller met at the Cross School, in Northern France.[8] Steinmyller was more interested in the teaching of music theory before he distinguishing himself as a DJ whereas Catry was more interested in piano in which he studied for more than four years.[8] Steinmyller had moved to London to study at Point Blank Music College for a year.[9] After returning from London to his hometown, Steinmyller had spent time with Catry before discovering their same admiration for deep house producers such as Bakermat and Nico Push. Klingande was soon formed.[8]

Steinmyller and Catry in 2013.

2013: Punga and Jubel[edit]

Klingande self-released their debut single, "Punga" which gained attention and eventually made it to the French Singles Chart, peaking at number 86, the song has also peaked at number 62 in Austria, number 59 in Germany and number 41 in Switzerland. They found international chart success with their follow-up single "Jubel" which was released on September 10, 2013. The song peaked at number 5 on the French Singles Chart and at number one in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Poland. The song was also a top five hit in Australia, France, Finland, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom and a top 10 hit in Denmark and the Netherlands.[8]

2014: Klingande goes solo[edit]

In 2014, they released a remix of Clean Bandit's "Extraordinary".[8] Edgar Catry leaves the group shortly after, prompting Steinmyller to continue using the stage name, as a solo act.[7]

2015–present: RIVA, Losing U and Somewhere New[edit]

On March 2, 2015, Steinmyller released his first single as a solo act, titled "RIVA (Restart the Game)" featuring French singer Broken Back.[9][10] It was released via Klingande Music with exclusive license to Ultra Records. An official music video was uploaded by Ultra Records' YouTube channel on 19 March 2015.[11] The song had charted in several countries including France, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Norway and Switzerland. It was also certified gold by FIMI.

In 2016, he released two singles titled "Losing U"[12] featuring Daylight and "Somewhere New"[13] featuring M-22. An official music video for "Losing U" was uploaded by Ultra Records on 11 March 2016.[14]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
FRA
[15]
AUS
[16]
AUT
[17]
BEL
[18]
DEN
[19]
FIN
[20]
GER
[21]
ITA
[22]
NLD
[23]
NOR
[24]
SWE
[25]
SWI
[26]
UK
[27]
2013 "Punga" 86 62 24 59 41 Non-album singles
"Jubel" 5 3 1 1 8 5 1 1 9 2 3 1 3
2015 "RIVA (Restart the Game)" 144 56 13 69 9 19 36 6
2016 "Losing U" 88 64
"Somewhere New"
(featuring M-22)
100
[31]
35
[32]
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Recipient Outcome Ref
2016 NRJ Music Awards Best French DJ Klingande Nominated [33]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ultra Music President On the Next Big Trend In Electronic Music". 
  2. ^ "Klingande - Jubel". Retrieved 2016-07-10. 
  3. ^ Klingande: Die neue Nummer eins in den Charts
  4. ^ Levi Haers, Interview Klingande, Levihaers.com, 12 December 2013
  5. ^ a b (in German) Erfolgsstory: Klingande, blogzimbalam.de, december 2013
  6. ^ "Klingande | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  7. ^ a b "Klingande". Partyflock (in Dutch). Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "NRJ Réunion : Hit Music Only. Radio FM, Musique en ligne, clips, videos, artistes". nrj.re. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  9. ^ a b "Klingande Bio | Klingande Career". MTV Artists. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  10. ^ "RIVA (Restart the Game) [feat. Broken Back] [Radio Edit] - Single by Klingande on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  11. ^ Ultra Music (2015-03-19), Klingande feat. Broken Back – RIVA (Restart the game) [Official Video], retrieved 2016-11-17 
  12. ^ "Losing U (feat. Daylight) - Single by Klingande on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  13. ^ "Somewhere New (feat. M-22) [Radio Edit] - Single by Klingande on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  14. ^ Ultra Music (2016-03-11), Klingande - Losing U feat. Daylight (Official Video), retrieved 2016-11-17 
  15. ^ "Discographie Klingande". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  16. ^ "Klingande - Jubel (Song)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 August 2014. [permanent dead link]
  17. ^ "Discographie Klingande". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. 
  18. ^ "Discografie Klingande". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  19. ^ "Discography Klingande". Danish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. 
  20. ^ "Diskografia Klingande". Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. 
  21. ^ "Discographie Klingande". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  22. ^ Peak positions for Klingande singles in Italy:
  23. ^ "Discografie Klingande". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  24. ^ "Diskografi Klingande". Norwegian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. [permanent dead link]
  25. ^ "Discography Klingande". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  26. ^ "Discographie Klingande". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2013-10-12. 
  27. ^ "Discographie Klingande". Official Charts Company. 
  28. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2015 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  29. ^ "Italian single certifications – Klingande" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 28 March 2014.  Select Online in the field Sezione. Enter Klingande in the field Filtra. The certification will load automatically
  30. ^ "Italian single certifications – Klingande" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 15 May 2015.  Select Online in the field Sezione. Enter Klingande in the field Filtra. The certification will load automatically
  31. ^ "Classifica settimanale WK 45" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  32. ^ "Sverigetopplistan - Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  33. ^ "Palmares NRJ DJ AWARDS 2016 - Meilleurs DJs". NRJ.fr (in French). Retrieved 2016-11-14. 

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