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Birth nameCédric Steinmyller
Born (1990-05-14) 14 May 1990 (age 33)
Croix, Hauts-de-France, France
  • DJ
  • record producer
Years active2012–present

Cédric Steinmyller (French pronunciation: [sedʁik ʃtajnmilœʁ]; born 14 May 1990),[2] better known by his stage name Klingande (Swedish: [ˈklɪ̂ŋːandɛ], lit.'chiming'), is a French DJ and tropical house record producer with a prominent use of the piano and the saxophone.[3] Klingande was originally a duo, until 2014, consisting of Steinmyller and fellow Frenchman Edgar Catry (born 1990).


Name origin[edit]

The stage name, as well as some of Klingande's songs, are in Swedish because of Steinmyller's admiration of the language. According to him, it sounds like it is being sung when it is 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]


2012: Formation[edit]

Formed in December 2012, Klingande was originally a duo consisting of Steinmyller and fellow Frenchman Edgar Catry (born 1990).[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, 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 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 1 January 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 left 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 2 March 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 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: "Losing U"[12] featuring Daylight, and "Somewhere New"[13] featuring M-22 and uncredited vocals from English recording artist Jodie Connor. An official music video for "Losing U" was uploaded by Ultra Records on 11 March 2016.[14]

Klingande's 2017 single "Pumped Up", featuring uncredited vocals from Lauren "LYON" Malyon,[15] went on to chart in four countries. (The song is a reinterpretation of "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People.)

Klingande released the single "Ready for Love" with UK singer-songwriter Joe Killington and featuring French harmonica player, Greg Zlap, on 26 April 2019 via Ultra Music.[16]



Title Album details
The Album
  • Released: 15 November 2019
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Label: Ultra, Klingande Music


Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
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)
35 FIMI: Gold
2017 "Pumped Up" 82 22
FIMI: Gold
2018 "Hope for Tomorrow"
(with Autograf and Dragonette)
"Rebel Yell"
(with Krishane)
(with Broken Back)
2019 "By the River"
(with Jamie N Commons)
The Album
"Ready for Love"[37]
(with Joe Killington featuring Greg Zlap)
(with Bright Sparks)
2021 "Better Man"[39]
(featuring Rogelio Douglas Jr.)
Non-album singles
2022 "Planet In The Sky"[40]
(with Merk & Kremont featuring Mkla)
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


  1. ^ "Rebel Yell" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number 12 on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[36]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Recipient Outcome Ref
2016 NRJ Music Awards Best French DJ Klingande Nominated [41]


  1. ^ "Ultra Music President On the Next Big Trend In Electronic Music".
  2. ^ "Klingande - Jubel". Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  3. ^ Klingande: Die neue Nummer eins in den Charts
  4. ^ Levi Haers, Interview Klingande Archived 2015-07-13 at the Wayback Machine, Levihaers.com, 12 December 2013
  5. ^ a b (in German) Erfolgsstory: Klingande, blogzimbalam.de, December 2013
  6. ^ "Klingande | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Klingande". Partyflock (in Dutch). Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  8. ^ a b c d e "NRJ Réunion : Hit Music Only. Radio FM, Musique en ligne, clips, videos, artistes". nrj.re. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Klingande Bio | Klingande Career". MTV Artists. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  10. ^ "RIVA (Restart the Game) [feat. Broken Back] [Radio Edit] - Single by Klingande on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  11. ^ Ultra Music (19 March 2015), Klingande feat. Broken Back – RIVA (Restart the game) [Official Video], retrieved 17 November 2016
  12. ^ "Losing U (feat. Daylight) - Single by Klingande on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Somewhere New (feat. M-22) [Radio Edit] - Single by Klingande on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  14. ^ Ultra Music (11 March 2016), Klingande - Losing U feat. Daylight (Official Video), retrieved 17 November 2016
  15. ^ "Jaxsta".
  16. ^ "Klingande Teases New Single 'Ready For Love'". Top40-Charts.com. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  17. ^ "Discographie Klingande". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  18. ^ "Klingande - Jubel (Song)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  19. ^ "Discographie Klingande". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  20. ^ "Discografie Klingande". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  21. ^ "Discography Klingande". Danish Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  22. ^ "Diskografia Klingande". Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Archived from the original on 22 January 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  23. ^ "Discographie Klingande". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014.
  24. ^ Peak positions for Klingande singles in Italy:
  25. ^ "Discografie Klingande". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  26. ^ "Diskografi Klingande". Norwegian Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  27. ^ "Discography Klingande". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  28. ^ "Discographie Klingande". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  29. ^ "Discographie Klingande". Official Charts Company.
  30. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2015 Singles" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  31. ^ a b "Italian single certifications – Klingande" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 28 March 2014. Select "Tutti gli anni" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Klingande" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli" under "Sezione".
  32. ^ "Italian single certifications – Klingande" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 15 May 2015. Select "Tutti gli anni" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Klingande" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli" under "Sezione".
  33. ^ "Classifica settimanale WK 45" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  34. ^ "VG-lista – Klingande". VG-lista. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  35. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  36. ^ "Swedish Heatseeker Chart – 16 mars 2018". Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  37. ^ "Ready for Love (feat. Greg Zlap) - Single by Klingande & Joe Killington on Apple Music". iTunes Store. 26 April 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  38. ^ Ng, Kevin (17 September 2019). "Klingande & Bright Sparks – 'Messiah'". EDM Tunes. Archived from the original on 21 September 2019. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  39. ^ "Better Man (feat. Rogelio Douglas Jr.) - Single by Klingande on Apple Music". Apple Music. 26 March 2021. Retrieved 26 April 2021.
  40. ^ "Planet in the Sky (feat. MKLA) - Single by Klingande & Merk & Kremont on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 6 March 2022.
  41. ^ "Palmares NRJ DJ AWARDS 2016 - Meilleurs DJs". NRJ.fr (in French). Retrieved 14 November 2016.

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