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Sander Kleinenberg

Vinyl has booked some of the planet's best-known spinners of late, but few are more noteworthy than Sander Kleinenberg. Over the past several years, this Dutch treat (he's from Holland) has earned plenty of acclaim -- and prompted lots of tail-shaking -- for the sort of dance-floor versatility on display throughout last year's Everybody, a wide-ranging yet consistently entertaining mélange of big-beat styles. Earlier this month, Kleinenberg returned to the well with a double-CD mix set on the Thrive imprint coyly dubbed This Is Everybody Too, and if it isn't as immediately grabby as its predecessor, it remains a compelling trek across the length and breadth of the club scene circa now. While "The Right Time" and "The Fruit," a pair of Kleinenberg's own tunes, are among the collection's weaker ditties, he's a keen judge of other people's talents, and the soundscapes he creates from their work rise, fall and undulate in enticing ways. When it comes to moods, he's a master conductor, albeit one who uses a turntable arm instead of a baton. Call it the Vinyl solution.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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