Dash Berlin aka Jeffrey Sutorius, has had many fans wondering if he was ok recently. He unexpectedly had to cancel his ASOT Poland Classics set, along with a slew of other performances. At the time the only reason given was health. Now we are learning a great deal more about exactly what is going on with Dash Berlin.
It’s important to note here that Dash Berlin is actually 3 people. Jeff is the frontman and DJ, while Eelke Kalberg and Sebastiaan Molijn produce the records he plays. Now, Jeff has severed ties with the other 2 members and they still control the Dash Berlin name legally.
In a press release, Dash Berlin explained that as of now he is not legally able to perform under his own artist name. The reason why is that his former agency, booking agent, and manager put the trademark for Dash Berlin in their name. In addition, Dash Berlin had parted ways with the agency and management in May over mismanagement. As a result, he was locked out of Dash Berlin social media accounts and is now forced to fight for his own DJ name in court. Reportedly these issues have led to complications with his health. Now Jeff cannot perform legally under the Dash Berlin name until these issues are resolved. You can read the full statement below. Could Dash Berlin find a new frontman or will Jeff have to pick a new name? We’ll stay tuned.
“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.”