I'm an independent electronic and dance music composer from Heemskerk, the Netherlands, producing music with FL Studio 11. In 2013 i released my first album Odeceixe reunion. It contains 15 tracks varying from melodic electronic to (technical) dance music (often a mix of genres: electro, house, tech, trance). After this album i released 12 single tracks. My music is available at common download and streaming portals.
Besides producing my own beats i'm a demowriter for Tone2. Tone2 is an independent brand which develops high-end quality audio applications like ElectraX, Electra 2, Firebird, Saurus, Gladiator 2, Rayblaster, Nemesis and FX.
My love for electronic music was born about 40 years ago and will sure be influenced by all the different music styles I've heard over the past decades. My roots in Electronic Music go back to the mid seventies, when i followed the pioneers of that time. In the early eighties i owned a few synthesizers like Korg MS-20, Poly-800, Yamaha CS10, AN1X, TG55 sampler and build my own modular synthesizer system.
Equipment and software were very expensive in those days so i build some of my own gear, a modular system based on the Elektor Formant Synthesizer with the CEM chipset (3310, 3320, 3330, 3340) and some FX like delays/reverbs based on the SAD1024 chip. I spend lots of hours above the soldering iron, the 741 chip amplifier never lacked.
My favorite artists of that time were Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, Klaus Schulze, Jean Michel Jarre, Michael Garrison, Vangelis, Kitaro, Tomita, Peru ( Rob Papen ) and later music from Enya, Clannad, Enigma and other music genres. I think one of the first synthesizer sounds i can remember is the chorus of 'My friend the wind' from Demis Roussos in 1973 and who can't remember Popcorn (1972), Robert Moog, the sounds of the ARP 2600, Korg MS-20, PPG Wave and E-mu Emulator synths/samplers. I sold my CS-10 and MS-20 long ago, the only synths i still have are the Yamaha AN1X, Yamaha TG55 and my own build modular system. Besides electronic music i also like many other genres, one of my first vinyl records was 'Rock and Roll Animal' from Lou Reed, followed by albums of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, etc. I frequently played with friends (our equipment: Korg Poly-6, Lambda, Roland Juno 106, Yamaha DX7, Solina strings, samplers, sequencers, FX, etc.) all the stuff you now find as Vintage VST's.
My first encounter with Electronic Dance Music was through the Magik mix compilations from Tiesto released on Black Hole Recordings in the early 90s. So i got in touch with music of Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Johan Gielen, Delerium, ATB, Gareth Emery and many others.
Thanks for visiting,
Peace sounds good to me
Gimme more of less
The hunt for the banana salesman
Mi amor de amor loco
The voices of Nibazy
A part i
Let this move you
126 BPM G 4:23 min. Deep house
128 BPM F# 3:59 min. Trance/Electronic
128 BPM F 6:22 min. Trance
Searching for a trackname with the words: Sun, Moon and Rhythm, i discovered Nastic Movements. Nyctinasty is the Circadian rhythmic nastic movement of higher plants in response to the onset of darkness. Picture taken at Posbank, National Park 'Hoge Veluwe', Netherlands.
132 BPM A 5:26 min. Electro/House
Numbers 1701, 2609, 8105, 3 prisoners in the mix, don't know where they coming from, don't know why they are or were in prison, the only thing i know is that they are in this mix.
128 BPM G 5:10 min. Dance/Electronic/House
Track born from a few demos, i made for Tone2's Electra2 synth. The trackname came by coincidence, it should have something to do with bananas, i already had chosen the banana artwork. I remembered a funny trackname 'Drunken Mozart in the desert' at the solo album Stuntman from Edgar Froese (Tangerine Dream). So this one came up.
Picture of the banana tree taken in Rethimnon, Crete, Greece.
132 BPM C 5:05 min. Dance/Electronic
Techno dance track born from a demo, i made for Tone2 Nemesis. The Karakoram Highway, Valley of Silence (Western CWM), Khumbu icefall, seracs, carabiners, Gori Chen, Gimmigela Chuli (the twin peaks), Carstensz pyramid, the Seven Summits, K2, Eiger North face, Everest Base camp, Sherpa guides, Himalayas, to name just a few places and terms from the mountaineering world. I have read many books about mountain climbing with great admiration. Mountaineers like Ronald Naar, Edmond Öfner, Katja Staartjes, Hans van der Meulen, Wilco van Rooijen, Joe Simpson, Reinhold Messner and others took me along on their adventures as if i was there. I'm not a mountaineer myself, but I feel always happy to be there (the panoramic views, hiking and snowboarding). So, for this track i wanted a title related to mountaineering and called it 'Twin Summits', a combination of the Seven Summits and Twin Peaks like the Gimmigela Chuli, a mountain in the Himalayas with one peak in Nepal and it's subpeak (sister's peak) in India. Picture taken in Hopfgarten, Austria.
128 BPM A 4:34 min. Dance/Electronic
'Mi amor de amor loco' which means as much as 'I love the crazy love', is the title of my latest track. The main theme of this track is the ElectraX sample 'All this love' from singer, songwriter and producer Carol Hahn which i had used in one of my Tone2 demos for the Rompler soundset. 'Amor loco' (Louco Amor in Portuguese) is the name of a TV soap series (telenovela) i watched in the eighties, when i was on holiday in Odeceixe, Portugal. We used to diner every evening in a little restaurant in Praya de Odeceixe, where owner Joao cooked chicken piri piri for us on his half sawn barrel. Waiting for the food, enjoying our beers, we were having fun and watching the funny soap 'Amor Loco' on a small TV. An old sauce pan was used as an antenna. Picture taken somewhere between Petra and Anaxos, Lesbos. Greece. It is a drawing on a caravan that I found on a deserted and overgrown campsite.
128 BPM G 6:54 min. Trance with vocals of Tuvan throat singers
The voices of Nibazy is a trance track with ethnic sounds from tibet, violins and vocals of Tuvan throat singers. The art of Tuvan throat singing is a style in which one or more pitches sound simultaneously over a fundamental pitch, producing a unique sound, more information about Tuvan throat singing at Wikipedia and Alash. Alash ensemble is a trio of master throat singers (xöömeizhi) from Tuva (Tyva), a tiny republic in the heart of Central Asia. Tuva historically had nine kozhuuns (districts) named Tozhu, Salchak, Oyunnar, Khemchik, Khaasuut, Shalyk, Nibazy, Daa-van, Choodu and Beezi. The ancient art of throat singing (xöömei) developed among the nomadic herdsmen of this regions. Alash remains grounded in this tradition while expanding its musical vocabulary with new ideas from the West. Picture taken at my garden terrace, the mirror comes from Populonia, Golfo di Baratti, Toscane, Italy.
126 BPM G 5:28 min. Electronic/Deep House
The Stiltwalker is the name of this Chill/Deep House track. It's a sculpture made of paverpol. It's a gift from an artist i know that is handicapped by a rare muscle disease. Due to this disease she is'nt able to create sculptures anymore. Picture taken in Anaxos, Lesbos, Greece merged with a photo of the stiltwalker.
128 BPM D# 6:24 min. Dance/Electronic
Dance track i made from an old Saurus demo, i made for Tone2. Picture taken in Gazi, Crete, Greece.
135 BPM A 6:05 min. Dance/Electronic/Trance
I just misspelled the trackname a little, patrified in stead of petrified, turned into stone. Picture taken at the largest petrified forest park in the world in Lesbos, Greece. The age of the petrified forest is estimated at 20.000.000 years.
135 BPM C# 5:50 min. Dance/Electronic/House
128 BPM C# 6:09 min. Dance/Electronic/House
Picture made in Koutouloufari, Crete, Greece.
128 BPM C 5:39 min. Dance/Electronic/Pop
The title 'Banished Souls' i made up after visiting the former leper colony Spinalonga in the Gulf of Elounda, Crete, Greece. The island was subsequently used as a leper colony from 1903 to 1957. It is notable for being one of the last active leper colonies in Europe.
128 BPM A 6:57 min. Dance/Electronic/Hip Hop/Dubstep
This track was born after i tested the Tone2 ComplexDroids soundset for the ElectraX sampler. I combined it with some kids and other voice samples, a Hip-hop beat, some dubstep elements and used a chorus i made up in the early '80's and had always remembered. I think no explanation is necessary for the title, let the sounds of war disappear forever from this planet. Better use war money for the development of prosperity for every cosmopolitan and solving other global problems. The symbolic artwork, a sinking tank into the sea, is a combination of a sunset in Anaxos and an old tank i discovered in Gavathas at the Greek island of Lesbos.
115 BPM C 5:15 min. Electronic/Pop
Since my childhood I have been impressed by the power of nature. I live close to the sea, when it's storming you can find me at the beach with my camera into the gale force winds. Since 2001 i publish storm footage online at Stormfoto.nl.
128 BPM D# 5:38 min. Dance/Electronic/Electro
The track 14K4 was born from a demo i made for the Tone2 ElectraX sampler Chiptunes soundset. This set contains sounds of classic computer and games consoles and remembers me to the '80's (Commodore 64, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Atari ST, etc.) At the image my first ZX Spectrum with MIDI interface in the early '80's (DAW's, VST's, laptops and internet were not yet born).
130 BPM F 5:07 min. Dance/Electronic/Acid House
120 BPM A 4:52 min. Dance/Electronic/Pop
The title 'Bashir's trip' i made up after i met Bashir, a former Radio DJ and refugee from Afghanistan last year. He told me about his long journey to freedom.
122 BPM D# 5:26 min. Electronic/R&B/Hip-hop
128 BPM D# 5:34 min. Dance/Electronic/Electro/Pop
The title 'Dropstones' i made up after reading an article on a science website.
128 BPM D# 4:54 min. Dance/Electronic/Trance
Chrissi island is also called 'Donkey island'. It's a very small island in the amazing turquoise colored Libyan Sea, 15 kilometres south of Crete, Greece. I visited it a few years ago when i was composing this trancy track.
120 BPM C 4:43 min. Electronic/Pop
For me the beauty of patience is that when you have to be patient for one thing, you can put positive energy in other things. The picture i made in the Southwest of Portugal at the surfers beach of Ponta Ruiva.
130 BPM G 4:31 min. Dance/Electronic/Acid House
Besides making music and photography, one of my other passions is snowboarding. I started windsurfing at the age of 15 (and still do when the weather is tropical), snowboards were not even invented then. I started snowboarding around 12 years ago, i love to cruise the mountains and feel the freedom of this sport. Because we don't have Dutch mountains, i regularly visit the indoor slopes to snowboard with other (old) boys and girls. The oldest 'boy' i know is 74 (respect). Photo of 'me as the flying Dutchman' taken at Snowplanet by Martijn Holling.
128 BPM A# 7:06 min. Dance/Electronic/House
It's sometimes funny how a track title is born. I saw the word 'Moneverble' in a product review of a Nitro Rook snowboard. One of the features of the board was that is was not super moneverble at low speed. Cause i did'nt know the meaning of this word, i searched at Google and only found 1 hit, to the article i was just reading. I think it's rather exceptional to get just 1 hit on a Google search, so a track title was born. Still don't know the meaning of the word. I made the picture of the pow trees in Neu-Astenberg, Germany.
120 BPM D# 6:49 min. Electronic/Dream Pop
Dreamy rave track. Spume is another word for sea foam. Picture taken in IJmuiden, the Netherlands.
128 BPM D 4:19 min. Electronic/Dream Pop
Odeceixe reunion is the title track of my album with the same name. Odeceixe is a little village at the Southwest coast of the Portugese Algarve. I visited the village and the beach of Odeceixe a few times in the eighties and recently after 25 years in 2011 (my reunion with Odeceixe, still as beautifull as 25 years ago). It was there i got the idea to make music again, after a long pause of not making music at all.
Released 22-1-2015, 126 BPM G 4:23 min. Deep House, buy now
Released 22-12-2014, 128 BPM F# 3:58 min. Trance/Electronic, buy now
Released 07-11-2014, 128 BPM F 6:22 min. Trance/Electronic, buy now
Released 11-09-2014, 132 BPM A 5:26 min. Dance/Electro/House, buy now
Released 29-07-2014, 128 BPM G 5:10 min. Dance/Electronic/House, buy now
Released 05-06-2014, 132 BPM F 5:05 min. Dance/Electronic/Techno, buy now
Released 19-5-2014, 128 BPM A 4:34 min. Dance/Electronic, buy now
Released 08-04-2014, 128 BPM G 3:58 min. Vocal Trance (Tuvan throat singers), buy now
Released 08-04-2014, 128 BPM G 6:54 min. Vocal Trance (Tuvan throat singers), buy now
Released 09-03-2014, 126 BPM G 5:28 min. Electronic/Deep House, buy now
Released 06-02-2014, 128 BPM D# 6:24 min. Dance/Electronic, buy now
Released 11-12-2013, 135 BPM A 6:05 min. Dance/Electronic/Trance, buy now
Released 24-10-2013, 135 BPM C# 5:50 min. Dance/Electronic/House, buy now
Album, 15 tracks, released 25-08-2013, buy now
Track 1: Lucky numbers 128 BPM C# 6:09 min. Dance/Electronic/House
Track 2: Banished souls 128 BPM C 5:39 min. Dance/Electronic/Pop
Track 3: No war No More NO 128 BPM A 6:57 min. Dance/Electronic/Hip Hop/Dubstep
Track 4: Into the gale force winds 115 BPM C 5:15 min. Electronic/Pop
Track 5: 14K4 128 BPM D# 5:38 min. Dance/Electronic/Electro
Track 6: Trampolines 130 BPM F 5:07 min. Dance/Electronic/Acid House
Track 7: Bashir's trip 120 BPM A 4:52 min. Dance/Electronic/Pop
Track 8: Raw food junkies 122 BPM D# 5:26 min. Electronic/R&B/Hip-hop
Track 9: Dropstones 128 BPM D# 5:34 min. Dance/Electronic/Electro/Pop
Track 10: Under full sail to the Donkey Island 128 BPM D# 4:54 min. Dance/Electronic/Trance
Track 11: The beauty of patience 120 BPM C 4:43 min. Electronic/Pop
Track 12: Old boys on boards 130 BPM G 4:31 min. Dance/Electronic/Acid House
Track 13: Moneverble 128 BPM A# 7:06 min. Dance/Electronic/House
Track 14: Spume 120 BPM D# 6:49 min. Electronic/Dream Pop
Track 15: Odeceixe reunion 128 BPM D 4:19 min. Electronic/Dream Pop
Mastering is done by Kris Verex: Highwood Audio Berlin.
Preview of my latest track, soon available...
Preview of my latest track, available now...
My latest trance track: Nastic Movements is out now, listen at Soundcloud to the original mix...
3 Prisoners (in the mix), my new electro house track is soon available, listen to the premaster at Soundcloud...
My music is available on the following download, streaming and information portals.
Peace sounds good to me, Gimme more of less, Nastic Movements, 3 Prisoners, The hunt for the banana salesman, Twin Summits, Mi amor de amor loco, The Stiltwalker and A Part I are not at iPluggers yet. If you are interested in one of those tracks contact me.
22-1-2015: Latest track preview: Peace sounds good to me...