Music from the US – Adam Lempel and the Heartbeats

Adam Lempel is a musician and composer who lives in Amsterdam via Baltimore. He plays in the bands Adam Lempel and the Heartbeats, Weekends and Winks. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2009 with a degree in philosophy and now studies classical music composition at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

The Song “Echo ” has become famous in germany as it has been used as a the background music for a lingerie advertisement


Music from the Netherlands – Tessa Rose Jackson

Tessa Rose Jackson, born in 1991, is a dutch siger-songwriter from Amsterdam. She describes her music as ‘How I feel within a week’ and released her first album ‘Songs From The Sandbox’ in 2013. Have a listen to her absolutely awesome song “(All the) King’s Horses):

Music from Germany – Dunkelbunt

Dunkelbunt, born as Ulf Lindemann in 1979 in Hamburg is a german producer, musician and DJ, who’s now living in Vienna, Austria. Listen to his nice piece “La Revedere” featuring the Amsterdam Klezmer Band:

Music from the Netherlands – Punky Donch

As inexplicable as their name, is their style: a mix of Roots/Reggae with some Caribbean flavor, Hip Hop and a pinch of Rock. Since the formation of the band in 2008, Punky Donch have released their debut album ‘Gangsta Reggae’ that features songs in both, Papiamentu and English.The singles ‘Sensimilla’ and ‘Mi Kier Bo Awe’ worked their way through the networks of fans and supporters and hit the charts in the Antilles in 2009.
That same year, Punky Donch won the European Reggae Contest as ‘Best Reggae/Roots Band Benelux’ and played at Europe’s biggest Reggae festival, the Rototom Sunsplash.