Music from the Netherlands – Armin van Buuren

Armin van Buuren, born in 1976, is a dutch trance-DJ and producer. Listen to his amazing hit “This Is What It Feels Like” featuring Trevor Guthrie:


Music from the Netherlands – Bakermat

Bakermat, an alias for young Dutch producer Lodewijk Fluttert, had a quick rise. In just three months he gained a lot of views, likes and followers with his productions. He has always had an obsession with music, in many genres. From an early age the young Bakermat was into jazz and blues and discovered house music at the age of 12. By fanatically listening to every track that was posted on blogspots he had quickly built up a huge library. When he was 18, he went to the University of Utrecht to study Psychology. It was there that he discovered deep house and producing his own music.

His sets are filled with joy and happiness, and are always melodic. Saxophones, flutes, trumpets, Bakermat tries to use them frequently. The combination of these jazz instruments with deep house music is what makes Bakermat’s style unique. (from his Homepage Biography )

The song “One day ” has been in 2012 a  No.1 summer hit in the Netherlands


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 the Netherlands – Spinvis

Spinvis is a Dutch one-man project centred around Erik de Jong (born 2 February 1961, Spijkenisse). Using experimental, lo-fi music, Spinvis became an instant success in his home country, earning two gold records in the process and performing sold-out tours in both the Netherlands and Belgium. (wiki)

Here is his song “Dagen van Gras , Dagen van Stro”

Music from the Netherlands – I Am Oak

I Am Oak is the dutch band of Thijs Kuijken from Utrecht. Their nice indie folk music is very successfull and they already won several awards. Listen to their nice song “Trees and Birds and Fire”:

Music of Cape Verde – Jorge Neto

Jorge Neto (born 1964) in São Tomé and Príncipe, to a São Tomean father and Cape Verdean mother from Ponta do Sol, on the island of Santo Antão. Jorge Neto, whose voice graces Cape Verdean pop hits such as “Rosinha” and “Sem ninguém,” marked modern Cape Verdean pop music both as the leader of Netherlands-based group Livity in the early 1990s and in his subsequent solo career. He is a constant presence at various festivals held throughout the year in Cape Verde and in Cape Verdean communities abroad. He suffered a stroke (see here) in November while on an airplane from the United States to Portugal. Here is the song “Sem Ninguém”

Music from the Netherlands – Lolly Blue Jean

In 2006, a group of independent artists completed their studies at ArtEZ, Institute of the Arts in the Netherlands. Sharing a mutual passion for Music, Film, Fashion and Design, they joined forces in creating the enchanting, audiovisual world of Lolly Jane Blue.The first outing to the public was the 2007 Music Film Worms, which enjoyed international acclaim and won a hand full of prizes. A live tour with the support of Mojo Concerts followed in 2008, kicking off at Noorderslag, Groningen.

 The second Music Film White Swan was completed in the Summer of 2009. Once again, the film claimed praise and multiple awards internationally; the most recent of which was awarded by Music Video Legend Anton Corbijn and Actor / Director Rutger Hauer.(source homepage
Here is their song “White Swan ” audiovisual excelent ( in my opinion ) hope you can share ^^

Music from the Netherlands – Torre Florim

Torre Florim , lead singer from the indie rock band “De Staat ” from the Netherlands released today a cover of the Prodigys “Firestarter ” as a solo project  really a melancholic version of this song . Director of the video clip was Andres Fouchee .

and here´s the original from the Prodigy