New York City based DJ/Producer Jus Jack will release ‘All Falls Down’. Together with team Maktub Music Publishing I co-wrote the topline for this uplifting house-track. Hope you like it!
Right before the most wonderful time of the year (Christmas) Zoe Red releases a sensitive, piano-driven ballad called ‘Unarmed’. The song is a result of a writing session we did almost a year earlier, it was being recorded December 2014.
Together with singer/songwriter Charlene we went to Hamburg for a full week of writing-sessions. We worked with some of Hamburgs finest songwriters and producers. It was so nice to meet all these inspiring people!
This summer Dutch soulsinger Zoe Red releases her first EP, called ‘Collecting Hearts to Built a Home’. It’s a collection of six fresh, soulfull popsongs of which four were co-written by Sjoerd.
In january 2013 Sjoerd signed a publishing deal with Dutch label/publisher Dox Rexords.
Dox Records is a musicians platform, taking care of songs, recordings and concerts. Dox is also a production company for a variety of music related projects.
Founded in 1997 by members of the band Sfeq, it intended to provide an alternative musical resource in the Dutch music industry.
The debut-release of Dutch band ‘Hello April‘ is called ‘Fall‘.
As I played the mellotron and Rhodes parts on this fresh, poppy song I couldn’t resist the urge to share!
Wanna know more about Hello April? www.helloaprilofficial.com
Last week Dutch pop-act Adlicious released their brandnew single called ‘Flavour’, a song I wrote together with Adlicious-member Jordy van Toornburg. At Friday, it immediately reached the 17th position in the Dutch iTunes charts! ‘Flavour’ is the first single the group releases after reaching the final of this years X-factor.
Check out www.adliciousworld.com for more info!
Today we spent some time at the legendary (in Holland) EP-Studio, recording some old-school, vintage-synths. This studio is loaded with rare, awesome, analog synthesizers. At this place you can also find each electric piano that’s ever been made. We recorded some keyboardparts for some of the songs we wrote lately. The songs will be finished within the next days.
Check out www.ep-service.nl for more details on the studio.
At this very moment, Clemens and I are in the middle of producing/recording an album with Dutch singer/songwriter Frank Foks. We’re recording the album in Los Angeles, under supervision of Canadian producer/guitarist Bill Bell who used to work with artists like Justin Nozuka and Jason Mraz. It’s a very exciting experience to be part of this musical process. The results are exceeding our expectations!
On the 25th of June 2009, the world lost a musical genius. Michael Jackson died at the age of 50 and left behind an amazing collection of inspiring music. As a kind of tribute, I made a remix of one of his biggest hits; Black or White. Besides uploading the remix on YouTube, it didn’t appear anywhere else, until now… (hint: don’t forget to listen to the original MJ-tracks every now and then!)