Musician, Producer : Drake, Bizzey, Ronnie Flex...
Ronnie Flex | Frenna | Jonna Fraser | Fresku | Winne
Music Publisher - Head of A&R BMG Benelux
Since early childhood singer and songwriter Daimy Lotus (24) has been involved with music, singing and dance. Even at the tender age of five she could be found performing at the yearly cultural market in her home town. In 2009 she decided to pursue a career in songwriting as well.
In May 2015 she released her debut EP named ’15’ including her first single Saturday Girl and second single Cannonball which she got acknowledged for by Dutch radiostation 3FM by naming her Serious Talent. Other radiostations followed along.
For this EP she worked closely together with Martijn Konijnenburg (aka Tienus). She played at many festivals and did a Dutch tour through twenty different cities.
Now her focus is on songwriting. After writing songs and performing them for her solo project for several years, she decided to focus on writing for other artists as well. Therefore she has written with a variety of songwriters, producers and artists like Filous, Janieck, Joshua Hardy, Kameron Grae, Marlon Roudette, PollyAnna, Roxanne Emery and TV Noise. Nevertheless she is working on solo material too which will be released in the course of 2020. In the meantime, there will be songs getting released in which Daimy plays a part by either singing the song, writing it or both.
ReauBeau’s sonic journey started at the very roots of his present future bass undertakings. Due to a strong love for hiphop during his formative years, his passion spurred into the restless fiddling and fine-tuning art of conveying finer (and often ineffable) emotions through the craft of composition. His sound has emerged into a versatile blend of (future)bass and trap with a touch of euphoria.
ReauBeau's funky, hiphop influenced productions are always spot on. With shows at festivals such as Tomorrowland, Amsterdam Dance Event, Aalborg Festival, SXSW and Distortion Festival, his tracks have been supported by radio stations worldwide, including BBC Radio1 & 1XTRA (' ignition mix ', GB), SLAM FM (NL), KISS FM (DE), Diplo's Revolution Channel, Hardwell on Air and more.
Eventually evolving his music asperations into two new dimensions called CASUAL (Pop, Funk, Soul ) and DOWORK (Hiphop instrumentals ) His music has landed syncs with America’s Got Talent , Mercedes ,Lincoln,JBL, Adidas,Victoria’s Secret and he has composed for major game trailers like FIFA 20 / Need For Speed HEAT and Apex Legends.
Kyteman, Willem (de opposites), Sef, PAX the humanoid, Pete Philly, Secret Rendezvous, Lisa Lois, Rilan & The Bombardiers, The Indien, Maydien, JNTHN Stein, Grayson Capps, Michael Martin Murphy, Ableton Expert
Ali B, Lijpe, Mula B, Ismo, Ashafar, Young Ellens, Sandra Sahi
This is Rogier Bol with more than 15 years working in the music industry as marketeer/project manager setting up strategy and a release plan for singles, EPs and full length albums locally and internationally / digitally and physically.
Working for and with the majors like Universal Music and indie labels like Fully Charged and artists from Billie Eilish to Inge van Calkar across all genres. His own company Stroomlijn (Streamline in Dutch) is service label and marketing/promotion helping artist to streamline their releases and dreams.
Plasschaert started making music at a young age. In 2012, he got his first hit in the Netherlands with his song "Soldaatje", which he made with fellow rapper Mr. Polska. On 20 March 2013, Plasschaert released his first solo single, "Tankstation", which reached the 100th place in the Dutch Single Top 100
. He released his debut album De nacht is nog jong, net als wij voor altijd
on 14 November 2014.
Plasschaert then released several singles, including "Drank & Drugs
", a song made in collaboration with fellow rapper Lil' Kleine
, which achieved first place in the Single Top 100 and remained in the chart for a total of 35 weeks.
Plasschaert took part on the 16th season
of the television series Expeditie Robinson
in September 2015.
Since 2018, he has been a member of the judging panel on the television program It Takes 2
In June of that year, in collaboration with BLØF
, Plasschaert released the single "Omarm me".
On 12 July, he released a remix of the song "Wine Slow" in collaboration with Idaly, Famke Louise
In October 2018, Plasschaert launched his own clothing line in collaboration with clothing company CoolCat.
I like to refer to myself as a Music Engineer. I want to get my hands dirty with anything that has to do with producing, recording, mixing and performing music. I consider myself lucky to have learned my recording skills in an analogue recording environment where finding the right sound and enabling the best possible performance was paramount to having a successful session. Only later was I introduced to the power of DAW's and post production possibilities. I love both approaches and I'm happy operating both tape machine and DAW. On my journey of becoming a sound engineer I dedicated myself to artists that I felt connected to and inspired by and thus have also been working in the live sound sector as a Front of House Engineer.
Yannick Freytag's career has always oscillated between the field of Culture and that of Youth. Committed to these issues through initial activities in socio-cultural animation, collaborator of elected officials on youth and prevention issues in Paris, he joined the Hip Hop Citizens structure in 2002 and co-founded the Paris Hip Hop festival in 2006, one of the most important Hip Hop initiatives in France which celebrated its tenth edition in 2015. But, it will also have developed other original cultural initiatives with the foundation of a specialized bookshop-gallery in Nantes or one of the main festivals of Parisian tales of the time in 2002. He continues his commitment today by developing the actions of Hip Hop Citizens in France and abroad and as a trainer for the territorial public service.
Ralph draws his inspiration from his haitian origins. he grew up in a family animated by cinema, music and dance.
at 17, he took his first steps on stage as a dancer during an american-canadian tour of the music group, boukman eksperyans.
ralph graduated with a masters degree and after 5 years in mathematical engineering in france, ralph decided to take a professional turning point and embrace the call of music to live his dreams.
since 2012, the self-taught artist has quickly distinguished himself in the professional world of dance by becoming one of the official dancers of the artist tal, whom he accompanied for 7 years, nearly a decade
rhythmized by numerous video clips, tours, international scenes and artistic encounters.
at the same time, ralph evolved towards a career as a background dancer for tal as well as for other artists (stromaé, julien doré, dadju…)
this path led him to develop his skills as a songwriter. (tal le temp qu’il faut‘, ‘are we awake’...)
since 2015, ralph has been teaching and transmitting his unique groove universe (tinted with all his musical influences from afro, street jazz, pop and his inspiration such as michael and janet jackson) through his dance classes in paris. (lax studio, harmonic studio…)
as an educational coach, he takes pleasure in ensuring that his courses are a moment of sharing and conviviality that help develop his students. ralph is currently continuing his musical evolution by combining new singing, dancing and comedy in his new projects.
Pierre-Antoine Grison aka Krazy Baldhead is a French musician and producer, based in the Paris region. A Live user since 2003, he has released several albums on Ed Banger Records as Krazy Baldhead. It offers a full range of services around Live: training, advice, design of tailor-made devices. He created several MIDI controllers dedicated to Live: State Of The Loop and open·control.
Keyboardist by training, Pierre-Antoine learned classical music from an early age; he also practiced jazz and Indian music. His musical repertoire ranges from hip-hop to electro, including house and African music. He has performed all over the world in various musical projects.
Live is Pierre-Antoine's favorite tool, both on stage and in the studio.
Thanks to his various experiences and his training as an engineer, he offers a full range of solutions for the performing arts, from training to the design of sets, from advice to the creation of Max for Live patches or custom-made equipment.
Pierre-Antoine has designed dedicated and personalized solutions for artists like -M-, Jacques, Rone, Phoenix and Thérapie Taxi.
It offers individual or group lessons, face-to-face or remotely, Live and Push demos, and shares its expertise through its consulting activities.
Noah is one of the most recognized music marketeers and data analysts of The Netherlands. Working as consultant for numerous artists and labels, Noah is one of the figures of the field that cannot be missed out.
Therry M.L. is a French multiplatinum music producer, songwriter and artist. Discovered by David Guetta's management team, Therry wrote some of the biggest
urban pop hits of the last decade in France with his producer duet LNT. He is now embarking on a solo journey, working on his own artist project "Johsef" and using his A&R skills to help artists define their sound and vision.
Main music collaborations
Céline Dion , David Guetta, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Wyclef Jean, Soprano , TAL, Zaho, Grand Corps Malade, Hippocampe fou, Ralph Beaubrun, Olivier Dion...
Noah Avery is a singer, song writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He studied vocals at the Herman Brood Academy, and now writes for different artists. He thinks stories are the most important part of a song and the instrumental should be a perfect fit.
Noah has worked with artists such as: Wulf, De Hofnar, Miss Montreal, Thomas Nan, George Holliday, Collin Jax and Robbie Mendez.
Misha vd Winkel
Dj, Producer, Songwriter en mede oprichter van het platform en muzieklabel INI Movement.
Van de 1e Noahs Ark club tour samen met Jiggy Dje door Nederland of samen met Pete Philly & Perquisite de wereld rond tourend, naar het produceren voor een grote verscheidenheid aan artiesten en genres.
Het nummer Walking on Fire samen met Rilan & The Bombardiers is te bewonderen in meerdere Amerikaanse Series als Shooter en Shut Eye.
Heeft les gegeven op de Rockacademie en de Nederlandse popacademie.
Luwten, Kim Janssen, Blaudzun, Bartek, Kapok, Broken Brass Ensemble, BOT, Ode to the
Quiet, the Kyteman Orchestra.
Coming from a family of artists, Kahina had the chance, from an early age, to be immersed in this privileged environment. At the age of 8, she began the piano at the National Regional Conservatory of her city and, throughout her schooling, joined classes offering students the opportunity to follow school programs as well as reinforced artistic education, the expected extension of which is the Professional orientation.
With a General Literary Baccalaureate in hand, she studied Modern Literature at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, but she quickly understood that she felt more at ease and above all more useful, behind the scenes than on the front of the stage.
Already perceiving, within his family, the problems with which artists and actors in the cultural sector are confronted in administrative and relational management; these difficulties that hinder them in the accomplishment of their artistic and creative work, the idea of offering services to artists is gaining ground.
She then joined a renowned school of communication and press officer in Paris, after which she worked for 5 years at Radio FG as a relationship manager with international resident artists.
After a two-year stay in London, in 2009 she joined David Guetta's team, where she is the administrator of many companies.
At the same time, she takes care of organizing all his professional and artistic meetings, organizes writing workshops, accompanies him in the studio, thus assisting in the genesis of many worldwide successes.
Kahina acquired international expertise in the development of artistic careers, in the management of production and publishing companies specializing in music.
During her 12 years spent alongside David Guetta and through her many encounters, she will find that the musical field is not the only one concerned but that other sectors are just as affected by the difficulty of collaborating with reliable people. , serious and trustworthy.
Aware that digital has considerably transformed culture and in particular music with streaming, and fully determined to help all these artists find themselves in the jungle of these new codes, both administrative and digital, in 2021, she decided to create Kahin@ gency a structure in harmony with an evolving and ambitious context, but responsible, at the height of its convictions.
Marieke McKenna (London, 1994) is the founder of independent record label Mink Records, artist manager (Jeangu Macrooy, Torii), creative director and A&R scout. Mink Records is a relatively young yet wave-making record label, being the supporting force behind the (inter)national success of some of The Netherlands' most exciting upcoming alternative artists, like Pitou, The Visual, Torii and The Mighty Breaks. The label is known to help push artists with a non-mainstream sound and get them attention through careful business accumen, without making creative concessions. In 2019 Marieke founded a joint venture 'Mink Music Publishing', together with Cloud 9 Publishing, creating opportunities in publishing and sync for upcoming artists. She's a regular guest speaker at educational institutions like The Abbey Road Institute, Codarts and the Conservatory of Amsterdam, and appears on panels at conferences such as Eurosonic, The Great Escape and VNPF. She is also a keen music collector and researcher, and regularly DJs at events.
Malik Berrabah is owner of Wisseloord and founder of the Wisseloord Academy. His track record as a songwriter, composer, arranger and producer is rich of countless national and international records in various genres. He has contributed to the production of numerous albums, singles, television programs, etc., and regularly advises the Majors in a neutral way on the level of new musical projects in development. Malik is also Adviseur of the Amsterdam Fonds Voor de Kunst the organisation providing state grants to the main cultural projects of the dutch capital. His love for sharing with growing talents leads him, when his schedule allows, to participate as a jury for international conservatory exams.
Since the beginning of his career 25 years ago, Malik has decided to do all his musical work under various pseudonyms in order to keep his career detached from any stylistic labels, to keep his creative freedom and to stay away from the ego games of the music industry.
Mahaut Dufour Lamanthe
Mahaut Dufour Lamanthe started out in the music industry in 2016, looking to work alongside artists. She soon founded Loom, offering management services for artists (Sika Deva, BlackDoe, Tices). A champion of diverse, ambitious projects (English-speaking rappers, producers, an album with K-pop acts), she has all the key tools for creating successful projects. Her next step was evident: embark on freelance project management assignments for independent record labels and studio complexes. She also advocates change for women in the music industry, working actively with the Change de Disque initiative and being part of the 2022 MEWEM promotion.
Directeur of LA PLACE HIP HOP and head programmeur of the festival PARIS HIPHOP
Jim van Kooten
As head of program at venue De Vorstin in Hilversum, Jim is always closely involved with the live music world. He works with upcoming talent as well as the big international names. He developed the upcoming talent platform 'Patat Met', a monthly live platform to showcase the best new and upcoming artist from The Netherlands. Besides working as a promoter, Jim is also co-founder of the booking agency 'Atlas Agency', a company that books tours for in the BeNeLux for Americana/Roots artists from mostly the USA and UK.
Common Linnets, De Dijk, Acda de Munnik, Blof, Go back to the Zoo, etc...
Snelle, Famke Louise, Kimono, Young Ellens, Henkie T, Defano Holwin, The Cool Quest
Akon, KRS One, Young Thug, David Guetta, Ilse DeLange, Jett Rebell, Kensington…
Producer, Topliner (Aya Nakamura, Oboy, Kimberose…)
Erik van der horst
EV Acoustics, Studio builder, Chris Brown, Nielson, Pat Leonard, Maher Zain, ALAIN CLARK,
Mixing engineer : The Voice, Soul & Noamle, Supa Dupa, NAVY, Nelson Dialect, Leelo, MAJAN, Kilian & Jo
Artist, author, composer, Chrystelle graduated in Music Business from Berklee College of Music, and from Paris Dauphine PSL and specialized in the development strategy of artists. Marie-Madeleine from the musical "Jésus" by Pascal Obispo in 2018, she released a first album with her group Hushh in 2015 financed by Internet users on My Major Company (€100,000 collected in crowdfunding). She currently serves artists at the Guild of Music Artists, the artist services agency Kahin@gency, and Groover while working on her artist project.
Cato Van Dijk
Cato van Dijck has been active in the music industry from a very young age, growing up in a musical family and playing her first shows from the age of 9. Since 2013 she has been the the front woman and personification of the band MY BABY conquering stages all over the world such as Glastonbury, Pinkpop, Sziget and Lowlands. Cato has a remarkable voice and style and takes her inspiration from seventies funk like Sly & the Family Stone, to the electronic alternative pop of Little Dragon. MY BABY have been praised for their unique sound and approach and Cato is interested in sharing her experiences as a touring musician, a songwriter and likes to help you finding your own style and voice.
Brynja Mary is a Singer and a Songwriter and a performing artist, She’s been singing and dancing since She can remember and started writing songs from a very Young age. There’s nothing She loves more than writing personal storytelling songs and getting up on stage to perform them.
When She was 13 She was in a Danish tv show called “En sang Fra hjertet” and recorded a song with one of Denmark’s biggest producers, and at 14 She signed her first publishing deal. Then when She just turned 16 She competed in the Icelandic national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with an original song that She had written at the age of 14.
She’s been working with people all over the world in Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Los Angeles, London, Canada, Spain and the Netherlands and in February 2021 She signed a record deal with Universal music group as a duo with her sister (sara Victoria) called EYJAA, their first single (Dont forget about me) charted as nr 3 on Denmarks airplay chart top 100 for over 16 weeks and it became the song of the week in Denmark and along with their second single (The Wrecking Crew) that got 4th place on the airplay chart top 100.
And their 3rd single (Ultraviolet) did also very well and ended up getting 3rd place on the Icelandic radio for most popular played songs of the month in April 2022.
She’s always loved performing and it’s one of her favorite things to do besides writing. She’s performed a lot, in LA and spain and on live television for the Eurovision Song Contest national final and performed support shows as her duo EYJAA and a few festivals in the summer of 2022, She also studied herself at the Wisseloord academy from 2020 - 2021 and after that She’s been studying professional dance and performing in Copenhagen and Los Angeles.
BEN VEDREN (Reduce Records)
Singular character of today’s music scene, Ben Vedren’s work is well-recognized and highly acclaimed through his production & LIVE/DJ performances around the world.
He is co-founder of Reduce Records and has been a permanent resident of the infamous club CONCRETE in Paris.
Ben has an impressive production catalog, including releases on PERLON (VillaH2H, a collaboration alongside Ricardo Villalobos & Chez Damier), Minibar, BALANCE, Concrete Music, Prospector, Eklo, 240 volts, Djebali, among others. He won a Beatport remix contest, releasing on PLANET E records his brilliant remix of the classic Carl Craig track «Bug in the BassBin». His remix of Dani Siciliano « I’m the question » on Circus Company has been strongly supported, it’s now a classic track to be heard in Clubs.
Starting his career as an composer/sound-engineer in Paris, he later devoted himself to his own productions, collaborations, and teaching as a certified Ableton instructor.
His first EP on Minibar (2012) « I KNOW YOU KNOW » received unanimous success and pushed him to the front of the scene.
His live performances fascinate and captivate with his unique energy, groove, generosity, sensibility and uncommon talent with machines. He is an artist that has mastered the skill to make the listener experience this feeling of « WE ARE ONE ».
Ben is an experienced traveling DJ playing gigs throughout the world including EXIT festival, Mutek Montreal , Womb Tokyo , Festival des Nuits Sonores, Weather festival, Amore Festival, Trouw Amsterdam, Rex Club, Tresor, Half Baked, Stereo Montreal, Hoppetosse, Club der Visionaere, sharing regularly the decks with the world’s top DJs. In parallel, he has built several major projects outside of the club scene: a sound journey at the VILLA MEDICI (Rome), an sound installation for the Nuit Blanche Festival (Paris), a sound and light show at the Grand Palais (Paris), one for the Fêtes des Lumières (Lyon), an audio-visual show « BI-OSCILLATIONS » at CENTRE POMPIDOU (paris) and several collaborations with designers concerning the sound of spaces and even objects.
Collaboration with other artists is a huge part of Ben’s DNA.
With CHEZ DAMIER, they produce music under the project H2H (Heart 2 Heart), where they experiment with music and also teach and encourage new talents.
Bastien Corné is a musician, composer and music teacher. He obtained a master's degree in musicology at Paris Sorbonne and a bachelor's degree in jazz performance at the University of Montreal. He currently performs on stage with artists like Coco Bans or Le Noiseur.
American Iowa-born, Paris-based singer-songwriter Coco Bans, aka Allyson Ezell, has been carving out an impressive path with her epic and tender alt-pop since her 2019 debut EP, Fantasy & Parables, garnering early support from MTV, Earmilk and The Line of Best Fit. Rolling Stone named her a live artist to watch and she has since opened sold-out shows for Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) and Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes). Follow-up single “Pray” was synced in Grey’s Anatomy, in parallel with major editorial playlists and European radio play. Signed with Warner Chappell Music Publishing, Coco Bans has already written for artists such as Woodkid, Lil Wayne, Kiddy Smile and French star GIMS. Her debut LP Chronicles of an Altered Life, co-written with Grammy-winner Hue Strother and K Major (Playboi Carti, Future) and produced by Coco Bans and London-based producer Jo Pereira, is expected in 2022.
Allyson Ezell is a musician and songwriter in total command of her powers. Think Annie Lennox and Shakespeares Sister meets St Vincent and Paloma Faith, but in a 21st century blend of optimism, nostalgia and vintage beats.