Posts Tagged ‘lounge’

Back in 1964 Alfred Hitchcock shared his definition of happiness, stating that when all negative and destructive emotions are removed, there’s a clear horizon ahead for renewed creation. Almost 60 years later these wise words still count and are more actual than ever.

For the third time, I’m proud to present my personal Winter Warmers, a fine collection of mixtapes recorded live at different locations across Belgium. The music keeps me going and helps me escaping from today’s reality. With these carefully selected tracks, I want to bring hope, motivate and inspire you to find happiness in the little things of life.

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I really hope you enjoy this music as much as I do. To book me for your own event, venue, concept or business, don’t hesitate to contact me and say hello.

Personally I want to thank all promotors supporting my passion for music and believing in its power and ability to heal, touch or move people’s hearts, even during these difficult pandemic times.

Therefore a very special “thank you” goes out to:

  • Bastiaan P. of Deep House Belgium for inviting me at his studio in Lint to record a unique livestream
  • Ugur A. and Marc R. of Extrema and The Day Before Tomorrow for booking me at La Brassa, a brand new Summer bar & restaurant in Brasschaat
  • Michel VG. of Wezel Culinair for the kindness and hospitality at his yearly gastronomic festival in ‘s-Gravenwezel
  • Kasper S. and Danyelle VT. of tasTE! for their continuous love and support of being a regular resident throughout many years at Black Smoke (Rooftop), Absinthbar and other exclusive venues in Antwerpen
  • Randy B. and Judineth M. of Skybar Antwerp for the trust and opportunity to open their popup The Berlin Post in Antwerpen
  • Andy S. of SHARP.Art for a creative collaboration during his Fine Art Prints Expo at House de Neuf in Edegem

These surprising locations inspired me to compose those exclusive mixtapes for you. Let’s be inspired even more in 2022 with great quality music ahead…

“Quality music taking you on a journey of sounds & beats leaving you longing for more.”

To keep track of my next upcoming gigs, connect with me on BandsInTown and follow my socials. Stay safe!

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The days are getting shorter, the nights are feeling colder and nature is telling us: Winter is coming. This doesn’t mean Winter season cannot be interesting too, don’t you think? In Winter time you can also go to apéros, afterworks, openings or visit various indoor/outdoor popup-initiatives. But nevertheless these cosy Winter events keep reminding me of last Summer and make me longing and dreaming for just a little more sunshine and happiness.

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For the second time, I’m proud to present my personal Winter Warmers, a fine collection of mixtapes recorded live during the last year at different locations in Belgium. These carefully selected tracks will help you living through Winter season easily. I really hope you enjoy this music as much as I do.

Now sit back, relax and turn up the volume!

A special “thank you” goes to the various promotors out there supporting my passion for music and especially to:

These creative concepts and surprising locations inspired me to compose those exclusive mixtapes for you.

“Quality music that takes you on a journey of sounds & beats and leaves you longing for more.”

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The days are getting shorter, the nights are feeling colder and nature is telling us: Winter is coming. This doesn’t mean Winter season cannot be interesting too, don’t you think? In Winter time you can also go to apéros, afterworks, openings and visit other indoor/outdoor popup-initiatives. Nevertheless these various Winter events keep reminding me of last Summer and make me longing and dreaming for more.

Winter Warmers 2016

Therefore I’m proud to present my Winter Warmers, a fine collection of mixtapes recorded live at different locations during Summer time in Belgium. These carefully selected tracks will help you living through Winter season easily. I really hope you enjoy this music as much as I do.

Now sit back, relax and turn up the volume!

A special “thank you” goes to the various promotors out there supporting my passion for music and especially to:

These creative concepts and surprising locations inspired me to compose those exclusive mixtapes for you.

Quality first!

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In september 2013 I obtained the 3rd place in a contest of The House Academy, founded by Nathaniel and Maxim Lany (both producers and deejays). They constantly focus on “Quality First” music and they are really passionate about organizing exclusive parties in the region of Kortrijk/Gent and recently also in Antwerpen. My mission was to create a high-quality mixtape composed out of carefully selected tracks that would perfectly suit in the setting of Jardin, a classy restaurant located in Knokke.

Here you can read what The House Academy blogged when they launched the “Quality First” contest on August 17, 2013:

There are 2 things we at The House Academy are extremely keen on. The first thing is, of course, quality. Whatever we do, wherever we go, we stand for quality. The second thing we really value is giving chances and opportunities to young and undiscovered talent. So we thought it would be great if we could combine both things in one action.

We’re very happy to present to you, in cooperation with one of Knokke’s finest restaurants, Jardin: The “Quality First” mixtape competition.

When going to a nice restaurant, one of the elements that is so important for the atmosphere, is the music playing in the background. The art is to find music that 90% of the guests will not notice in particular, but that will set the right atmosphere and that will catch the attention of the 10% of the musical connoisseurs amongst the dining guests.

Choosing the right music for a restaurant is a hard job. It’s a big challenge. But we’re not afraid of challenges and we are convinced many amongst you aren’t either.

Sounds like fun? Get going! Deadline is September 14, 2013. Good luck!

Maxim Lany (Lany Recordings)

Here is the positive feedback I received from The House Academy:

We finally made a decision. There were a lot of great entrances and yours was amongst the best ones. You win the ‘bronze medal’ with your set. We were really surprised by the high-quality track selection. Thanks!

KJ Vercruysse (House Grand Cru)

Special thanks go to Maxim Lany who I personally met during one of the Play & Produce editions at the Vooruit in Gent. He told me to keep on focussing on “Quality First” music to make a difference and to set an example. Thank you, Mr. Lany, to believe in my work and my passion for music.

Now sit back, relax and listen to my I love Bar Grooves 2 liveset recorded exclusively for The House Academy. Share if you like and spread the word!

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Recently I’ve uploaded a lounge mix of more downtempo Sweet Coffee tracks. This music perfectly fits into chill-out environments like lounge bars, wellness places and even into your own living room. Let you seduce by the vocals of Bibi, the synths of Raffa and the beats of Den Hétrix. Their music is very addictive, but why should you care about that?! I can assure you that after listening, you will be longing for even more future soul sounds.
 
The following tracks were carefully selected and mixed:
 
Sweet Coffee "Memory Lane"
 
   1. No ordinary love
   2. Don’t need you
   3. La lumière
   4. In love
 
Sweet Coffee "Perfect Storm"
 
   1. My mind
   2. Candyman
   3. Don’t let me wait too long
   4. Lost in tears
   5. Sweet little nothing
   6. Perfect storm  
 
Sweet Coffee "Naked City"
 
   1. Dear God
   2. Zanna
   3. Head over heels
   4. Air
   5. Ghost in your head
   6. Downtown
 
This is the complete playlist of my I love Sweet Coffee 2 set:
 
   1. Dear God
   2. My mind
   3. Zanna
   4. No ordinary love
   5. Head over heels
   6. Candyman
   7. Air
   8. Don’t let me wait too long
   9. Don’t need you
  10. Ghost in your head
  11. La lumière
  12. Lost in tears
  13. Downtown
  14. Sweet little nothing
  15. In love
  16. Perfect storm
 
Now turn on the music and let’s chill!