Last January the Knalland collective celebrated it’s 4th birthday. To celebrate this, the documentary Zoveel Gezichten was released.

Filmmakers Isaak Hoekstra, Boris van Lieshout and Rosa Lommen followed Knalland for quite a while, and managed to bring all their footage down to a 20 minute documentary about what Knalland was about the last 4 years, the different disciplines which came together in the project, and especially about the people who participated in the project.


For the last couple of years I lived in the neighbourhood of Kanaleneiland, Utrecht (NL). To be specific: in the part which we call Eiland 8. This part of the neigbourhood was set up for artists who could live there for a couple of years, and interact and collaborate with each other. After five years of fun, the project is now coming to an end.

My neighboor and filmmaker Jefta Varwijk decided that he wanted to make an video rememberance to Eiland 8, and in that short movie combine his video skills with images of the people who live there, and music made by people from the area including myself.
I delivered two (yet) unreleased tracks for the short film. The first is the track 3=1, from my forthcoming PRY album: Future, Past, Present, Infinity. The second is from the upcoming Strangest Freaks  album: Thrills Galore and is called Initiation.


About a month ago I got a visit from the online platform U in de Wijk, who made a small item about me. We had some talks about what I did in the past, and what will be the plans for the future.


For the second Knalland album Volhard (which was released around the events of 4/5 May) I was asked to deliver a track. I chose to work with Frank Wienk aka Binkbeats (together we work as The Strangest Freaks) and Typhoon.

Typhoon and I wanted to make a track for years now, and this was the right opportunity at the right time. Within 3 sessions we did the whole Dit Nooit Meer track, which gave a kind of critical though funny look on the events around 4/5 May. The final mix was done by Shai Solan.

Volhard was released digitally in 2014.


In 2012 I moved into a new house in the Kanaleneiland area of Utrecht. Living in the neighbourhood were lots of creative people, including a big population of musicians.
At the initiative of Casper Broekaert, Tommy Ebben and Anne-Marie Gort we started the Knalland community, a collective of creative people with the goal to have something to show to the world within in 1 year.
It ended up being a full album, along with some videos. I ended up producing (and playing multiple instruments) on 7 songs. Martijn Groeneveld and Pim vd Werken were responsible for the final mixes. Knalland was released in 2013.

– Stones was recorded with Eloi Youssef (vocals), Maarten Rischen (mellotron) and Frank Wienk (percussion).
Brick by Brick  was recorded with Casper Adrien (vocals/guitar), Otto De Jong (drums), Daniel Rose (bass), Maarten Rischen (mellotron) and Hicham Oujamaa (percussion).
A Life Anew was recorded with Tommy Ebben (vocals, ukelele), Gino Bombrini (drums), Morris Kliphuis (horns), Matthijs Barnhoorn (violin), Arie Schockaert (electronics) and Maarten Rischen (keys).
I’m A Woman was recorded with Guy Corneille (vocals),  Sofie Letitre (vocals), Maarten Rischen (keys), Matthijs Barnhoorn (violin), Frank Wienk (percussion) and Bram Hakkens (drums).
Insights was recorded with Vera Otte (vocals) and Otto De Jong (percussion).
Wake Up was recorded with Sofie Letitre (vocals), Floris De Vries (banjo), Gino Bombrini (percussion) and Maarten Rischen (keys).
Benjamin was  recorded with Annelotte de Graaf (vocals), Otto de Jong (drums), Marlon Penninkhof (guitar/vocals) and Thierry Castel (keys), and taken from the Amber Arcades sessions.