Dutch DJ and producer Bakermat ends a 6 month period of isolation with two brand new songs. ‘Lion’ is available now, with ‘Do Your Thing’ following on June 8 and forming the ‘Do Your Thing EP’, released via Be Yourself / Sony Music.
The Amsterdam based artist (aka Lodewijk Fluttert) started to discover music in his early teens, influenced by his mother, who is an opera singer, and dad, a fan of soul, funk and jazz. Already at an early age they showed him the wonders of classical, jazz and soul music. Influences that today can still be found in his music. Bakermat first reached the charts with his debut-single ‘One Day (Vandaag)’, in 2012. Since then he has built up a loyal worldwide fan base, consisting of young people looking for something else than mainstream or underground music. Bakermat is proud to be in the space between these two, serving listeners with fresh, original and creative music without being incomprehensible or cheesy.
In the UK, he has consistently sold out venues including his ‘Bakermat’s Circus’ series at Brixton Electric, as well as pulling in huge crowds at festivals such as South West Four.
Bakermat took a break after five non-stop years of intense touring. Using this free time to go back to basics and re-discover his passion for creating music. He said: “Because of my busy touring schedule and life these past years I’ve been busier thinking about music than actually writing and producing new music. I want to go back to the feeling that motivated me to make music in the first place. I want to experiment endlessly, love every second in the studio and make music that isn’t out there yet. Creating fresh, original, innovative music demands rest, time and experiment. And that’s exactly what I will be aiming for.”
Stepping out of the spotlight, Bakermat locked himself away with a collection of his most inspiring and diverse influential records to date and completely reinvented the Bakermat sound. The resulting new music is the funkiest he has produced to date, with an eclectic array of audible cue points. Essentially, at the heart of both of these tracks, is a sense of pure fun.
“Do Your Thing and Lion are a product of experimentation, time and pure unfiltered fun. I wanted to go back to the roots, and take my time to produce music that’s fresh, isn’t out there yet and diverse. The tracks are not particularly mainstream, but also not underground. It’s for people that want to hear something new and interesting, but still want it to have a feel-good vibe to it.”
The ‘Do Your Thing’ EP marks the start of a summer of Bakermat, with more new music to be revealed in due course. He is currently on a worldwide tour (more dates to be announced).