After he proved himself with tracks like ‘Hele Meneer’, ‘Fok Wachten’, ‘Verlof’ and ‘I Don’t Wanna’ Adje can call himself a true heavy-weight in the Dutch rap scene. His new album ‘Streetknowledge’ released in 2017. ‘Streetknowledge’ will be entirely produced by Esko from the label ‘VanKlasse’.
Vincent van den Ende aka Avedon made his mark as a producer right from the start of his career by remixing ‘Hollow’, the lead single of the re-release debut album of America’s hit sensation Tori Kelly.
He quickly followed up with releases on Protocol Recordings and Reveleaed Recordings; Open My Eyes with Ale Q & Jonathan Mendelsohn (Tom Swoon Edit) and Hold On with Volt & State & Sam Void.
Vincent is constantly in the process of creating new tracks and can’t wait to share all his new music!
Vincent adds, “I just landed in a really lucky position where I’m able to bring together all the things that interest me. Everything that happened to me along this amazing musical journey has exceeded my expectations, and I’m very happy to be where I am today.’’
Britt Scholte appeared in the popular children’s series ‘Brugklas’ on NPO3, and is a role model for children between the ages of 8 and 14. She played one of the main roles in ‘Brugklas’ as well as roles in various information films, admission films and in a series called ‘Spangas’. In 2013, Britt took part in the 'World Championships of Performing Arts' in Hollywood. She has won five awards for acting and modelling, and she won a $ 10,000 scholarship for 'The New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts'.
Britt Scholte was born in Heiloo on February 26, 1997. As a little girl she often performed on stage at school shows. When Britt was six years old she took a street dance class, and it was then that she knew her dream was to perform on stage. When she was eight she took theater classes. Between the ages of 9 and 11 she joined the theater association Oberon in Alkmaar. At the age of 10 she joined the youth theater and stayed there for 5 years. Britt still loves amateur theater, and is always keen to continue to learn her trade . She is in her third year at Theaterbende Heiloo.
Over the years, Britt has appeared in various roles and takes every opportunity to see how things work on the set. In 2010 she had a lucky break, and was a stand-in for leading actress Hanna Obbeek in the film 'Briefgeheim'. In this film, she learnt so much about acting and she decided to audition for a student film, 'Wie niet weg is, is gezien’ by Igrayne Hormann and got the lead role.
2012 went by very fast, and she did some modelling for Livera and Bart Smit. She also appeared in the television series Dokters as Quinty, and in SpangaS as the character Trijntje. She took part in many student films with different but important topics, and a promotional film for a high school 'Jac. P. Thijsse College '
In 2013, she played a role in an information film about binge drinking. Britt also took part in the 'World Championships of Performing Arts' in Hollywood. And in 2013 Britt started in the first year of Faaam, (Film Actors Academy Amsterdam) to study actor training at this famous media college.
In 2014 she had a part in an information film about sexting & grooming for the youth care and police department at Amsterdam council called 'Nienke'. She appeared with actors such as Peter Post, Jildou Street, Herman Egberts and Ruud van Andel. She had a role in an information film about SOA Aids under the direction of Hugo Metsers and a commercial for M & L driving school. In 2014, the first two seasons of BRUGKLAS came out with Britt playing the main character Anouk. This was Britt's big TV debut. This was followed by a lot of interest and opportunities for her.
As well as acting, Britt enjoys performing many different dance styles such as street dance, theater dance, rock & roll, hip hop, basic tap dance and modern.
Brooke Evers is one of the hottest Australian DJ exports to venture across the shores into Asia, Europe and the Americas. In her home country Australia, she hosts her very own weekly radio show on the nation’s largest network. With two singles coming out in 2017 and official remixes for Bibi Bourelly, Bishopp Briggs and Citizen Four, Brooke Evers is fast becoming the full package. DJ, Producer, TV Personality, Brand Ambassador and of the hottest international cover models Australia has witnessed.
Shortly after relocating to the U.S., Brooke signed to the famed SKAM artists and became an instant headliner in many clubs across America. She became an overnight fixture in the North American party capital of Las Vegas by regularly playing alongside Lil Jon at Surrender Nightclub. On the decks, Brooke has created an unique mixed-format sound that knows no boundaries within the electronic genres. Simply put, she is the ‘Ultimate Party DJ’ and Las Vegas agrees.
Performing since age seven, bandleader of Funky Stuff since age fourteen, international recording artist since age nineteen, touring the world since age twenty.Has recorded and / or performed with artists like Prince, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Van Morrison, Maceo Parker, Sheila E., Mavis Staples, Lionel Richie, Beyoncé, Pink Floyd, Chaka Khan, David Sanborn, Larry Graham, Marcus Miller, Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Cliff, George Duke, Blondie, Jools Holland, Jamie Cullum, Angie Stone, Tower of Power, The Time, Alan Parsons, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Joey DiFrancesco, Jonathan Butler, and many others.
‘Lily was here’ - her first collaboration with former Eurythmics Dave Stewart, in 1989 - was a Number 1 hit all over Europe, in 1999 they worked together on the soundtrack of the Robert Altman motion picture ‘Cookie’s Fortune’, and in 2002 they toured Europe with his project Da Univerzal Playaz, featuring reggae legend Jimmy Cliff.
Candy Dulfer’s 1990 solo debut album ‘Saxuality’, recorded at the age of nineteen, sold over a million copies worldwide and was nominated for a Grammy Award. Her fourth album ‘For the love of you’ (1997) was a major hit in the USA and remained in the Billboard charts for over forty weeks. Her sales for her solo albums are now well over two and a half million CD’s worldwide.
With Prince she appeared in the ‘Partyman’ video, was featured on the ‘Graffiti Bridge’ soundtrack and performed with him on a special anniversary edition of ‘Saturday Night Live’. In 1998 and 2002 she toured with him again and appeared on his 3-CD live box set ‘One Nite Alone... Live!’ as well as his internet-only released album ‘Xpectation’.
In 2004 Candy Dulfer joined Prince for the massive Musicology Tour, playing over ninety shows in sell-out arenas across the USA to over 1.5 million excited fans. Prior to the Musicology Tour she performed with Prince and Beyoncé at the prestigious Grammy Awards and also performed with Prince at Jay Leno’s ‘Tonight Show’. She also featured prominently - with sax and vocals - on Prince’s hit album ‘Musicology’, including the smashing duet ‘Life of the party’.
TV appearances include Jay Leno’s ‘Tonight Show’, ‘Good Morning America’, CNN’s ‘Showbiz Today’, ‘Saturday Night Live’, The Sinbad Show, and a recurring spot on The Arsenio Hall Show. All the major television shows in Japan. Her European TV shows include ‘Ohne Filter’, The Harald Schmidt Show, ‘Rockpalast’ and Pepe Linhardt.
Candy Dulfer has been touring the world with her own band Funky Stuff since the early nineties. From the Roxy in L.A. and the illustrious Bottom Line in New York to the Blue Note clubs in Japan and the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. She toured in Canada, USA, Asia, Scandinavia and the Baltic States, as well as performing in San Remo and Perugia, Italy, the Gurten Festival in Bern, Switzerland, the Nice Jazz and Vienne Festival in France, Couleur Locale in Brussels and of course the famous North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague where Candy Dulfer sold out their biggest venue for over thirteen years.
In 2003 Candy Dulfer’s song ‘Finsbury Park, Café 67’ (from her solo album ‘Right in my Soul’) became a major smash at all the smooth jazz stations across the USA and in October the song reached the Number 1 position on the R&R Smooth Jazz chart - making it the most played smooth jazz song in the USA.
Her second live album ‘Live at Montreux’ was released in 2005 on DVD and CD as part of the prestigious selection of releases by Eagle Vision from the archives of the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival.
In 2006 Candy Dulfer performed as a special guest at the renowned Berks Jazz Fest in the USA, followed by more shows in the States in July together with Jason Miles (of Miles Davis fame) with a band that included Candy’s fellow Prince band members Rhonda Smith and Chance Howard. By popular demand she once again returned to the famous Blue Note clubs in Japan for an extensive tour in October.
In between two American tours and shows in Japan, Candy wowed European festival crowds in 2007 with ‘Candy & Friends’. Spectacular concerts featuring her musical friends from around the world, including special guest star Rosie Gaines (of Prince fame). Earlier in 2007 Candy performed with Sheila E. for a European tour with her all-female band C.O.E.D.
Candy’s album ‘Candy Store’ was released in the summer of 2007. The fans’ excitement and many rave reviews propelled the album to #2 on the Billboard Jazz Contemporary Chart. In November, Candy once again hit #1 on the R&R Smooth Jazz Chart in the USA, with the single ‘L.A. Citylights’.
2007 also saw another longtime dream come true for Candy, with the start of her own television show ‘Candy Meets’ on Dutch primetime television - a series of six personal documentaries in which Candy visited some of her musical friends and heroes on location to discuss their careers and love for music. Guests included Dave Stewart, Maceo Parker, Mavis Staples, Sheila E. and her own father Hans Dulfer. The show concluded with a rare interview and impromptu performance with Van Morrison.
In 2008 she was awarded the Golden Harp for her outstanding contributions to music in the Netherlands. Due to popular demand she once again toured the USA and Japan, and also performed all over Europe and visited South Africa for the first time for a show at the famous Cape Town Jazz Festival. In between tours she is a regular co-host of the popular Dutch prime time television talk show ‘De Wereld Draait Door’.
In September she joined superstar Lionel Richie on stage for four nights at the ‘Symphonica in Rosso’ spectacle at the Gelredome Stadium in Arnhem, The Netherlands.
She finished 2008 with a special New Year’s Eve performance in front of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, where she and her band joined some of the greatest Dutch artists for a celebration of the New Year - attended by over 30,000 people.
Dutch fashion magazine Jackie named Candy 3rd Best Dressed woman in The Netherlands.
‘Funked Up & Chilled Out’ was released worldwide in 2009. To promote it she travelled around the world, together with her band, for a string of sold-out shows. For the first time in her career she performed in Moscow. Due to popular demand she returned to Russia in the fall for more shows. In May she performed an extensive tour of the USA, while she spend the summer months playing the larger stages of the most famous jazz festivals in Europe, such as the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland, Nisville in Serbia and the Veszprem Jazzfest in Hungary.
After performing a string of shows in early 2010 with Maceo Parker at the Blue Note club in Tokyo, Japan, she returned to the Dutch club stages in March and April 2010 for a tour with her band. During the summer she performed shows in Korea, Denmark and Tunisia for the first time in her career, while also returning to Russia and Japan for more shows due to popular demand.
She finished 2010 with a five-week tour across the USA as a special guest of fellow saxophonist Dave Koz for his renowned Smooth Jazz Christmas Tour, and kicked off 2011 with shows during the Smooth Jazz Cruise in the Caribbean.
Candy started another exciting new chapter in her versatile career with the release of her latest album ‘Crazy’ in the Fall of 2011. The close collaboration with Black Eyed Peas musical director and producer Printz Board forms the foundation of the daring new sound of the album. For the other tracks on the album Candy once again collaborated with Dutch producer and longtime guitarist Ulco Bed, who was responsible for Candy’s first major hits in her career with the albums ‘Saxuality’ and ‘Sax-a-go-go’. After the album’s release she and her band toured in the USA and - for the first time in her career - in South America.
Candy and her band continued to hit the road in 2012 and performed all over the world, including Japan, the Netherlands and the rest of Europe, Russia, the Baltic States and the USA. In between gigs Candy hosted her own weekly radio show, ‘The Candy Store’, on Sublime FM.
She also started a close collaboration with leading fashion brand Mexx, playing special instore shows at their stores across Europe. Mexx and Candy are continuing their collaboration with a special collection designed by Candy and planned to be in stores later in 2013. Also, this year Candy is a judge on the Dutch edition of X Factor.
Before there was the music, there was KTown. It’s where Far East Movement James Roh, Kev Nish and DJ Virman formed: sneaking into bars as underage L.A. rap friends, incinerating blunts and kicking freestyles in parking lots until the sun rose.
The group gained global succes and fame with their platinum-selling “Like a G6”. The track became the first-ever Billboard Hot 100 #1 by Asian-American artists. Their last album, Dirty Bass, spawned four singles that reached the top 10 of pop charts across the globe.
The group is currently touring the globe and working on new music.
“We aren’t out to make socially conscious records,” Kev Nish adds. “The music is still that heavy bass Far East movement music that people get fucked up to. But we set out to capture how it feels like for us rolling, partying, living, chilling and getting faded in Ktown with all of our people, no matter the race.”
Doedens has played the role of Lucas Sanders in the Dutch soap opera Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden since April 2009. He can be seen weekly on RTL 4.
In 2011 Ferry began to go to the studio more and more in is free time, and by mid-May he released his first solo single ‘Bij Mij’. In February 2013, he released his second single ‘Hoger en Verder’ and in September followed ‘Droom over jou’ together with rapper Billy Dans.
In mid-2012, Ferry Doedens was the voice actor for Ted in the animated film Lorax. His dream came true when he played the role of Prince Fiyero in the musical 'Wicked', which he played alongside his role as Lucas in Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden. In 2012, he got the role of Bo Monti in the AVRO series "De Vier van Westwijk, the disappearance of Bo Monti"
In 2013, he had an opportunity to work on his presentation career. His presentation debut came in 2013 with the TV show "The Best of Idols Worldwide" on RTL5 and soon afterwards the backstage presentation at RTL4 "X-factor" followed. In October 2013, Ferry Doedens was nominated for the Gouden Televisier's Ring in the category "Talent Award".
In 2014, Ferry took part in the reality TV show Expedition Robinson. Over the past year Ferry has been focused on Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden. This summer he signed a record deal with CTM Music & Management. Ferry is now working hard in the studio recording his first single!
In early 2014, Idaly and the veteran producer Reverse released the song 'Wallet'. He also appeared on tracks by Bokoesam, Jonna Fraser, Dio, Cho and worked with Sevn and Willie Wartaal.
At the beginning of 2015 Idaly went to the Dutch island of Schiermonnikoog to record the album New Wave. He can be heard on High / Low, No Go Zone and Goonies & Hoolies. With the collective, Idaly appeared at Appelsap and Lowlands festivals and won the Popprijs and several Edison awards.
Idaly: "I think I have really grown in the last two years. From a rapper, to an artist. I can now produce for myself and know how to put a song together, instead of just writing a fresh one. I have trained for a long time and have spent a lot of time in my music. Now I feel I am ready to go solo. "
Jan Smit (born 31 December 1985) is a Dutch singer, television host, actor and football director. Smit singing Dutch songs that fall under the genre known as Volendam music . In addition to his career solo Smit was in 2015 part of the trio Schlager KLUBBB3 and since 2017 de Toppers As a presenter, he is known for programs like the best singers in the Netherlands and Music Festival on the square . Since 1999, Smit committed his next career also as an ambassador for SOS Children's Villages, and he sits on the board of the football club FC Volendam .
Monique Smit (born 9 April 1989) is a Dutch singer and television presenter.
She grew up in Volendam as the younger sister to Jan Smit. After finishing school, she attended Don Bosco College. She becamed a hairdresser. She first became a public face when she participated in her brother's reality series Gewoon Jan Smit. She has presented the show Zapp Kids Top 20 for Tros and Wild van Muziek broadcast on Sterren.
She also took place in a reality show Just the Two of Us in 2007 where she gained the second place and performed in a duet with Xander . Monique debuted with her solo "Wild" which was in Top five in 2007 after her participating in a few reality shows on Dutch TV. One year later she released her first solo album "Stel Je Voor" which contains such singles of her like " "Vrouwenalfabet," and "Stel Je Voor'
Monique Smit has released four music albums. She has released several music singles including "Wild", "Blijf je vanavond" and "Kerstmis vier je samen".
In his home town of Eindhoven, Murda (previously Önder) met rapper SpaceKees, who invited him as back up MC for a tour with Jiggy Djé. He showed his strong personality, both on and off the stage. In 2007, Murda officially joined Noah's Ark. Barely three months later, in early 2008, his first EP 'Turkish Pizza', which was produced entirely by SirOJ, was released. By the end of the year, the rapper released an official mixtape, 'Be On De Kijk Uit'.
As well as a talent for music, Murda also has acting talent. In 2010, he took the leading role in the movie 'Gangsterboys'. This film was a great success with more than 100,000 visitors in the Netherlands and was awarded with the status 'Golden Film'. Shortly after the film’s release, Önder's official debut album was released via Noah's Ark. After the release of this album, Murda joined rapper Hef on a national tour as the Bang Bros.
At the beginning of 2016 'We Do Our Best' appeared on the physical and digital shelves. The record includes the hit singles like 'Better Man' (Gold) and 'Niet Zo' (Platinum). Murda continued his success in 2017 with the release of his single 'Brand New' which also achieved platinum status.
Inspired by the likes of Bruno Mars and Demi Lovato, Naaz is a singer/songwriter from the Netherlands who seeks to inspire people with her music.
She began writing songs when she was six, but it took a while to convince her Kurdish family to allow her to make her music public. After posting cover versions of pop songs to her YouTube channel, she released her debut single, "Nobody Said," which she co-wrote with her brother Yaad, in 2013. In 2015, she appeared on Yellow Claw & Flux Pavillon's "Catch Me," and released another pair of singles, "Sadboy" and "Escape," in 2016. The following year, the track "Words" arrived in advance of the debut EP Bits of Naaz.
Niek Roozen is best known for his role as Max in the first three seasons of Brugklas. He also played one of the leading roles in the film De Bende van Urk, which premiered in June 2014. At the moment, he is very busy filming a new series and he will return this fall in the fourth season of Brugklas.
As well as his television work, Niek is very active on his own YouTube channel where he documents his journey towards winning a Golden Calf.
Roozen is currently taking an MBO course as a film actor at the FAAM Media College in Amsterdam. He lives in Haarlem.
Rina Mushonga (1979) has a totally new sound, but you will get it immediately. The Zimbabwean Dutch singer knows how to captivate you with intriguing, warm sounds and intelligent lyrics. A sound that goes from intimate and subdued to grand and exciting. She exposes her soul and transcends the singer-songwriter genre.
Her musical journey around the world has formed the basis for her beautiful and sensitive sound. She has performed at the urban pop venues Patronaat (Haarlem), Paradiso and Melkweg (Amsterdam), did shows in Antwerp and London and played live on various radio programs.
DJ Giel Beelen said live on 3FM: "Remember this name!" She was also invited to perform on the TV show ‘De Wield Draait Door’. In the show, she played an acoustic version of her song All My Ships.
Rina has performed her music at many festivals and her debut album was released in 2013, produced by British producer Chris Bond (known for working with Ben Howard). On this album you can hear the influences of musicians such as Paul Simon, Bon Iver, The National, Nina Simone, Fleetwood Mac and Joan Armatrading, but also by writers such as Ernest Hemingway and Jack Kerouac. Two other releases followed in 2014 and 2016.
It is a fascinating mix of indie, pop, folk and prog-rock, and supported by the amazing guitars and rousing rhythms of her band. She conquers the hearts of the audience live with her beautiful sound.
Producer collective Soulsearchin’ have scored multi-platinum successes with productions for many artists such as The Opposites, Mr. Probe and Kenny B. They are currently producing the new Jayh album and are working on a project with upcoming talent Naaz (best known from the successful debut album by Yellow Claw). They also produce for national and international artists.