The Time Capsule of Diederik

BACK IN TIME

Spotify has introduced a feature that curates a playlist of your favorite throwback hits. A personalized playlist with the songs from your teenage years. The results are surprisingly striking and are bringing memories back. And we are going to share our nostalgia with you. 

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DIEDERIK VAN MIDDELKOOP

 

Sign ‘O’ the Times - Prince
I clearly remember that I was in the car with my dad when I first heard it over the radio. My dad was in the middle of a story, but I stopped him mid-sentence and asked him to wait so I could listen. Eyes closed. Goosebumps from the first moment I took in that simple synth-octave at the start. The lyrics went straight through me as well; sung, but somehow spoken, something of a scat, but different, unique.Prince sounds matter-of-factly and emotional, at the same time. That bridge (‘it’s silly, no…?’); as far as I’m concerned, one of the best bridges that I have ever heard in any pop song.Sign ‘O’ the Times seems like a simple song, but it harbours an enormous musical authority, versatility and depth. There is a whole world underneath its surface.Impressive subject matter, too - the (dire) state of the world, in straight one-liners like newspaper headlines, each one hitting home. No gratuitous notes, no frills, everything exactly right, creating an absolutely unique atmosphere: the work of a genius.

Every Breath you Take - The Police
All my life I have been frustrated that my voice could not reach that ridiculously high Sting pitch; it’s just not there. So even though I would have loved to sing along with the song at my loudest voice, I would always have to switch to my softer falsetto. Much less power. Not as cool. Another song with a phenomenal bridge/middle eight: ‘since you’ve gone…’ etc. Amazing. Perfect writing. Stewart Copeland quite possibly my favourite pop-drummer of all times. Every song by The Police seems to carry a unique rhythmical gem somewhere. And: How only three guys managed to produce such a complete sound is as amazing now as it was then.

Brand New Day - The Wiz - Diana Ross, Michael Jackson e.a.
Mega-producer Quincy Jones in fine form.Jones’ track record as a producer is unreal; dozens of Grammys and a slew of Oscar nominations. Nuts. Crazy. All bells and whistles are there in Brand New Day; the cinematic intro alone is already huge, and the whole Quincy Jones three-ring-circus is yet to start. Apparently, Diana Ross was so incredibly motivated and pumped when they recorded her vocals, that her vocal reach was higher than ever before. Brand New Day is a song that has always made me feel like anything is possible in music. The sky is the limit. Even if you might not be the biggest fan of the musical genre: Brand New Day is a classic.

The Time Capsule of Daniël

BACK IN TIME

Spotify has introduced a feature that curates a playlist of your favorite throwback hits. A personalized playlist with the songs from your teenage years. The results are surprisingly striking and are bringing memories back. And we are going to share our nostalgia with you. 

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DANIËL LANGEVELD

Thanks Spotify for exposing my teenage angst, I clung on to music as dear life. Radiohead, Blur and The Smiths for my darker hours, countered by a shitload of punkrock like Rancid on my skateboard. And Refused as a soundtrack for my quasi leftwing changing the world period.

The Time Capsule of Tanja

BACK IN TIME

Spotify has introduced a feature that curates a playlist of your favorite throwback hits. A personalized playlist with the songs from your teenage years. The results are surprisingly striking and are bringing memories back. And we are going to share our nostalgia with you. 

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TANJA BLIEK

This playlist mostly remembers me singing together with girlfriends, out loud, wherever, whenever. Reenacting the Spice Girls movie - playing Baby Spice of course, and listening to terrible, corny, love songs - especially by Westlife. But also trying to sing/rap along with Usher,
Ja Rule or Diddy (and hopelessly failing)... 

The Time Capsule of Joost

BACK IN TIME

Spotify has introduced a feature that curates a playlist of your favorite throwback hits. A personalized playlist with the songs from your teenage years. The results are surprisingly striking and are bringing memories back. And we are going to share our nostalgia with you. 

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JOOST HAARTSEN

Well.. that is a mix of songs I'd rather remove from my instant ready memory, mixed with songs that bring me back to highschool party clumsy dance moves (I still have clumsy dance moves..) with out-of-reach girls up to the holidays hooked to my Sony Walkman with U2, Marley, LL Cool J, Public Enemy and Springsteen tapes.. and yes! I Want You from Costello.. what a great song still!

The Time Capsule of Dagmar

BACK IN TIME

Spotify has introduced a feature that curates a playlist of your favorite throwback hits. A personalized playlist with the songs from your teenage years. The results are surprisingly striking and are bringing memories back. And we are going to share our nostalgia with you. 

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DAGMAR HEIJMANS

Not born but raised in the 80's on a very mixed diet of power ballads, electronic pop and early gothic. Listening to the playlist with artists like Rick Astley, Depeche Mode and Beastie Boys brings back memories from the early years at high school, still playing with Lego Technics, to kissing girls for the very first time.  Listening to this playlist brings me back to these memories. 

The big denial: I know nothing about music

The big denial: I know nothing about music

Most marketing and communication managers I run into have a strong opinion about a vast spectrum of subjects. Swiftly and decidedly, they judge scripts, texts, colors, shapes, grading, activation, casting, and much more. When it comes to music, though, they suddenly are less decisive. “I really don’t know anything about music,” I often hear.

MARTIN GARRIX, MR. TOPHAT & MORE

New music by Martin Garrix, Mr. Tophat and more on the Tracks Of The Week!

Martin Garrix - Scared To Be Lonely (feat. Dua Lipa) Martin Garrix teamed up with singer Dua Lipa for his latest single 'Scared To Be Lonely'. This gem shows his talent as a producer and showcases why he was named the number one DJ in the world.

Martin Garrix - Scared To Be Lonely (feat. Dua Lipa)

Martin Garrix teamed up with singer Dua Lipa for his latest single 'Scared To Be Lonely'. This gem shows his talent as a producer and showcases why he was named the number one DJ in the world.

Mr. Tophat - Right Time (feat. Robyn) The second single of the recently released collaborative 'Trust Me EP' between Mr. Tophat and Robyn. This groovy tune with a with a strong baseline will immediately set you in a good mood.

Mr. Tophat - Right Time (feat. Robyn)


The second single of the recently released collaborative 'Trust Me EP' between Mr. Tophat and Robyn. This groovy tune with a with a strong baseline will immediately set you in a good mood.

Picture This - Let's Be Young Irish pop rock duo Picture This had a great year. Their latest single 'Let's Be Young' is a youthful anthem with a summery vibe. 

Picture This - Let's Be Young

Irish pop rock duo Picture This had a great year. Their latest single 'Let's Be Young' is a youthful anthem with a summery vibe. 

Maggie Rogers - On + Off Maggie Rogers had a wonderful 2016, the viral sensation is now touring the world. With a sold-out Bitterzoet in The Netherlands we can only say it's a must listen!

Maggie Rogers - On + Off

Maggie Rogers had a wonderful 2016, the viral sensation is now touring the world. With a sold-out Bitterzoet in The Netherlands we can only say it's a must listen!

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