From releasing a handful of new singles over the past year with tracks such as ‘Partystarter’ and the recently released ‘Trouble’, DMCWORLD thought it was high time to catchup with Bakermat on everything music, selling out Printworks and what we can expect later this year. With 2019 shaping up to be one of the busiest, and most eagerly anticipated years in Bakermat’s career so far, check out what he had to say about it..
Welcome to DMC World, Bakermat. How are you? For readers who might not know you could you tell us about your background and how you got into music?
Thank you! I’m doing great. I’m a 27 year old producer from Amsterdam that likes to mix elements of jazz, soul, gospel and blues into melodic dance music. I started making music 6 years ago, when I was still a Psychology student.
As a producer and an artist, who are your influences?
I love anyone who combines genres and styles to make music that isn’t out there yet. Some great examples of this in the past are guys like Moby and Fatboy Slim, and currently Calvin Harris is a big inspiration. In my free time though I usually listen to jazz like Nina Simone and Coleman Hawkins.
Talk to us about your latest single “Trouble”, how did it come together?
I wanted to make a dance record that was very heavily influenced by jazz. So I got in touch with London based singer/songwriter Albert Gold, who wrote this amazing song. When I got his vocals in, I immediately knew I wanted the production to contain trumpets and jazz bass. So I went to the studio, wrote some melodies and started recording with some musicians. A special feature in this song are the triplets on the drumhats, pretty rare for a dance record!
The single has a video that features a cartoon dog character named Matt Baker who shoots from a rocket and travels into space, could you tell our readers more on the inspiration behind this?
Basically this cartoon dog is based on my actual dog, but with a much more adventurous life. The idea of the videoclips is that with every song I release, a new part of Matt Baker’s life story gets revelead through the videos. So the story keeps evolving and the audience get’s to follow the dog on it’s journey. The videos are always in style with the feeling/vibe of the specific track. So in a way, my music decides the dog’s journey!
The video for ‘Partystarter’ also follows a plotline involving Matt Baker, do both story plotlines follow on from each other?
Yes. The trouble video is a prequel to the partystarter video. In the trouble video the dog is on it’s way to earth (where it will land on the festival area), just after something devastating happened (that will be revealed in the future!).
What more can people expect to see from you this year?
A lot of new music! I’m releasing a lot this year. And also I started my radio show again, called Bakermat presents The Circus, in wich I will tease my new release before they are out.
Lastly what are the big 5 tunes in your box this weekend…
Gamper & Dadoni – Praise You
Kokab – Bottom Of You (feat. Beatchild)
Kokiri – Joy
Ferreck – I Want You
DJ Mes – Da Change (Miguel Migs Salty Rub)