Dutch DJ and producer Bakermat has announced his ‘Under The Sun’ tour of North America. Kicking off at the Great Northern in San Francisco
Lodewijk Fluttert (born 8 October 1991), best known by his stage name Bakermat, is a Dutch DJ and music producer from Markelo, Overijssel. His music consists of a mix of electronic, deep and tropical house, techno music produced in a minimalist manner with jazz and soul influences.
Fluttert started his musical career while studying psychology at Utrecht University and moonlighting as a DJ in his spare time. He released his first two EPs in 2012 titled Zomer and Vandaag. The title track from the latter, consisting of an integrated sample of the “I Have a Dream” speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., charted as a single in the Netherlands, Belgium and France in late 2012 and spring 2013. In 2014, it was re-released by Sony becoming a major charting hit particularly in Germany and Austria. In December 2014, Bakermat received a platinum record for his single “Vandaag” in Germany. His ‘Uitzicht’ EP was released in 2013 on Soundplate Records. Other popular tunes included “Black Cat John Brown, Leven, Strandfeest (pronounced [strɑnt fest])” and “Intro”.
In this early stage of his career, Bakermat’s different approach to dance music inspired many other artists to develop their career in this style (often referred to as ‘melodic house’ or ‘tropical house’). Artists like Klingande, Kungs, Lost Frequencies, Felix Jaehn, Sam Feldt, Thomas Jack, Kygo and many more started making music in this genre.
Bakermat often distinguishes himself in his performances compared to other DJ’s by including live elements to his DJ sets. He combines his music with live artists on stage (saxophonists, singers, violinists and percussionists). In 2014, he gathered 6 musicians and formed the ‘Bakermat Live Band’, which was the foundation of his live band tour.