Dutch DJ and producer Bakermat unleashes his second album “The spirit“
The album also included ‘Walk That Walk’ with Nic Hanson, which between them amassed a growing amount of over 2.5 Million streams – a foreshadowing of the success that’s yet to come with ‘The Spirit’. Incorporating musical elements that span across the entire sound spectrum, Bakermat continues to craft a mesmerising body of work by using jazz instrumentals, vibrant chimes, spoken word and powerful vocals that blend together seamlessly.
As Bakermat takes over 2021 with this impressive new album to add to his career highlights, he explains; “I wanted to go back to the roots with this album. Combining gospel, soul and folk samples with uplifting pianos and saxophones to create a collection of feel-good songs perfect for the summer. The diversity in styles and genres is high and I experimented with elements of classical music and spoken word too. I hope this album can serve as a soundtrack for road trips, holidays and other fun times with friends and family. And lastly, I hope it inspires and connects people.”
IThe songs in the album are so diverse yet sonically blend so well together, with a range of different genres and styles that complement each other perfectly.
Bakermat explains “I’m so proud that I got permission to use this sample of Aretha, the all-time queen of soul. I combined her beautiful, powerful voice with a jazzy piano and a phat house beat to create a simple yet effective classic house track.”Other tracks include ‘The River’, the experimental ‘Frozen’ and ‘From Paris To Amsterdam’, which was written back in 2012 whilst Bakermat was travelling between shows on a train. He explains “I just played my very first show outside of my home country and was in a state of complete bliss. The track is quite simple but playing this in shows all around the world for years I can say it is really effective. I’m really happy to finally be able to release it!”
Last track is ‘Bye Bye’, a collaboration with friend Lex Empress. A fan of spoken word, Bakermat wanted to create a simple interlude style track to close the album with and from that, ‘Bye Bye’ was born. It’s simple, very subtle and emotional and it’s a great way to end the ride through all the worlds that live within ‘The Spirit’.