It all started in 2012 when 20 year old Lodewijk Fluttert took a semester off of his study Psychology to discover different sides of himself. For two months he danced, filmed, made music, did standup comedy, wrote and much more, untill he found out what he loved doing most: making music. He uploaded a couple of tracks on youtube and soundcloud, and Bakermat was born. Since then he stepped in a rollercoaster ride he could have never imagined. First official single ‘Vandaag (One Day)’ became a huge hit all over Europe hitting top 10 spots in almost every country. The early succes got rewarded with platinum records in France, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium. The succes was largely attributed to the fact that he came with an entirely different and new sound, combining minimal and deep house with jazz and soul. It laid a foundation for the genres we now know as ‘tropical house’ or ‘melodic house’, in which he is still seen as the founder and pioneer. He keeps trying to bring new and refreshing music out, always trying to be as unique and renewing as possible. A huge succes was his record released in 2015 “Teach Me” where he mixed Soul, Gospel and Disco to a record that set a new standard in the ‘melodic house’ genre.
Bakermat also became well know because of his innovative performances and stage hostings. He did shows in Paris, London and other big cities with an entire band called ‘The Bakermat Live Band’. In Paris he even played in the legendary L’Olympia with his band, a sold out show. He played at almost every big festival there is over the last 3 years like I Love Techno, Ultra Miami, Sensation White, Mainsquare, Montreux Jazz Festival, Tomorrowland, Mysteryland, South West Four and the list goes on and on. He is also the host of stages at the biggest festivals like the ‘Bakermat&Friends’ stage at Tomorrowland every year, or the “Bakermat’s Gospel Church’ at Kingsday Festival and a lot more. As one of the founders his goal is to bring new talent or fellow colleagues to the stage and that's exactly what he does when he's curating a stage. Artists like Klingande, Thomas Jack, The Avener, Robin Schulz and Oliver Heldens are often guests at one of his stages.
Bakermat’s new album ‘Bon Voyage’ is his first studio album and will be released in 2015, it contains a lot of new material and new styles/ production techniques, because according to Bakermat this was an opportunity for him to “ really be free of restrictions and make exactly what I want”. With his album, remixes, releases and confirmed shows at the biggest festivals lined up, it seems 2016 will be a great year for Bakermat once again. Read more