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My name is Harald Bruijstens and I spend most of my time writing songs and producing music. I love the way sound can be organized in so many different ways, that it causes people to move, makes them experience joy or sorrow, or gives them a sense of identity.
As long as I can remember music has been my main nutrition. It feeds me with emotion, inspiration and it gives me lots of energy. I wrote my first lyrics when I was twelve and luckily I didn't stop there.
I've played in a few live bands as a rapper/singer/frontman, I have recorded local hip hop artists in my Project Studio and made beats and music and I did my share of remixing and producing dance music when the millennium started. But lately I've been putting my focus on writing toplines and producing lead vocals.
My work with Hard Dance DJ's like Brennan Heart, Zatox and Mark with a K has shown me how a single idea that starts in my head ends up in a football stadium, making 30.000 people sing along, or gets engraved in somebody's skin for all eternity. Those are the real rewards for a songwriter.
Bahama Kitchen Music is my Project Studio, it's my playground, my home. Welcome !
Songwriter / Producer
songwriting | music production | editing | vocal recording | recording coach
Software: Steinberg Cubase Pro | Waves Plugins | Native Instruments Complete | SoundToys 5 | Vengeance FX | 112dB Redline Reverb | UVI Tines Anthology | Toontrack EZ Drummer | Lennar Digital Sylenth1 | reFX Nexus | and more...
Keys: Moog Sub Phatty | Korg MS-20 | Korg MS 2000R | Nord Rack 2 | Novation Mininova | Roland Juno 106 | Roland JV-35 | Roland R-8 | Yamaha AN1x | Yamaha CS1x | Yamaha RM1x | Hohner Pianet T | Korg SP-250 stage piano | Yamaha Acoustic Piano | various MIDI controllers
Mics: Neumann TLM-102 | Rode NT-1000 | Rode NT1 | MXL V69 | and more...
Other stuff: RME FIreface 800 | Rodendahl Nanosyns wordclock | Universal Audio Solo 610 Pre-Amp | Presonus Monitor Station | Genelec 8020 | ESI nEar 05 | Harman/Kardon soundsticks II | Roland TD6 Electronic Drumkit | Tama Acoustic Drumkit | and more stuff....
Music is communication. It's vital to know every detail about the transmitter and the receiver. Words have extraordinary powers when chosen wisely. I have helped various artists successfully getting their message across. I'm ready for the next challenge.
My Project Studio is equipped to fit my personal needs. It offers a recording booth for recording vocals and solo insstruments and a control room that fits two or three people. It's a cosy workplace for working on toplines but also for editing audio for event intros or podcasts.
In the last decade many festivals have grown from local happenings to big events. Properly entertaining audiences with professional audio(visual) show elements has become essential. Trailers, intros and endshows have become crucial ingredients to draw in or engage and involve crowds.
"Without music, life would be a mistake. "
" None but ourselves can free our minds. "
" Talent... is a lack of genius."
Sittard, The Netherlands