Lodewijk Fluttert, best known by his stage name Bakermat, is a Dutch DJ and music producer from the village of Markelo in Overijssel.His music consists of a mix of electronic, deep and tropical house, and techno music produced in a minimalist manner with jazz and soul influences. Active since 2012, his music is a direct precedent of the "tropical house" and "melodic house" subgenres that gained prominence during the mid-2010s.
Fluttert began to make music at the age of 18 when he studied at the University of Utrecht and discovered deep house. Quickly learning DJ'ing and production techniques, he released two tracks in 2012 ("Zomer" and the Martin Luther King-sampling "Vandaag") and soon came to the attention of several electronic music labels. He signed to the dance agency Soulmax shortly afterward. In 2013, he put out the Uitzicht EP on Soundplate Records. The track hit a few European singles charts, but when Sony-affiliated B1 Recordings re-released "Vandaag" as "One Day (Vandaag)" in 2014, it became a massive hit, reaching the Top 5 in several countries (including the top spot in France) and propelling him to further acclaim. High-profile DJ gigs followed, and his melodic, jazz-influenced house music attracted large crowds and led to him performing at the EDM festival Tomorrowland. That same year, Dutch label Deep Soul released Bakermat's gospel-inspired "Teach Me" single, which was remixed by Detroit-born house legend MK (Marc Kinchen). "Games," a more pop-oriented single featuring vocalist Marie Plassard, followed in early 2016.
Playing more festivals and more high-profile gigs, both as a DJ and with a live band, Bakermat is continuing to grow as an artist. And with sets filled with joy and happines, and always melodic, we can't wait to see what Bakermat has in store for 2017!