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Nickname: Secret-weapoN
Country: Netherlands
City: Tilburg
Status: Active
Tribe: Electronica
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Music is my Life!

Secret weapoN, also known as Valentijn de Bakker, started his career as a young boy at the age of thirteen. He was into gaming and got himself a new console. With this new toy he was able to create sounds and tracks in a musical game. This was the start of his interest in music. After a long time of playing this game, he didn’t really saw a serious career coming up, so his interest got away and he discovered the fun of playing basketball with friends. He was a fanatic player and his skills made his team often win when the chance was big that they would lose. They all called him the ’secret weapon’. While playing basketball weekly with his friends, some of the boys came with the idea to start a rap group. Valentijn was enthusiastic abo...

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Secret weapoN, also known as Valentijn de Bakker, started his career as a young boy at the age of thirteen. He was into gaming and got himself a new console. With this new toy he was able to create sounds and tracks in a musical game. This was the start of his interest in music. After a long time of playing this game, he didn’t really saw a serious career coming up, so his interest got away and he discovered the fun of playing basketball with friends. He was a fanatic player and his skills made his team often win when the chance was big that they would lose. They all called him the ’secret weapon’. While playing basketball weekly with his friends, some of the boys came with the idea to start a rap group. Valentijn was enthusiastic about the idea and wanted to continue producing beats where he once stopped before. He offered to be the producer of their new group 'RealistiK'. Of course, he needed an artist name for himself, so there was no doubt that he would call himself 'Secret weapoN'. After a lot of rehearsals and music making with his crew, Secret weapoN got an interest in electronic music.
Around the age of eighteen, he started to focus on his solo career. His interests were growing and he found inspiration in house, dubstep and experimental beats. Other influences that he used in his music, were metal, rock and classical music. Bands like Linkin Park, Korn, System of a Down, Noisia, Pendulum and later on Nero were acts he could relate his own music with. When he was 21, he got interested in working with vocalists. His network got bigger and he got to know a lot of musicians. He met Coco Bloom, a singer-songwriter that writes acoustic music. Her style can be described as pop, soul, funk and reggae. They collaborated for a year or two and are now together as a couple. Together they inspired each other with their own styles. They work on songs that have elements of both music interests. House and dance combined funky vocals was the start for their own act, BPM, a.k.a. Broke People’s Music.
Later on he met two artists, that formed the act 'Wolkuhkrabbers' (Skyscrapers). They produced hiphop songs, but were interested in other influences that Secret weapoN could help them with. A few collaborations further, Secret weapoN was invited to join this act and work as their producer and CEO. He is now able to mix and master songs of their own and other musicians. While he worked as a producer for Wolkuhkrabbers, he met two other musicians. They also asked him to join there act, called 48 Degrees. Later on, they decided to name themselves 48 Secrets, after Secret weapoN was their new producer. Together they create a new style of house music, with influences like, dance, complextro and hip-hop.
Nowadays, Secret weapoN and his acts are working on their debut albums that will be released soon.

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