Maarten Brijker is best known as Individualism, a beat creator and producer of electronic music since 2008.
Anno 2010 Maarten Brijker is a 17 year old musician from Amsterdam. He starts his carreer in the musicscene under the name Individualism. His name stands for the individualism he puts in his music. At a very young age he gets in contact with music. As his father is practising as a guitarplayer he was always surrounded by music. He already visits shows as a young boy. When he is seven years old Individualism starts playing guitar.
As a big fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers he plays all their songs. At the age of thirteen he gets in contact by his father with the computerprogram Reason. Soon he fills all his spare time making music by using the computer. All of a sudden he was able to make not just one melodyline, as with his guitar, but now it became possible to orchestrate a number, with several different lines. After a year of rehearsing he discovered Studio West, where he learns how to create music. He meets the Beat House Production Team. They enabled him to release his very first number on cd on the Aztex Label.
Besides this Individualism is working hard to record his own album and to release it. His style is inspired by the deep sound of Detroit House, Dubstep and the warm sound of Jazz. The music of Individualism has a very wide range; he differs from Broken Beat to Detroit House or Dubstep. With his very young age and refreshing view to music man will hopefully may enjoy his music for still a very long time...
Factoid: Maarten is also bassist in The Ice Cream Van.