Meet Jos Bakker, 18 years old from The Netherlands. Currently finishing his exams for a Design School.
“...All of a sudden many other Youtubers were making songs and diss tracks. So I added most of them. Then my playlist blew up out of their fame. ”
What music did you grow up listening to as a young kid?
My father was always playing some old tracks on the radio in the living room. So as a really young kid I got used to that genre. When I almost finished primary school I kinda developed my own musical taste. I started listening to everything that was trending. There were a couple of dutch artist for kids in that time. But when I look back at it now, I don't understand how I could listen to that garbage
In highschool I started to listening to some hardstyle. This was really popular in The Netherlands and still, hardstyle/EDM is one of The Netherlands biggest exports. Also I started to appreciate rock and old music much more. Also you can tell by my other playlists that I really love that genre. I have a "Best Of- Rock Classics playlist with a little over 200 followers at the time. I think I'm even more proud on that playlist than the "Youtube 2019"
Name one of your favorite albums of all time?
I think this is the hardest question you asked me because music is really a passion / lifestyle for me. But if I had to answer it I would say "(What's The Story) Morning Glory" by Oasis. There is so much variation in this album plus the fact that my favorite song of all time is on there which is "Don't Look Back In Anger"
Also I am in love with the band Queen. So much that I went to the premiere of Bohemian Rhapsody the movie. There is so much variation between all the Queen songs
What is the best concert you’ve ever been to and why?
I don't think there is a specific concert that I liked the most. But where I live there are lots of big parties with (cover) rockbands. I go to most of them with my friends. The ambiance there is just so nice. All of them combined makes my year complete
There is also a big music and cross festival in midsummer called "Zwarte cross" This is the biggest festival of The Netherlands. It's a combination of music stages and motocross. I went to that festival a couple of times and I think that is an experience everybody should have in their life. On stage there are names like: Volbeat, The Black Eyed Peas and many other big Dutch names
What is the last song you listened to?
The last song I listened to is Perfect Design by Navarone. This is a small dutch band I know for a while now. They participated at The Voice of Holland last season. They won second place
How did the playlist come to be?
When I was 13 years old I was all into Vine. My favorite vine star was Logan Paul. I followed him everywhere (on social media) One day, like 3 years ago, he tweeted out that he was going to vlog on Youtube. So I sat in the middle of the night in my bed and subscribed to Logan. At that time he had 2K subscribers. I watched his vlogs everyday. One day he blew up and he has now around 18M subscribers. Like 2 years ago he and he little brother started to make music. I thought is was great and put it in a spotify playlist. All of a sudden many other Youtubers were making songs and diss tracks. So I added most of them. Then my playlist blew up out of their fame. Nowadays I will randomly add a song here and there. So this is how the playlist come to be
What is your favorite quote? Or do you have a life slogan?
Ouch this is a hard one, but I always say "Make yourself proud". To overcome your fears, start something you normally wouldn't have done and live the best life you can. I don't see why you should be upset about anything, I'm always a happy person, and I enjoy every single minute of my life. Music really helps me with this