Based out of Utrecht, Jordi van Achthoven and Micha Heyboer make u the Tinlicker duo. Always honing their progressive sounds, continually shaping their destination, creating their new ideal in electronic music.
Crafted by an expression of computerised soul, Tinlicker are the modern face of Dutch electronic dance music. Based out of Utrecht, the guys started their journey towards today in late 2012, honing their sound, continually shaping their destination, creating their new ideal in music. Initially self releasing music it wasn’t long before said sound was noticed by none other than Feed Me, who was quick to sign a number of songs to his taste making Sotto Voce label. From there the ears of Zerothree tuned in and the world was given an array of head turning singles, including the irrepressible ‘Maandag’. Fans of Above & Beyond and Deadmau5 will be no stranger to Tinlicker, who have supported their beats many times across their live shows, Group Therapy and BBC radio shows. It’s no surprise then that when the time came to find a home for the 2017 hit ‘Soon You’ll Be Gone’ Anjunadeep was quick to put their hand up. Recently followed by the smashing ‘Because You Move Me’ on Armada and the ‘Jalapeño EP’ on Mau5trap. RA
“Children” is an instrumental composition by Italian composer Robert Miles. It was first released in Italy in January 1995 as part of the EP Soundtracks on Joe Vannelli’s DBX label, but it did not chart. Vanelli brought the track to a nightclub in Miami where it was heard by Simon Berry of Platipus Records.
Berry worked with Vannelli and James Barton (of Liverpool’s Cream nightclub) to release the song in November 1995 as the lead single from his album Dreamland. The song was Miles’ most successful single, being certified Gold and Platinum in several countries and reaching number one in more than 12 countries.
Miles gave two inspirations for the writing of “Children”. One was as a response to photographs of child Yugoslav war victims that his father had brought home from a humanitarian mission in the former Yugoslavia; and the other, inspired by his career as a DJ, was to create a track to end DJ sets, intended to calm rave attendants prior to their driving home as a means to reduce car accident deaths. The song cost £150 to record.
“Children” is one of the pioneering tracks of Dream house, a genre of electronic dance music characterized by dream-like piano melodies, and a steady four-on-the-floor bass drum. The creation of dream house was a response to social pressures in Italy during the early 1990s: the growth of rave culture among young adults, and the ensuing popularity of nightclub attendance, had created a weekly trend of deaths due to car accidents as clubbers drove across the country overnight, falling asleep at the wheel from strenuous dancing as well as alcohol and drug use. In mid-1996, deaths due to this phenomenon, called strage del sabato sera (Saturday night slaughter) in Italy, were being estimated at around 2000 since the start of the decade. The move by DJs such as Miles to play slower, calming music to conclude a night’s set, as a means to counteract the fast-paced, repetitive tracks that preceded, was met with approval by authorities and parents of car crash victims.
Critic Boris Barabanov claimed a similarity between “Children” and Russian singer Garik Sukachov’s song “Напои меня водой” (“Napoi menia vodoi” – “Quench my thirst”), and says the song was written before “Children”. Sukachov said that he gave his consent for the melody to be used. Wiki.