Fav 2014 tunes.


Popcaan – Where we come from

Slow Magic – How to Run Away

Tinashe – Aquarius

ScHoolboy Q, Oxymoron

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Piñata

Run the Jewels, Run the Jewels 2

Odesza – In return

Yung Lean – Unknown Memory

MØ – No Myhtologies To Follow

Cashmere Cat – Wedding Bells

A montage

2013 calls for an instagram montage

Travelled quite a lot this year. Snowboarded through Austria. Weekend excursions to Lucca, Pisa & Amsterdam. Baguettes & petanque in the South of France. A needed summer vacation in Malta and a great trip to New York top it all off.

Some good parties were thrown and several great #jongtuig meet-ups in between starting Walkie Talkie with some great partners.

Ended the year with a great 28th birthday party and hearing that I’ll become a godfather in 2014. A montage.

Creole Cowboys

In this short documentary directed by Tabitha Denholm shines a light on Louisiana’s R&B-Infused Zydeco trail-riding culture. The film brings  a behind-the-curtain look at the way the good people of Louisiana — namely the outskirts of Lafayette — dance, sing, eat, drink and most importantly, ride. Imbued in tradition, we watch and learn what their culture means to them as proud American-born Creoles that don’t miss a beat each day.

“I loved the idea of going to massive parties on horseback,” says British director Tabitha Denholm. “Its word-of-mouth element reminded me of the early-90s raves in the UK—it is huge, but it’s outside of the mainstream media. You find out about events from flyers or from your mates.” Filmed in rural areas outside Lafayette over four days that included a raucous Labor Day weekender, Denholm’s short captures the fundamental relationship between horses and zydeco music and Louisiana’s Creole population. While Cajun grew from the white tradition in Southern Louisiana, zydeco evolved as a faster, more rhythm-driven incarnation of Creole or ‘la la’ music as it used to be called. Trail riding combines both riding and dancing elements, as groups of young and old set out through the countryside until they reach a designated party spot. Zydeco has always absorbed other types of music, and the scene has been reinvigorated by the influence of hip-hop and R&B. As loops and breaks have bolstered the traditional accordion and washboard, so a new audience has saddled up to find the party. “In New Orleans they told me, ‘The real action is in the countryside,’” says Denholm. “And it’s true. These dudes are so proud of their horses. They customize them, paint their hooves, plait their hair. They’re like mods with their scooters.”


To the 5 boroughs.

Saturday we will be flying out to New York City. A trip we have been looking forward to for a couple (rather years) months now. Over the past weeks I repeatedly said we should prepare our trip beforehand. Do some decent research, read up on things, ask friends for tips and tricks. Couple of days to go, none of the above has really happened on my end. Therefor, I plan to get lost. Seems perfectly fine and realistic in New York :D

In the meantime all tips, tricks and suggestions accepted.

6 months in.

And we’re back! Have not blogged for a while now, so time for a quick update! Roughly 8-9 months ago I decided to hand in my resignation and search for some kind of new pastime.  I felt the urge  to take a next (hopefully more challenging) step in life. For those who have gone through this thought process, you know how tiring it can be so for that reason I decided to give myself some breathing space and resigned right away without having a next plan.

This gave me a lot of worries at first but also gave me several advanteges. For starters I had more time on hand, space and  the opportunity to openly talk  with  people about my mindset. It also gave me the necessary pressure to find a solution. I had already started talking to different people. Some nice companies who were looking for some new blood. Come to think of it I talked to a lot of people, with anyone who was interested to take the time and listen to my story really. Right now I can’t express my gratitude for everyone who helped out  with that process, somewhere along the line you all shaped those first thoughts and ideas for me.

By chance I happened to bump into a couple likeminded souls and together we decided to set up Walkie Talkie. This led us to choose a certain path, one in which a bunch (actually a whole lot) of awesome people were willing to support us. Without that support it would have been a much harder road up till now. Over the past weeks and months we set up a basecamp in Ghent and found ourselves some great first clients and projects to work on. Time will tell who else will join them, but its been a great trip for now, one in which I have already learned so much more.

Some exciting times lay ahead as I feel we are picking up some speed now. Don’t hesitate to mail or call us (+32 476 57 32 45) if you want to find out more. Always up to share our story, opinions and other thoughts over coffee or a beer. Over & out.



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