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October 5, 2018


Young female-fronted pop punk band The Spvrk have a new single out today!
#produced #mixed





September 22, 2018


Congrats to Call It Off for getting on the 3FM radio playlist with 'Young'!
#produced #mixed





September 13, 2018


Produced & mixed this one: Sealow - All We Ever Needed. Check it out if you're into UK rock like Lower Than Atlantis and Don Broco!





September 2, 2018


Really enjoyed co-writing 4 tracks with Jasper Mook that ended up on his brand new album! Think 5 Seconds of Summer-like pop with a hint of We The Kings-like poppunk. Track 2, 4, 5 and 7 we wrote together.





July 26, 2018


The Young River has done it again: writing a killer POP tune that sounds like summer! Co-produced this with Nick Jongejan & mixed it!





July 6, 2018


Ever since the first time I saw Call It Off live in 2014 they've been my favorite Dutch pop/punk band, and I was lucky enough to get the chance to produce & mix their full length album 'Abandoned'. The blood, sweat & tears we poured in it paid off: the album got released on Sony Music early 2017, and eventually 4 singles from the album got regular airplay on 3FM.

Today is the start of a new chapter for them, and the release of their brand new single. Very happy to be a part of it again. Go and give them some love!





July 2, 2018


Distormed, a new female-fronted heavy rock band with past members of Delain and Shiverburn, just released their first single produced/mixed by yours truly!





June 5, 2018


I worked on 2 singles with Note To Amy, and I think you should definitely check it out if you're into bands like Bad Religion. Lots of fun and takes me straight back to the good old '90s!





May 25, 2018


Bucketlist moment! A song I co-wrote is featured in the new movie Ibiza, released worldwide on Netflix today!!

Song: Hardwell ft Alexander Tidebrink - We Are One

By the way: currently I don't really post about my dance-related release here anymore, so if you're interested in those then head over to www.robinvalo.com





March 23, 2018


Bottles Of Love released a new single today, and I had the pleasure of co-writing it with frontman Willem Jonker! Produced/mixed by Martijn Groeneveld at Mailmen.





March 8, 2018


A special treat for international women's day: this is the new Wannabeastar single that I produced/mixed! Starring in the music video: Geraldine Kemper, Sophie Hilbrand, Beertje van Beers, Hadewych Minis and more!





March 5, 2018


A brand new The Young River single! This one is more mellow pop than their other songs & it was a lot of fun to create! Keith Urban meets Simple Plan meets Justin Bieber if you ask me. Co-produced by Nick Jongejan, video by Hubrecht Eversdijk.





January 25, 2018


Huge congrats to Bottles Of Love for signing to one of our country's best booking agencies: Agents After All! I'm so glad with the debut album 'Hush' that we created, and wish you all the best with everything that comes next!





January 24, 2018


Call It Off just released a brandnew lyric video for 'Over And Over', taken from the album that I produced/mixed. Loving the video!





December 30, 2017


As 2017 comes to an end, I'd like to say a huge thank you to everybody that chose me to create new music with. It means a lot to get the chance to make music every day, and makes me want to keep getting better as a producer & songwriter.

Some highlights:
  • My favourite Dutch rockband Call It Off released their album on Sony Music, that I produced & mixed. It entered the Dutch charts and had lots of airplay on Dutch radio
  • Hardwell released 'We Are One', that I co-wrote. Released by Universal Music in Asia and by Revealed Recordings in the rest of the world
  • In 2017 I produced/mixed 36 songs, in genres like rock (Life's Electric, The Spvrk), pop (Mathias Vergels, Bottles Of Love), country/pop (The Young River) and punkrock (Wannabeastar, Note To Amy)
  • I (co-)wrote 37 finished songs this year. Many of them are planned for a release next year, but some of them already came out. Some co-written releases that came out in 2017 were with Blasterjaxx, Manse, Sound Rush, Refuzion and Swanky Tunes.

    2018 is looking bright. I wish you a new year where music gives you everything you dreamed of, except for that tiny bit to keep you reaching on your toes. Cheers!




    September 15, 2017


    Alright! So I produced & mixed another single for my favourite providers of heavy rock on Dutch radio, a.k.a. Life's Electric. Check this out of if you're into bands like Bring Me The Horizon or The Used!





    July 6, 2017


    I co-produced and mixed the very first single for a brandnew pop/country/rock band called The Young River, in which my ex-intern Nick Jongejan happens to be the singer, guitarist, songwriter and co-producer. If you're into Rascal Flatts, Hunter Hayes or Taylor Swift, be sure to check this out!





    June 26, 2017


    This is a big one for me: I co-wrote Hardwell's new release in Asia where it's out now on Universal Music! Featuring Taiwanese superstar Jolin Tsai!





    March 20, 2017


    I had the chance to produce/mix three new singles for Mathias Vergels, in Belgium well-known as actor in tv-series 'Thuis'. His first single is now released on Sony Music Belgium, and instantly added to the playlist of one of Belgium's biggest radio stations MNM!
    Thanks to Sony Music A&R manager Albert Grootoonk, and session musicians Robin Faas, Nick Jongejan, Tom Vorstius Kruijff and Jaap Mol!



    February 17, 2017


    New Bottles Of Love single out today! I had the great pleasure of producing, mixing en co-writing the song - and it's definitely one of my favourites off the full length album that's coming out on March 3rd!





    January 30, 2017


    Look who entered the Dutch album charts this week!

    Call It Off: congratulations with officially putting poppunk back on the map in NL!





    January 6, 2017


    After getting A LOT of airplay with their last single, Call It Off is back with a brandnew single taken from their upcoming album on Sony Music that I produced & mixed. Love this video!





    November 9, 2016


    Freshly signed to Sony Music, Call It Off is announced as 'serious talent' on major Dutch radio station Radio 3FM after they released their single 'Abandoned' that I produced and mixed. Worked so hard on these songs, so good to hear this on national radio now. Congrats!





    November 9, 2016


    One of the tracks that I co-wrote on latest Spinnin/Musicallstars writing camp is out now on Spinnin' Records! Pep & Rash and Polina - Echo.





    October 3, 2016


    New music! Life's Electric got awarded a '3FM Serious Talent' spot earlier this year, and tonight their brand new follow-up single 'King Of Second Chances' will be premiered on 3FM. This one was really fun to produce/mix and you definitely want to check this out if you're into bands like Bring Me The Horizon, Foo Fighters or anything in between. More rock on the radio!





    October 1, 2016


    'Release' by Atmozfears ft. David Spekter, that I wrote the topline (vocal melody & lyrics) for, exceeded 3 MILLION plays on Spotify!






    August 26, 2016


    Boom! Today is Call It Off's first release since signing to Sony Music! Which also means that it's actually my debut on a major label as a producer/mixer. We worked so hard on this and I still absolutely love this song. Please check this out if you're into any kind of rock/punk/pop!





    May 31, 2016


    And now for something completely different! Lately I've been doing a lot of songwriting for dance tracks and, although it was never my plan, DJs/labels asked me if they could release songs with my vocals. Things got a little out of hand, so I decided to hide under an alter ego. Meet my partner in crime and like/follow if you want to stay updated:

    Website: www.robinvalo.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/robinvalomusic
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/robinvalo





    May 10, 2016


    Finally it's there! Willem Jonker a.k.a. Bottles Of Love has been writing songs for this brandnew band for some years now, and I had the pleasure of co-producing and mixing these "hyperpop" gems. He'll release lots of new music this year, but today the first single AND the first EP:







    May 3, 2016


    Very glad to be producer & mixing engineer for the debut single of a band that I think could AND should achieve a lot of great things in the near future. Statesmen just signed to one of the best booking agencies Agents After All, are managed by Innercore Music, and hearing their next demos I'm sure this is only the beginning. Congrats guys!





    April 14, 2016


    I am now featured on Noise Creators: a new platform from the USA helping artists & music industry finding the right producer or mixing engineer. The site was founded by one of the biggest A&R-managers in rock music Johnny Minardi (Fueled By Ramen, Atlantic Records, Equal Vision, etc) and he had some nice words to say about my work! Also pretty cool to see my name in between some of my favorite producers, like James Paul Wisner and Joey Sturgis :-)

    They also put up a spotify link with some of my production/mixing here




    April 14, 2016


    Congrats to Life's Electric with being 'Serious Talent' on Radio 3FM! They recently did some aftershows for Muse and one of the songs we recorded overhere has already been getting some good airplay lately. Check their Serious Talent page on 3fm.nl here.




    January 13, 2016


    I've been writing toplines (vocal melody & lyrics) to some dance tracks in the last two years, and today I saw that three of those tracks are in the 2016 edition of the Hardstyle top 2000 of all time. Definitely didn't see this coming!




    October 26, 2015


    Had the honour of producing & mixing The Overslept's new single, really glad with the outcome. Great young and talented pop/rock band that already supported Simple Plan a few times this year. Convinced they're gonna achieve more in the near future!





    October 26, 2015


    Really enjoyed working on new PollyAnna songs the last few months. Brandnew single 'Rollercoaster' is out! Don't hesitate to check it out if you like yourself an uplifting catchy pop chorus!





    October 26, 2015


    Earlier this year I produced and mixed a new Call It Off single called 'Anesthesia' and here it is! It was a pleasure to work with (in my eyes) one of Europe's top notch pop punk / rock bands: I already loved their music long before they contacted me - these guys sure know how to craft a song!





    June 3, 2015


    I wrote the vocal melody & lyrics to this new Atmozfears dance banger, and I absolutely love the singer's voice. Can't believe it has over 27.000 views in less than 24 hours, insane!





    June 1, 2015


    Last month the third Destine album called 'Forevermore' came out, and I was credited as producer and songwriter, as well as leadvocals/guitar. Mixed by James Paul Wisner, mastered by Troy Glessner. Streamable on Spotify:





    May 6, 2015


    Here's the new Destine music video of the first single 'Down And Out', from the album 'Forevermore' that I wrote and produced. Don't try this at home!





    April 10, 2015


    Music Maker Magazine did a nice 2-page article on me and my studio in their march issue (in Dutch). Proud of my little studio :-) Check it!





    March 9, 2015


    Last saturday I started pre-production with one of my favourite bands in The Netherlands: Call It Off! If you haven't heard them yet, you probably will soon: they got a good buzz going on and just signed with Friendly Fire booking agency. Totally blown away by their new demos!





    February 23, 2015


    I mixed the music to the new European campaign for C&A.

    Composer: Cablejuice.nl
    Agency: KesselsKramer
    Production company: Knucklehead London





    February 22, 2015


    I wrote & sung the vocals to Atmozfears & Audiotricz - Reawakening. Disclaimer: check it out if you're into hardstyle!






    January 24, 2015


    Lately been working hard on writing tunes for some great artists, and I just uploaded a songwriting playlist on my soundcloud (www.soundcloud.com/robinvanloenen). More to come soon!






    January 2, 2015


    Just did a little bit of math, 2014 was pretty crazy to say the least. Thanks y'all, you know who you are!

    At the moment I'm pretty much booked up until July 2015, so if you consider working together please contact me well in advance. All the best for 2015!






    November 15, 2014


    More than a year ago I worked on my very first full album as a producer, for the very talented and handsome PollyAnna! Today is the release of her first single 'Sing', that I produced & mixed, and the only song on the album that we wrote together. Check it out if you're into catchy choruses, acoustic guitars, big drums and summer vibes. Exciting things about to happen!



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