Onder Invloed (The Influences) is a project by

Dutch music journalist Matthijs van der Ven.


Since 2008, he's been filming his favourite

musicians covering their influences in sessions.











Best Of
ONDER INVLOED SESSIONS IN 2016

ONDER INVLOED SESSIONS IN 2016

As almost every year since the start of Onder Invloed (The Influences) in 2008, last year has often managed to surprise me. After many sessions I found myself listening to the recordings over and over again, amazed by the covers and talent. I can’t help but be a little proud that these musicians put in...
ONDER INVLOED SESSIONS IN 2015

ONDER INVLOED SESSIONS IN 2015

While we’ve started a new year already, let’s look back one last time on the sessions that’ve appeared on Onder Invloed (The Influences) in 2015. It’s been a year of extremes – there were four months when I wasn’t able to do anything – but in the end I managed to publish 25 sessions in...
ONDER INVLOED SESSIONS IN 2014

ONDER INVLOED SESSIONS IN 2014

Like every year, I’ve made an overview of what Onder Invloed did in the past twelve months. It’s a good time to look back on what has been done and published, especially because I usually tend to look forward, always planning new sessions and looking for new opportunities.
ONDER INVLOED SESSIONS IN 2013

ONDER INVLOED SESSIONS IN 2013

I don’t know about you, but within a week I got fed up with the abundance of ‘best of 2013’ lists by journalists, bloggers, venues, you name it. Especially the ones that clearly are carefully constructed with other people’s opinions in mind. All of them will deny this, obviously, but who cares? Still, I wanted...
THE BEST OF ZONDER INVLOED 2012

THE BEST OF ZONDER INVLOED 2012

In 2012, I decided these extra songs recorded during sessions could use their own posts and category. The name ‘Zonder Invloed‘ was quickly thought of and www.zonderinvloed.com was bought. The videos in this category are original songs by the musicians I record sessions with.
THE BEST OF 2012

THE BEST OF 2012

It was a strange year, 2012. I didn’t record as many sessions as I would have liked, but the ones I did, made up for it. This post is above all a look back on the past twelve months, starting in January, when my first book was published.
THE ONES THAT ALMOST MADE THE CUT

THE ONES THAT ALMOST MADE THE CUT

I liked the Top 10 of Best Of Onder Invloed in 2011 I published earlier this week. But there was more to 2011 than those ten videos. A lot more. Here are ten videos that could just as easily have ended up in the top ten. I hope you enjoy this. Stay away from fireworks,...
BEST OF ONDER INVLOED 2011

BEST OF ONDER INVLOED 2011

It’s one of the more difficult tasks in between eating three Christmas dinners in a row and having to answer for not going to any overexpensive party at New Year’s Eve; deciding which ten videos I consider to be among the best of Onder Invloed in 2011. I did it anyway, just like in 2009...