Onder Invloed is a project by Dutch journalist Matthijs van der Ven. The title means ‘under the influence’. Since June 16th 2008, he filmed numerous international musicians covering their favourite songs in sessions and at Onder Invloed live shows. His first book, Onder Invloed, was published in 2012.










My Influences
MY INFLUENCES 2012

MY INFLUENCES 2012

This year I started a new series, using streaming service Spotify. I asked musicians and friends to make playlists of their favourite songs. The My Influences series will continue in 2013, but first here’s the collection of songs of 2012’s playlists in one big playlist.
24. MY INFLUENCES, BY PAUL TASKER

24. MY INFLUENCES, BY PAUL TASKER

Paul Tasker is one of the guys who introduced me to Glasgow, now one of my favourite cities around. Tasker, one of the best guitarists I know, is currently working on a instrumental solo EP which is due to be released in 2013.
23. MY INFLUENCES, BY... ARTHUR ADAM

23. MY INFLUENCES, BY… ARTHUR ADAM

Next week, on the 16th of November, Arthur Adam‘s new album ‘Pulse’ will be released. No better time than today to publish the playlist he made for the My Influences series a while ago. Here it is, a collection including The Beach Boys, Wilco, Sufjan Stevens, Joe Jackson, Chet Baker and many more.
22. MY INFLUENCES, BY... ROYAL PARKS

22. MY INFLUENCES, BY… ROYAL PARKS

He’s got his debut album coming out this month, his Onder Invloed session will be online soon too, but while waiting for all that, why not listen to his favourite songs? Royal Parks, a.k.a. Diederik Nomden (who has played with Johan, Daryll-Ann, Awkward I and Bertolf) picked out twelve songs that make you forget about...
21. MY INFLUENCES, BY... THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

21. MY INFLUENCES, BY… THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

The bandmembers of The Seventeenth Century from Glasgow pitched in five songs each for this playlist. Some of them weren’t on Spotify (Robin Williamson‘s ‘By Weary Well’ & Bonnie Prince Billy’s ‘Madeleine Mary‘), but there are still 23 tracks to be found in this two-hours-long playlist. The Seventeenth Century is working on their debut album,...
20. MY INFLUENCES, BY... ONDER INVLOED (2)

20. MY INFLUENCES, BY… ONDER INVLOED (2)

This week I decided to make a playlist myself, for the second time in this series. So, from now on, out of every twenty playlists in the My Influences series, one will be made by me. For this – 20th – playlist, I’ve choses twenty songs that I have been (re-)introduced to through Onder Invloed...
19. MY INFLUENCES, BY... RO HALFHIDE

19. MY INFLUENCES, BY… RO HALFHIDE

Ro Halfhide shouldn’t really need an introduction on this website, seen as he’s recorded a session, played live shows and recorded the audio for many sessions. Halfhide is a songwriter, producer and drummer from Amsterdam, who’s worked with Case Mayfield, Lucky Fonz III, Davie Lawson and many others. Here is his playlist of favourite songs,...
18. MY INFLUENCES, BY... LENZIE MOSS

18. MY INFLUENCES, BY… LENZIE MOSS

I first heard of the Glasgow-based band Lenzie Moss through Nicholas John Grant and Andrew Truscott of The Seventeenth Century who also play in Finlay Macdonald’s band. You might have already seen the session I recorded with Macdonald – who previously has played in Teenage Fanclub and BMX Bandits and is now finishing the Lenzie...