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.







The Mailmen Sessions
BEN CAPLAN

BEN CAPLAN

The first time I met Ben Caplan, I was seated about two meters from his piano and obviously wasn’t acquainted with the volume of his voice yet. It was Record Store Day 2012 and we were at book and record store De Drvkkery in Middelburg. Since then, Caplan has been doing well in The Netherlands...
MAILMEN SESSION: CASE MAYFIELD

MAILMEN SESSION: CASE MAYFIELD

The first time I recorded a session with Case Mayfield, the servers had a hard time keeping up with the amount of visitors. Now, three years later, Mayfield has done well; he released two albums and had a lot of publicity, good and ‘controversial’. No sex tapes yet though, luckily.
MAILMEN SESSION: RYAN JOSEPH BURNS

MAILMEN SESSION: RYAN JOSEPH BURNS

It would seem you don’t need an introduction to Ryan Joseph Burns anymore on this website. He’s been featured a lot of times, not without reason though. In March this year we recorded a session with him at the Mailmen studio. Burns performed five songs, including a cover of The Low Anthem’s ‘To Ohio’. If...
THE MAILMEN SESSIONS: THREE BLIND WOLVES

THE MAILMEN SESSIONS: THREE BLIND WOLVES

Here’s the second episode of the series we’ve named The Mailmen Sessions. First up were The Seventeenth Century, on that same day in May 2010, we filmed Three Blind Wolves lead singer Ross Clark. Producer Martijn Groeneveld has a studio in Utrecht called Mailmen Studio. Every now and again we’ll invite a band into the...