LAKKER - Struggle & Emerge

During the Summer of 2015, Irish electronic music duo Lakker were invited by the RE:VIVE Initiative to create a conceptual work around the theme of the Dutch and water. Lakker were provided a curated set of material from The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, the Dutch national audiovisual archive. They could only sample these materials which all pertained to the theme of the Dutch and water.

To gain insight into the topic, Lakker went on a journey around the Netherlands to meet professors and researchers who could explain to them different aspect of this massive theme.

This documentary shows Lakker’s how the knowledge they gained, things they saw and people they met all influenced their new Maxi-EP, Struggle & Emerge which is out now via R&S Records.


New v/a compilation Damrak is a collaboration between Fog Mountain Records and RE:VIVE.  10 producers used the sounds of Amsterdam as captured by archival field recordings and TV broadcasts from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision to generate a soundtrack to the city. Each track is its own impression of the city and the source material. From the industrial homage to the old NDSM Werf by Swarm Intelligence, the sonic aerial view of the city through an emergency siren by Arad, or Know V.A.’s beat-driven journey through the Amsterdam Metro Riots of 1975, each track represents the artists’ impressions of a city that’s been bombarded with change, stagnation, success and strife.


V/A – 010 a 14 track conceptual compilation inspired by the city of Rotterdam. All tracks composed out of Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision archival material related to the city. From the sound of the busy Port of Rotterdam, haunting Maastunnel, medieval relic the Sint Laurenskerk and the hustle and bustle of a modern, working class city V/A – 010 is a stark contrast to Amsterdam’s more mystical and magical fog draped sound. 010 is available no for free via Fog Mountain Records.