photography by Datavar Melvin
Mehdi Chafi known as Sjaak can look back on many years in the music business. While he is super famous in his home country, the Netherlands, he is still a real newcomer over here. The artist with Moroccan roots spent his youth on the streets of Amsterdam, and has dealt with his experiences in rap songs. He addresses topics such as social problems or drug consumption and shook up the Dutch media landscape at the time.
Many years have passed since then, and Sjaak has made progress in miscellaneous directions. He can now be seen in movies, comedy shows, and TV programs, and produces more electronic infused sound. His hit “Trompetisto”, released this summer, was a real zinger, reaching gold status in The Netherlands wihtin a few month only. The video is funny and cheeky, and doesn’t take itself too seriously which is a welcome change during this times. A zeitgeist trend that can also f.e. be noticed in the successful Australian house and techno producer FISHER. And yes, music can be fun, does not always have to be political and can simply be hilarious and off the grid. Always with a wink. In addition, “Trompetisto” is absolutely danceable and crafted well. So get up from your chair, paint the town red and say hallo to Sjaak.
Watch the video below: