Remastering Heartbeat

JP & Private Life was the name of a loose bunch of excellent musicians, that in the early eighties gathered around singer/songwriter JP Den Tex.  Roughly every two years they recorded an album and usually did a small tour after the release to promote it. The core of this incidental band was formed by bass […]

The Attraction (1978)

As of today, Friday August 27 2021, the album Cinecittà – from JP’s former band The Attraction – will be available on streaming services. The Attraction was a Dutch band, that operated in the late seventies. First there was Another Roadside Attraction, an acoustic folky foursome that played small venues, consisting of leadsinger Emile Den […]

De Vertalingen

Kees Prins, Paul de Munnik en JP den Tex – ooit eerder samen ‘on the road’ met de theatershow “Op Weg Naar Huis” (2007) – vertaalden 20 iconische Amerikaanse popsongs. Liedjes van Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Lou Reed, Tom Waits, Robbie Robertson en Neil Young. In “De Vertalingen” onthullen ze het verborgen verhaal achter elk […]

Life After Corona

Today we’re almost one year into the pandemic – and it looks like we’re still only halfway through. But our – still very comfortable –  ‘western’ lives are not only threatened by the pandemic. There’s also stifling inequality and a climate catastrophe looming in the distance. So never waste a good crisis, as very wise […]

Reissue JP 80-ies pop

Through the years folks have been asking for this 80-ies JP Den Tex pop sampler! Although young Den Tex may still be looking for a voice here, the songs on ‘Hungry Years (1980-1986)’ already stand out because of their songwriting and storytelling qualities, taking us back to JP’s boho years. Love gone awry (on A […]

Beatnik Americana

We started a new documentary series on Facebook, ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’. Every Thursday a new episode. Here’s a little prelude: “In 2000 our record company Bedrock arranged for the making of a special DJ remix to the catchy tune ‘Maddalena’, one of the most popular tracks on our ‘Hotel Yankee Tango’ album. The Americana sound of […]