Lions Sync Mission (writerscamp)

After two years of absence Buma Music in Motion is heading back to the beach of Cannes for some serious matchmaking and a writerscamp.

Below you’ll find the participants who are joining us in Cannes for the Lions Sync Mission (writerscamp). Click on their names to know more about them!

Adura Sulaiman
Blanks
Catalina Schweighauser
Josha Daniel
Katie Kittermaster
Luna Morgenstern
Mathias Janmaat
Thijs van der Klugt
Yoshi Breen

Adura Sulaiman
After years spent touring the world in other bands (Feng Suave, Sofie Winterson), Future Husband is the debut solo project of Adura, whose sound falls somewhere between intimate reflection and cinematic grand gestures. Loose composition and lyrical concepts were reshaped and recorded alongside bandmates/best friends Thomas Bosveld, Ivar Otten, Kike Zwagerman, and Twan de Roo in a location only adding to the ethereal, romanticized feeling of the project: a teepee in the Dutch countryside. The tracks were further mixed in New York by Grammy award-winner Scott Jacoby (John Legend, Sia, Janelle Monáe, Coldplay).

Blanks
Simon started out as a bedroom producer at his parental home, the 24-year-old songwriter is already the most promising indie pop artist from the Netherlands. Traveling the world as the overexcited music boy he is, not even a pandemic could bring down his spirit. Blanks frequently asks his followers to contribute ideas during his songwriting process, resulting in instant bops like ‘Wave’, ‘Bittersweet’ and ‘Higher’. With a sold-out EU & NL tour in October & November 2021, Blanks is expanding his online presence to offline as well.

Catalina Schweighauser
Catalina is a singer, artist and songwriter for Pop, Dance and Kpop. She is based in Amsterdam. She has over 100 Million streams all combined, more than 115 000 monthly listeners on Spotify and she Co-wrote n°1 track on Dutch Radio ‘Ze Huilt Maar Ze Lacht’ by Maan which is currently n°293 in the TOP 2000 NLsongs. Co-wrote other songs like ‘Atheltic Girl’ by K-Pop girlsband H1-KEY and ‘Banana’ from David Puentez. She also releases music under her artists name, CATALI with tracks such as ‘Fire’, ‘Talk To Me’ with Gromee and ‘Therapy’ featuring Sagan. She has won awards such as ‘Most influential song of the year 2021’, ‘Song of the year 2020’ in the Netherlands with “Ze Huilt Maar Ze Lacht” and for writing music for the 3rd Dutch best movie of 2019 “Fuck de Liefde”.

Josha Daniel
Dutch singer/songwriter Josha Daniel is renowned for his mesmerizing vocals on his recent collabs with Armin van Buuren, Eelke Kleijn and Quentyn. First landing under the microscope of the Indie Rock world, being the former centerpiece of the popular Dutch band called Silent War, Josha now uncovered his passion for producing, moving forward as solo producer and singer. Josha’s music has proven to be both loved by electronic dance music fans as the Indie pop community. Merging solid drums with eighties inspired synth sounds, Josha Daniel knows how to give his music a unique mix of different styles and genres. M83 and Rüfüs Du Sol fans will love his sound with its spacy atmosphere, understated sophistication and uplifting feel.

Katie Kittermaster
Katie Kittermaster articulates the melancholy of young adulthood with a unique warmth, wit and clarity. On her 2019 EP Coming Home At Dawn, she parcels up her songwriting craft in the humblest of sonic spaces, leaning predominantly on guitar and voice. Opening for the likes of Jools Holland, Olly Murs and Ronan Keating and touring with Lucy Spraggan, and Boyzlife (Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy) over the course of the past two years has made it abundantly clear for Katie that crowds really homed in on her honest, conversational songs. As her words were sung back to her manifold, she was compelled to explore the potential of her music a little deeper. New single One Of A Kind introduces a more condensed, pop-focused direction for Katie, without sacrificing the down-to-earth magnetism that marked her previous material. The song holds the looking glass under a long-term relationship in your teens and the quandary of knowing you need to let go.

Luna Morgenstern
Don't call her a singer, she warns on her socials. Get rid of that outdated idea that a singer only does or can do that. Like her examples Charli XCX, FKA twigs and SOPHIE, Cologne-born Luna Morgenstern does everything herself, from songwriting, production to writing the lyrics, singing her songs – ranging from ambient to powerful electro-pop – and coming up with of her music videos. She also does the former for others, in the Netherlands as well as in Germany and Switzerland.

Mathias Janmaat
Mathias Janmaat is an Amsterdam based producer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist. After releasing multiple records and touring the world with his former band Bombay, Mathias moved into songwriting and production for artists and brands alike. He has a unique, left of center sonic signature that he brings to all his work, which spans from artist projects like Sevdaliza, Son Mieux and Weval to brands such as Diesel, Cartier, BMW, Heineken and many more.

Thijs van der Klugt
Thijs van der Klugt is a much requested writer, multi instrumentalist, producer and mixer. He has been involved in a wide range of projects that span over a great deal of the musical spectrum. From classic indie band productions to genre defying cross-over alternative dance music, Thijs has earned his stripes. He is well known for his creative solutions and unique sounds when it comes down to arrangement and production.

Yoshi Breen
Yoshi is an award-winning Dutch songwriter, vocalist and producer. He has a rich history of playing in indie bands and has now shifted his focus to a fulltime songwriting career. He started writing songs at the age of 9 and has been around the globe to collaborate with and work for internationally recognized artists. Yoshi is an all-rounder and multi-instrumentalist. He has written and co-produced for artists such as Tiësto, Martin Garrix, Alok & Dynoro, Snoop Dogg, Armin van Buuren, Lost Frequencies, Sam Feldt, Emma Heesters, Martin Jensen, Möwe, Snoop Dogg, Hardwell, Conor Maynard, KSHMR, The Him, Dubvision and many more. Additionally, his music has been used for multiple syncs for brands such as AXE, Mini, Samsung and San Miguel Beer.