It was just me listening to the growing urge that I had to do something else next to Drum’n’Bass. When we started to make electronic music we used to make all kinds of genres. Then we fell in love with D’n’B and from then on we dedicated most of our time trying to master that skill, but our interest for other types of music had never left (I listen and go see all sorts of music). Now that we made 5 albums I think you can say we mastered it pretty well and the Urge just started to come back. When it comes to making music you have to keep challenging yourself. Widening your horizon helps keeping you creative. So I started to play around…and I found myself really enjoyed it, It gave me a lot of positive energy, a lot of new ideas (for both Tinlicker and Black Sun Empire) and one thing just lead to the next. Before I knew it I had a lot of finished tracks and Tinlicker was born.
The album will be released on Zero Three Zero, it’s a huge release, with 22 tracks plus two bonus cuts. “It’s My First Time Here“, released for free in December 2012, was the world’s first introduction to Micha Heyboer outside of his established DnB outfit, Black Sun Empire. Made up of Heyboer, his brother Milan and high school friend Rene Verdult, BSE are established purveyors of darkstep-fuelled drum n bass with five albums under their belts and a committed worldwide fanbase. Tinlicker’s sound is an exciting departure, but not a shocking one given Micha’s eclectic influences, from Paul Kalkbrenner and Trentemøller to Radiohead and Patrick Watson.