About Red Bullet Productions
The year is 1968: Willem van Kooten (photo) is a popular disc jockey on Dutch
radio. He has a style that shows he understands how to use radio effectively.
But he aslo has a sharp ear for new talent. He combines passion for the medium
with good business sense. Many still say he was the founder of Dutch commercial
Willem teamed up with Freddy Haayen, the product manager at the Polydor record
company. Together they decided the market was ripe for a new and exciting record
and publishing company. "Red Bullet" was the result and the search
was on for rising stars. They signed groups such as Shocking Blue and Golden
Earring within a short period; names that climbed the chartds in mahy countries,
not just the Netherlands. Shocking Blue made headlines with their super-hit "Venus", "Send
Me A Postcard" and "Love Buzz". "Venus" was later
released in a cover version by Bananarama in the 1980's. "Love Buzz" reached
a new generation of fans when it was recorded in the 90's by Nirvana.
Golden Earring conquered the world with memorable songs like "Another
45 Miles", "Radar Love", "Eight Miles High", and later "Long
The succes continued. Names such as Earth & Fire, Bolland & Bolland,
Max Werner, the George Baker Selection live on today, plus the unique Stars
On 45 project in the 1980's.
Red Bullet has also released albums by Hil St. Soul, Beverly Knight, Prince
(also known as Symbol), God's Gift and Dilana Smith.
Several years ago a talented young lady from South Africa became famous in Holland. Well known for here spectacular live performances Red Bullet offered her to produce her first rock album "WONDERFOOL". That was Dilana Smith's debut. The album and singles were well received in the dutch media and here enthousiastic fanbase.
In 2004 Dilana moved to Houston, United States Of America, to find out if she could be of any meaning to the US rockscene.
In sight of the big final, the jury decided to let go 3 of the 4 contesters. Dilana was one of the three. We believe she was a very good runner up in the acclaimed tv series ROCKSTAR SUPERNOVA. Find out her own space and her own website here. You can get all her Red Bullet releases here of download via iTunes
Focus was in the 70's a wellknown dutch band performing progressive rock music. Hits like "Sylvia", "House Of The King" and "Hocus Pocus" found their way to many international charts.
A new Focus era has started, with new elan, new compositions. Red Bullet is proud to present two releases. A re-release of Focus 8, shortly followed by a brandnew Focus 9/New Skin on September 22, 2006. Take a look at the full bio.
Focus 8 is now available in our webshop More Focus info can be found at Focus' website.
Jeroen van der Boom - Vanderboom
At the age of 12 Jeroen was already on stage. After he finished his study he decided to become a fulltime artist. Worked in Amsterdam as singer and pianoplayer. He played at the Rembrandtsplein which is one of the finest music scene in Amsterdam.
His debut album is a mix of jazz, blues and funk, with his own visions on some classics. Also original works are included. Vanderboom is a warm, jazzy, soulful album which deserves a place in your cd library.
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Los Immorales - La Teoria (rb 66.245)
It is 2005 and "LOS IMMORALES" (I$ki, Mena$a &Wilking) have finally emerged from their notorious spell with in the music underground scene.
It all started in 1999 when I$ki and Mena$a, two crazy deejays, recorded their first underground track. Inspired by this song, a few other friends (Immo Family) joined and formed a group. <more>
Paulus Potters - Slang (rb 66.236)
Lounge music is an international 'thing'. "Slang" is the international release
of Paulus' astonishing lounge debut called "Herengracht". Although a famous
street in Amsterdam, it is a difficult name to pronounce.
The music is the same. Laid back, lounge, sunny sunday afternoon with friends,
wine, cheese. And Paulus Potters. <shop>
Golden Earring - Live From The Twilight Zone (dvd9)
Hot on the heels of Twilight Zone, in 1983 number 10 in Billboard, and 27
weeks in the single charts, with Cut, the corresponding album, going gold
after 30 weeks on the album charts, 1984 was another banner year for Golden
Maruja - Azuca (rb 66.238)
The Miami based Maruja is a big Celia Cruz fan. This album is a spectacular tribute
to the best Salsa singer ever. From the enormous repertoire left by Celia Cruz,
Maruja picked 12 songs. Assisted by producers and musicians like Rodolfo Castillo,
Omar Hernandez, Richard Bravo, Euduardo Rodriguez (well known in the latin music
scene) this album 'AZUCA' is a true tribute.
Funky Boudoir (rb 66.233)
This band from Belgium mixes funk, blues and jazz to a sound which we can call
'cool summer breeze'.
The album contains 13 great songs; soulful, romantic but moreover danceable.
The debutsingle HOME IMPROVEMENT received positive reactions from press, radio