Tinlicker’s Remix of Robert Miles’ “Children” is a Beatport Number 1

We catch up with Utrecht-based producers Jordi van Achthoven and Micha Heyboer aka Tinlicker whose remix of Robert Miles “Children” hit Beatport’s overall top spot.

Jordi and Micha, Congratulations on your new number one on the Beatport charts! Did you already have a chance to celebrate?

Jordi: Thank you very much. It’s our first number one. We’re very happy about it. Actually we didn’t have time to celebrate it yet. But we are going to do that. We probably buy ourselves some sugar coated cookies and have a cup of tea on the couch with each other. 

Robert Miles “Children” has one of the most instantly recognizable melodies in the history of electronic dance music. What made you want to remix such a classic?  

Jordi: I always thought it would be nice to play that song some day. And that day came in October 2019 where Micha and I had to play in Prague. Before our show we edited the original “Children” track into a Tinlicker song just to play it for that one time. We never realized this would become an official track. 

The original version of “Children” came out when you were both still kids. Can you remember listening to it back then? Do you feel a special connection to the song?

Jordi: I was 14 years old and I bought the CD single. I was sitting in my parents house in my small bedroom and after inserting the disc and pressing play I somehow always was nervous when that melody came. But it always blew my mind back then. Hearing it now makes me feel so nostalgic in a good way. 

How does it feel to have such a big release without the possibility of playing it in front of a live crowd?

Luckily we made this song a year ago. We had the possibility to play it out for example at the Anjunadeep open air in Prague — you can see footage of it on YouTube. That was pretty epic. But it feels weird not to play. Luckily enough our music is also enjoyable listening. 

How are you dealing with the current pandemic and does it have any effect on your productivity as a musician?

It’s been a weird year so far. We both decided to work from home around March and April. But after those two months we didn’t speak to each other and our productivity almost disappeared at some point around May and June. There was nothing to work for in all these months and then there was also so much negativity in the news. But now since we launched our own Patreon page we definitely found our inspiration again.



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