The Highlights


KAiser Management

This Haarlem-based artist management office works since 2007 with various artists
on a long-term strategy for a sustainable development of their careers. 



Since forming in their hometown of the Netherlands in 2008, Chef’Special has released three albums, toured extensively and rapidly build a fanbase across Europe who instantly gravitated to the band’s unique blend of hip-hop, rock and reggae. Now the band is in the middle of their Stateside assault showcasing to American audiences what all the fuss has been about with this highly buzzed-about five-piece.

Although Chef’Special started out being influenced by acts like The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rage Against The Machine, they found that the more time they spent on the road, the more their sound developed sounding universally appealing to listeners all over the world. That’s especially true when it comes to the breakout single “In Your Arms” from Chef’Special’s 2014 second album Passing Through, which has already gone triple platinum.

Another huge part of Chef’Special’s success is their legendary live performances in which the audience is just as vital to the experience as the band themselves.

“We essentially just want to expel a lot of positive energy and get it back from whoever we’re playing for, so in that sense the live show is the most important thing to us. That’s the only way that you can see how you’re connecting with people in a totally raw and tangible way.”


David Benjamin is a singer- songwriter from Amsterdam who’s often compared to Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz. He is know by is well-crafted pop songs expressing genuine emotions by telling(showing) stories people can relate to.

His first two singles "Friends" and "Can't Get My Head Around Loving You" have been streamed over 10 million times on Spotify. Recently David’s song ‘Crazy’ was remixed by DJ-Producer Lost Frequencies which resulted in a worldwide hit song (100 million streams) and is top 10 airplay charts in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and France.

His new EP ‘The Progress’, which includes his latest single ‘Until The Morning Light’, was released in May 2018.


Jasper Zuidervaart is a Dutch producer, engineer, musician and songwriter. He is also known for mixing records, which is taking off these days. The last ten years he established a solid career working with artists like Chef'Special, Winne, Sean Christopher, Kris Berry, Jack & The Weatherman, Celine Cairo and Rilan & The Bombardiers.

Receiving Gold records for several albums and singles in the Benelux, Jasper is determined to develop young, creative and talented artists. The album ‘One for the Mrs.’ by Chef’Special, which he produced and mixed, was awarded with a Gold award in 2018. Also the single 'Birds' by Chef’Special reached the Gold status in the Benelux with more than 7 million streams. Jasper mixed the album 'Winne Zonder Strijd’, which received the State Award for best album. On the latest Chef’Special album ’Amigo’ Jasper was involved as an engineer and producer. ‘Amigo’ had been awarded with a Gold award and was also won the Edison Award for 'Best Album' in the year of release (2017).

Jasper’s studio, Studio Zuidervaart, is located in Rotterdam where he’s able to track and mix recordings.  


Likeminds is a Brooklyn based production team comprised of producers, songwriters, multi-instrumentalists and engineers Jesse Singer and Chris Soper. Together they have established an impressive track record of Gold and Platinum records, Grammy nominations/wins, and charting sons, both in the US and abroad.

Jesse and Chris both started their journeys as musicians, showing an interest in making sounds in as many ways possible, including keyboards, guitar, bass, drum set, saxophone, trumpet and whatever else they could get their hands on. They began their careers in the studio at the legendary Right Track Recording in Times Square (later named Legacy Studios and MSR Studios), where they cut their teeth as engineers, working with a dream list of artists, including Beyonce, Drake, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Q-Tip, Snoop Dogg, The Roots, Avril Lavigne, Leona Lewis, Janet Jackson and many others.

In 2014, Jesse and Chris formed Likeminds, out of their studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Since then, the pair have gone on to score #1 albums and/or platinum records in Holland, France and Germany as well as working with critically acclaimed and buzzing US artists such as Allen Stone, Emily King, Jose James, Pell, Wolfgang Gartner and Sammy Adams. In addition to making records, Likeminds have also been active in the TV/ad world with songs appearing on Showtime’s “Ray Donovan”, Fox’s “Shots Fired”, ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars”, NBC’s “The Mysteries of Laura” and ad music for Google Skyy Vodka, and Lee Jeans amongst others.

As far as Dutch artists concerned, they have co-written several songs with the artist Anouk that can be heard on the albums “To Get Her Together” and “Fake it Till We Die”. Also they’ve co-written multiple songs with the band Chef’Special on the Platinum awarded album “Passing Through” and the Gold awarded album “Amigo”.

Looking to the future, the two plan to stay diversified and continue to write and produce records, while taking on engineering projects, developing younger artists, and remaining active in the sync en scoring worlds.   


After being active as frontman for A Polaroid View en and as guitarist for Sofie Winterson and Sue the Night, Tom Meijer has been focussing on his career as a music producer. The projects he has been working on already brought him to places as LA.

A highlight for him as a producer is “Young Lovers” from Kita Menari getting awarded as ‘Top Song’ by NPO Radio 2. Recently Tom started working on projects with Okke Punt and David Benjamin. This work will be released in 2019. 

Kaiser records

Haarlem Based independent Record Label

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Independent online music distribution

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The Team

Paul Heijink
Head of Management
Jacco Toma
Artist Manager

The Hq

Voorhelmstraat 25 – 3.05
2012 ZM Haarlem
the Netherlands

Third floor of a beautifully renovated – what used to be a – household school. Outlooking the city of Haarlem and conveniently located close to the sea within arms length of the capital. Inquires can be send to our Head of Management, AKA your soon-to-be favorite Spotify-list creator.
Photo credits Chef’Special: Rona Lane
Photo credits David Benjamin: Thijmen Doornik
Photo credits Jasper Zuidervaart:
Kyra Sophia Kataigídes
Photo credits Tom Meijer: Hannah Jacobs
Photo credits Chef'Special @ Ziggo Dome: Ben Houdijk
Photo credits Paul Heijink: Rona Lane
Photo credits Jacco Toma: Brown Metal