1987 is a year of great importance for this Woerden raised son of Frans Janssen and Truus Kock, it was the year he was born. After this year it literally was silent for a couple of years because he decided not to start talking when most infants do, but to wait for a better opportunity to rhyme then just rhyming mama with papa.
Primary school gave a lot of happy days, everyone lived close by in the neighborhood, high school was a whole different story, every year a fresh patch of classmates with new people to get used to, and they don't see him like he's used to, some teasing and bullying did him more harm inside then he would like to admit, and although he would never speak of it, his life was changed by it, he decided never to harm anyone intentionally, and to be the change he wants to see in the world.
He had been writing sentences that he thought were beautiful for quite a while. And now he was up for a new challenge writing songs to get his feelings and thoughts of his chest, at 15 still convinced he could sing, he tried out for Popstars the Rivals, the outcome of this little adventure is the ending of his dream of being a singer. He liked sports a lot and decided to take on a sports based education, during which he started spitting what he wrote down, started flowing, mostly in English sometimes a little bit of Dutch. Meanwhile his school is teaching him how to become a PE teacher for elementary school, how to become a SCUBA Dive master for P.A.D.I. , how to become a Outdoor instructor in sports like: rock-climbing, mountain biking, pioneering, bow and arrow, kayaking and rafting.
Even though he enjoyed it thoroughly, and it were 3 years of living the good life, the school never once told him that he was any good at teaching, and year after year it was a struggle of not getting kicked out of school, he got another chance and actually graduated in the end. At that time he had finished his first mix tape: Journey/Result. For the last internship of his school he decides to go and work overseas in a Performing Arts Camp, this camp happens to be French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts. For the last 3 years he has spent 12 months of his life there.
When he came back after the first 4 months, he recorded a Promo CD, he recorded another mix tape: 'In Between', the first mixtape with his newly made friend and beatmaker Eric Weinbaum called: Extreme Weinbaumbeats featuring Falcon T and started writing for a mini album, that he recorded later that year it consisted of 7 songs while he was back for round two of 4 months French Woods Festival, he called this mini album: 'Until The End', this mini album is currently listenable on the web link listed by the websites above, after that i finally convinced himself he was meant to make music and as his american friend and beatmaker Eric Weinbaum gave him the songs of Ratatat to write to he wrote his 5th mixtape called 'The Mortal Image', but as he learned writing was only the first step, he wanted this mixtape to be of the quality that he so desperately wanted, he thought he could record this while being at camp again, like he had done the year before with his mini-album 'Until The End', so he waited patiently, for it to come meanwhile writing 7 teaser songs on 1 minute beats that he would call 'In Between volume 2'. At camp he noticed that he could not find the time to record 'The Mortal Image' due to lack of time so he recorded 'In Between volume 2' with a young producer called Eli Berman. When camp had finished and Tim had returned home he decided to finally go to a studio and record 'The Mortal Image'. When the recording was done he and his beatmaker came to an agreement about making their first EP. They decided to name it 'So Close, So Far, for all the obvious and less obvious reasons. He's going to Maryland this may to record that project.