"...the sound of fun, the feel of joy - thats how i would describe THE PLANTY HERBS. free and easy music!“ (E.A.S.E., NIGHTMARES ON WAX)
music is the word you need when you want to describe the lives of robbert van der bildt and bobby van putten - two music conservatory herbalists in their early twenties, based in tilburg, the netherlands. the seed has been planted a little over a year ago, and flowering has sprung like mad ever since!
rumour has it that THE DEADBEATS mastermind damian stanley came across THE PLANTY HERBS sounds on their myspace page and recommended what he heard to E.A.S.E. (NIGHTMARES ON WAX) and the WAX ON records crew. a rough mix mp3 of the impeccable "music is the word“ tune leaked, only to spread fast among the WAX ON records family members... and so, that particular tune did not only get heavy rotation on balearic beaches in the summer of 2009, but was also a regular on radio stations like IBIZA SONICA and KFM radio (new zealand), triggering loads of positive feedback and heavy listeners requests.
boom: here it is. the first 12“ release by THE PLANTY HERBS, a double A side vinyl to make your mouth water and your eardrums go "mmmmh“. and whether you are intrigued by the majestic beauty of "music is the word“ or the slick uptempo kick drum extravaganza "disco 2080“ – rest assured there’s more where that came from, as the story of our "flying dutchmen“ THE PLANTY HERBS has only just begun... it’s spring again!
"... one of the dopest surprises for me in 2009 was finding THE PLANTY HERBS refreshing take on old samples. i've had people 'almost violently' asking for copies. I say 'get your own!!' (MORNING STEPPA, KFM radio / new zealand downtempo dj of the year 2008)