Confrontation – Favorite Things from Bastian Benjamin

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Bastiaan van Vuuren is a talented 21-year-old Dutch DJ who’s crafting some nice cinematic tracks under the name Bastian Benjamin.

Normally we don’t showcase young talent, but this kid’s the real deal.

Right now, we can see him being scooped up by Hollywood or the jet set when trendy travel reopens, but what do we know… we’re old, he’s not… and the possibilities are endless.

Enjoy his creations and then get to know the young creator below.

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NAME: Bastiaan van Vuuren

AGE (if you want to give it up): 21

BAND: Bastian Benjamin

POSITION: Producer, frontman

HOMETOWN: Deventer, the Netherlands

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1. MY FAVORITE MOVIE

Shutter Island by Martin Scorsese. “I like a good plot twist at the end of a movie, and Shutter Island is just so clever. It really blew my mind.”

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2. MY FAVORITE BOOK

Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. “This book gave me so much more understanding of my own creative process.”

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3. A PLACE YOU WANT TO VISIT

I really want to visit the Himalayas because the mountains give me so much peace and inspiration. I think staying there for a month would do so much good things for me.

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4. YOUR FAVORITE OUTFIT

That has to be my black fancy clothes with my hat. When I wear fancy clothes, I start to feel more confident.

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Lead-In Image by Sander Coers; Black Hat Portrait Courtesy of Bastian Benjamin