Winning a Contest
Tamino began to receive recognition when he won a competition on the Belgian radio, called “De Nieuwe Lichting”. It means “The New Class”, as in the new people of today’s music. His song Habibi became super popular and he received the nickname The Jeff Buckley of Belgium… As if that isn’t promising!
He also did a cover of Arctic Monkeys for the contest, I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor. When I heard he did that, my heart skipped a beat. That song is one of the songs that simply are not cover-able. Or so I thought. Tamino did it and did GREAT. What an awesome version. The original might be upbeat, Tamino’s version is also one to dance to, but with your lover in a dark room lit with candles.