Press quotes on Kris Berry & Perquisite - Lovestruck Puzzles
"The combined effort 'Lovestruck Puzzles' offers the ideal dream music, smoothly bouncing like a trampoline, carrying thoughts to different places."
- NRC Handelsblad, NL - September 2013 4/5
"Lovestruck Puzzles is an awesome album, full of beatdriven soulfull songs with a warm undertone. It's a pleasure to listen to Berry's amber colored vocals."
- Trouw, NL - October 2013
"What a record! Lovestruck Puzzles is the golden egg Perquisite and Kris Berry laid together."
- Marie-Claire, September 2013
"What...an...amazing...record!! The production is off the hook and Kris sings enchantingly! The best of both worlds!"
- Eric Corton, 3FM, September 2013
"The surprising thing about the result is that these two really discovered new ground together.."
- De Telegraaf, NL, September 2013
Press quotes on Perquisite live shows:
"Perquisite exceeds everyone's expectancies with his live presentation of Across"
- www.3voor12.nl, NL - October 2010
”The dynamics seen tonight on stage are very special. They provided a varied, energetic and introspective show (…) It's clear that the live band is able to deliver beautiful interpretations of the album. 8/10)”
- www.maxazine.nl, NL - October 2010
“Perquisite has a lot of reason to be proud. The music set apart by his band is solid like a rock: diverse and experimental. (...) Labeling this music would destroy it's beauty because that's where it's all about right here: beautiful songs.”
- www.3voor12, NL - October 2010
Press quotes on Perquisite - Across:
"... Perq seriously is one of the best producers of our time. On Across, Janne Schra, Torre Florim and Dazzled Kid, amongst others, display their voice on those rich orchestral and funky beats where Perq is known for."
- Veronica Magazine, NL - October 2010 4/5
“...impressive debut album from someone we’re gonna have a lot of joy from in the near future.”
- Jazz Magazine, NL - October 2010 5/5
"With this album, Holland's most ambitious producer pushes the level for other producers to a new height, a much higher level."
- Roar E-Zine, NL - October 2010 4,5/5
Press quotes on Perquisite - Carmen van het Noorden:
"...Perquisite is the one really taking it to the next plateau. His soundtrack varies from beats that make your head knod to highly sensitive music with Forecast Jah Reign. (...) this sounds really dope; buy the album."
- State Magazine, NL - September 2009
"The juicy soundtrack of Perquisite - known from his collaboration with
Pete Philly - in which he uses a lot of Asian influences (...) creates an appealing atmosphere that really suits the story: tempting and melancholic."
- Movie2movie.nl, NL - September 2009
"The contributions of Perquisite and Duvel are among the best elements of the whole movie"
- Oor, NL - September 2009
Press quotes on Mystery Repeats (second Pete Philly & Perquisite album):
"Mystery Repeats has become a jewel in all aspects"
5 out of 5
- Nieuwe Revu, NL - September 2007
“Mystery Repeats is in every aspect the superlative of it’s precedor”
- De Standaard, BE - January 2008
“A fantastic, harmoniously rich album”
- Rolling Stone, DE - February 2008
"This is the cream of the crop of Dutch HipHop"
- Oor, NL - October 2007
- Jazzthing, DE - February 2008
"This is more than just Hip Hop; this is music of the highest level"
- Fret, NL - October 2007
“Finally some real good music.”
8.4 out of 10. (first hip hop album ever to claim the number one spot in the ‘soundcheck’).
- Visions Magazine, DE – March 2008
"Mystery Repeats is even richer in sound and more diverse than their debut album."
4 out of 5
- Volkskrant, NL – September 2007
"Sometimes the second album of Pete Philly & Perquisite almost explodes because of it’s creative energy”
4 out of 5
- NRC-Handelsblad NL – September 2007
"Mystery Repeats is the product of two very talented musicians; Dutch Hip Hop never sounded this releaxed, harmoniously rich and musically inspired before”
4 out of 5
- Algemeen Dagblad, NL – September 2007
“The 58 minutes on Mystery Repeats offer everything from jazz and broken beats to cool flows.”
5 out of 5
- Smag Magazine, DE - February 2008
“Globalized hiphop of the highest level”
- Spits, NL – September 2007
Press qoutes on Mindstate (first Pete Philly & Perquisite album):
"As much 21st century soul as hip hop genius. (..) one of the most profound hip hop albums of this year."
- Notion Magazine, UK - April 2005
"(They) succeed where so many dissident b-boys have failed. (..) hip hop looks good in orange."
- Q Magazine, UK - May 2005
"Holland's own freeform b-boy wonders. (...) more colourful upon each listen."
- DJ Magazine, UK - April 2005
"With mindstate (Unexpected) dropped a 17 track little jewel on earth."
- Skateboard Magazine, GER - April 2005
(5 out of 5) - The Parool, NL - April 2005
"A must-have cd to see you through springtime and beyond. (..) (it) harks back the glory days of a tribe called quest."
(4 out of 5) - The Sun, UK - April 2005
"This is definitely one of the best musical experiences that has ever happened to me; it will stay in my cd-player for a long time."
(5 out of 5) - Kingsize, Sweden - June 2005
"Musically these guys are light-years ahead of the game."
- Talib Kweli, US - January 2005
Press quotes on Pete Philly & Perquisite live-shows:
"PP&P impressed the most. they put hiphop to a higher lever by mixing it with jazz and even classical music in an energetic, powerful, and stylish show."
- NRC Handelsblad, NL - January 2008
"Pete Philly & Perquisite show that you can be surprising within a certain tradition. With original instrumentations that are being combined with a jazzy groove they proove that Dutch hiphop, unlike it’s American brother, is still developing."
- Volkskrant, NL - January 2008