"It is easy to replicate a music, one can go to school or listen to the recordings, finding a way to put the right notes on the right beats, to play the right pitches over the proper changes, this is easy. What is truly challenging and brings authenticity to music while simultaneously pushing it forward is putting yourself into the music, by taking your deepest most genuine self and implementing it into the music, thus creating your sound, a sound in which not only your best self exists, but your best self in combination with a vast understanding and appreciation of those who helped you find this self."

-  Raoul van der Weide