Prodigy Erik (14) makes remix for Kim Wilde

The prodigy Erik van den Boom (14) from Schiedam has made a remix for Eighties icon Kim Wilde. Erik, who was allowed into university at 13 but who also proved to have musical talent, had no idea who Kim Wilde was, when the record company contacted him.

“I said to my parents: I can make a remix for Kim Wilde. They were very enthusiastic: she’s very famous, you know! But that music is from before I was born, haha. Although I did know ‘Kids in America’ from a computer game.”

Erik’s version of ‘A beautiful house’ will be released at the same time as Kim Wilde’s new song as a download single in July. “Kim has approved the remix at once”, Erik says proudly. “And she’s now following me on Twitter!”