Henrik Takkenberg was a lead singer, songwriter, composer and producer who developed a new musical style he named Flamenco Chill.He was the producer and a  member of the Spanish group Chambao (Sony BMG) and produced Cathy Claret on the album Sambisarane (Subterfuge Records). The fusion of electronic ambient sounds with Flamenco, transformed the interpretation of this traditional Spanish music and met with popular success.|
His profound knowledge of ethnic, classical and electronic music were influenced by his Asian and Japanese Language and Literature Degree studies at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan in the exchange program with Connecticut College. There, he studied the Shakuhachi and medieval Japanese notation from 1988 to 1989 with Nakao Tozan, director of the Shin-Tozan-Ryu School of Shakuhachi, daughter of the founder.
He worked at the National Sound Archive in London as assistant to Dr. Janet Topp Fargion and updated the archive records on Japanese music and also documented the Lesotho music collection at the International Music Collection Department. This allowed him to further his research into Native American, African and Japanese traditional music.
He worked at the Japan Society in New York in the Film, Theatre and Music Department, and was Assistant Stage Manager to Toru Takemitsu at the New York International Festival of the Arts in 1990. Back in London at the Beat Factory studio he managed Fruithouse Records with Sonia Cristina from Curved Air, and assisted producer Graeme Holdaway on projects such as Salad and Transglobal Underground.
With the support of Thomas Brooman and Peter Gabriel, Takkenberg and the members of his band "Bass Camp", performed at the WOMAD World Music and Dance Festival in 1995 where he recorded with Vernon Reid of Living Colour, Joe Strummer of The Clash, Mark Rutherford, and Ayub Ogada. He also worked with Kevin Locke and Pow Wow of the Lakota-Sioux Nation, Sôzan Chiaki Kariya from Japan, and Purna and Paba Das Baul from West Bengal, composing a Real World compilation release featuring them, and Ali Farka Toure from Mali.
He received a diploma from Trinity College, London in Music Composition for Film before joining M62. His Work for Orange, "Future Thoughts" together with Max Richter, directed by Ridley Scott, and recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Snell, was finalist at the British Television Advertising Awards in 1998. He made tracks for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (Young & Rubicam), Drug Free America (RSA), Nintendo (Leagas Delaney), Nike (RSA), Shell Ferrari, Marlboro, BMW, Het Parool in the Netherlands (Kesselkramer), (Saatchi & Saatchi) and others.
The desire to be with his family, pulled him to Spain, where on the beaches of Málaga, he struggled to get Chambao off the ground. He introduced them to Sony BMG, and got them a five record deal. Irreconcilable differences forced him to leave the band, while still maintaining a close relationship with Daniel Casan, the band's song writer.
He then Settled in Madrid, where he set up Magik Sound Productions, producing the critically acclaimed record for Cathy Claret, "Sambisarane" with Subterfuge Records and various pieces for Café del Mar, including "Espiral" in the 25th anniversary edition. His studio, shared with Hugo Westerdahl in Madrid, Allowed him to work with Eduardo Paniagua and Paco de Lucía.