Tuinfort showed all the hallmarks of being a young musical protégé. He was able to write and compose sophisticated musical material from a very young age, playing the piano very seriously, in the classical form from just age 6. By the time he reached his teens he was able to create full musical productions. He grew up in the Netherlands, but by 2006 he moved to the United States where he established an incredibly fruitful partnership with Senegalese recording artist Akon. Together they created songs for Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, Sia and Michael Jackson. In 2009, he teamed up with David Guetta and together they created a sound, combining EDM with contemporary American pop R&B, which made for some of the most radio programmable material of its time. They entered into a period of record creating and hit making that rates with some of the very best for commercial success. Ultimately this led Tuinfort to win the prestigious BMI songwriter award an unprecedented 30 times. In his home country, the Dutch Royal Family fully commended Tuinfort for his achievements and his contribution to Dutch music on an international scale.