FKJ – JET JAM MIXTAPE #3 + INTERVIEW

JET JAM MIXTAPE #3 MIXED BY FKJ

F R E E   D O W N L O A D  I N   T H E   P L A Y E R  B E L O W

The third mix in the JET JAM Mixtape series is mixed by our Parisian friend FKJ aka French Kiwi Juice. He caught our ears a few months ago with his brand of uber-sexy disco on So Much To Me, which is finally to be released on his new EP for Roche Musique. We then booked him for the party we put on in Nottingham earlier this month and he completely smashed it. Playing many upfront exclusives alongside classics.

To hear more of his original material subscribe to the soundcloud: @fkj-2

Enjoy JET JAM Mixtape #3. For free.

TRACKLIST:

1. William De Vaughn – Be Thankful For What You’ve Got (FKJ Remix)
2. Only Children – Richard Morris
3. Lightspeed Recordings – Pull Us Apart (LNTG Rework)
4. Cherokee – Don’t Matter (Unreleased)
5. Para One – When The Night (FKJ Remix)
6. Detroit Swindle – Brotherman (KRL Remix)
7. Tuxedo – Do It
8. Chris Malinchak – These Dreams
9. Cherokee – American Spirit
10. Evan Evans – Repetition (Art Of Tones Remix)
11. Christophe – The Force (Lukas Mix)
12. Jimmy Edgar – Hot Raw Sex
13. The Ones – Flawless (ATOC Re-Remix)
14. Robert Boogert – Ask Her
15. FKJ – Between Moods
16. James Brown & Marva Whitney – Sunny

Beautiful Artwork by Michaela Selmani michaelaselmani.com

I  N  T  E  R  V  I  E  W

FKJ is amongst one of the fresh new producers who are pushing a sound that is a little “Disco” if you will. Has the perfect tempo to dance to, roughly 100 – 115 beats per minute (just below the average human heartbeat), a trait not so dissimilar to certified boogie like Mtume or Change. Music full of lush instrumentation, both electronic & organic. His promo “So Much To Me” has been in rotation for the last few months with jocks far and wide. We were delighted to have him play his first UK DJ Set at the Nottingham JET JAM x Cutter Collective party.  His set was perfectly executed much to our amazement & finally we got a chance to catch up with Vincent in the form of an interview a few weeks after.

Interview:

JET JAM: It was great to have you play the JET JAM party with us in Nottingham on June 6th. It was your debut UK DJ Set & you truly smashed it so huge thanks for turning up & doing your thing. We want to get to know you more.

What happens on a normal day for French Kiwi Juice?

FKJ: During the week, I usually like to wake up in the morning and make myself a big coffee with some fresh bread that i just got from the bakery. I’ll start with all the shitty things we all have..I’ll finish them quickly to then feel free-minded and start working on music. It could be working on a new track, my live set, videos & artworks or just playing an instrument. I’ll stop whenever I feel and take some fresh air, by having a drink in some place I love in Paris for example, with a couple of mates. That’s to resume. Someday the inspiration will come out in the evening and I’ll not be in my bed before the sun comes up.

JET JAM: What is it like to grow up in France?

FKJ: As my family is half french half kiwi (New Zealand), I don’t really feel like I was educated in the real french way…if there is one. My parents are big travelers, they are both English teachers so when the school holidays came, we were always in a different country. I travelled a lot when I was a kid.  We lived in a small village near Tours, in the center of France, and it was comfortable. I live now in Paris and I love it, but I’m really a guy from the country side.

JET JAM: If you weren’t producing & performing, what would you be doing?

FKJ: Mmmhmm maybe i’ll be doing some stuff for movies. That’s what I was doing when I arrived in Paris two years ago, editing sound for movies, boom operating, music composing.

JET JAM: I’m a huge fan of world cinema, and french movies in particular… but as a native, what is your favourite French movie and why?

FKJ: It’s of course difficult to choose one. Most of the french movies i like are comedies like Le Péril Jeune, Delicatessen, Le Grand Détournement. There are also classic french comedies like Les Visiteurs, Le Dîner de Cons or La Cité de la peur ; those are really classic ones that I like. More Serious, La Haine is a tough and good one about the French suburbs. To name some french directors that i like, i’d say Cédric Klapisch, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Michel Gondry or Benoît Delépine.

JET JAM: What was your favourite animation as a young boy? If any?

FKJ: TV was not really a central thing in my family, we didn’t watch it a lot as kids with my brother and sister. But I have some memories of watching music clips sometime in the morning, and also animations like Ghostbusters or Rahan. But I’m quite lost when some friends start to speak about “that program” they watched when they were kids and how cool it was.

JET JAM: How do you see dance music progressing throughout 2013/2014?

FKJ: I guess the new talents that’ll come up will drive the thing. I think a “style” of music gets popular when somebody makes it big with his own music. But I hope that the different genres of music will continue to mix with each others like it is more and more the case, and that we will just talk about music in a singular way. I can see that hip hop producers become much more interested by house music and vice versa, that’s cool. I don’t feel that mainstream music will become great for me yet, maybe later who knows.

JET JAM: Favourite song of 2013 so far?

FKJ: First one to come to my mind is Tuxedo – Do it

JET JAM: Do you have any Guilty Pleasures?

FKJ: Maybe too much cigarettes while being drunk, and some junk food on sundays evening ’cause I’m too lazy too cook and have to recover from the weekend. Too bad.

JET JAM: We feel like we know you a lot more now! We’re very excited to hear some new FKJ material. Is there a release we can look forward to soon?

FKJ: Thanks, my next EP “Time For a change” will be out on the 8th of July on Roche Musique, it’ll have 4 tracks on it. I’m also working on two remixes, and some other original tracks are coming after the EP.

French Kiwi Juice - TIme For A Change Artwork

So there you have it. “Time For A Change” artwork above. It comes out 8th July and features our favourite jam So Much To Me.

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CURRENT PRESERVE

Our seldom “Current Preserve” feature is always fun but we don’t always remember to post. So here we are again posting our favourite tunes, finally for the month of June. Some of them very loungey.

GOLD PANDA “REPRISE”

Its june and the new GOLD PANDA record is out. After hearing these tracks on tour with the man himself, I fell in love with this one in particular. I will be remixing this when the single is released. Its such a beautiful tune & sends shivers right thru us. You should purchase the album. http://iamgoldpanda.com

Here is a pic of me & derwin chilling at the shrine in tokyo.

JEROME LOL “TELL U” 

Amazing new loungey slow-house from ex-LOL BOY Jerome. You can cop this on the amazing new Sound Pellegrino compilation album SND.PE.

LONDON GRAMMAR “WASTING MY YOUNG YEARS” (STAR SLINGER REMIX) (OUT NOW) 

The latest remix from myself. Going to throw it in here because I can, but also because I had sooo much fun remixing this song. It allowed me to zone out & fully enjoy the remix process.

FKJ “SO MUCH TO ME”

FKJ made the Nottingham JET JAM turn up with his new take on Disco whilst dropping in the Jamiroquai… but he really won us over when he finished with this beauty…

EERO JOHANNES  ”REAL VIRTUALITY”

Big tune from the virtualy unknown artist/producer Eero Johannes also on the Sound Pellegrino Volume 1 compilation which is out now. I love that he could have gone down the trap-route with this kind of tune but totally didn’t. He kept it minimal and bouncy and thats why it works so well. No crazy hats in this. Also check out his Illustrative work here: http://www.agentpekka.com/illustrators/eero-johannes/

KARMA KID  ”IN MY ARMS”

This has been going off everywhere. Guy knows how to make a big club tune. We’re working on a collab too atm.

FLUME “HOLDING ON (KAYTRANADA REMIX)”

Having played this one out a few times, Its tried and tested to get the party people bouncing. Played w/ Kaytra for the first time in DUBLIN and let me tell you – he is a monster on the ones and twos. Highly recommended.

So those were our favourite tunes of the moment. Share them. They need to be heard. We’d also like to thank everyone who attended the JET JAM party in Nottingham the other week. We had the most fun, photos and video will be posted soon.

MUCH LOVE, Slinger

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NOTTINGHAM PARTY

Nottingham JET JAM Poster by Michaela Selmani

 

Its been a while since we threw a party & it feels good to announce another UK show in NOTTINGHAM. We are throwing the night with ever upfront London/Notts promoters CUTTER COLLECTIVE @ the super vibey Market Bar venue. The date is JUNE 6TH which is a Graduation celebration night & we know its gonna be full so get down for 10PM to avoid dissappointment.

Co-headlining the line-up with myself is FKJ aka FRENCH KIWI JUICE (Roche Musique) who we’ve been really excited about for the past few months. We are super proud to say that this is going to be FKJ’s first ever DJ set! Expect big vibes & eclecticism as with any other JET JAM. 2 amazing local residents, ARMERIA & TOM WARNER are spinning to open and close proceedings  & I’m sure they won’t dissappoint as their fingers are firmly on the pulse.

GRAB TICKETS HERE: http://www.gigantic.com/cutter-collective/the-market-bar/2013-06-06-22-00

Check out some soundcloud players showcasing more of what to expect on the night. SEE YOU THERE!

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BONDAX – GOLD (STAR SLINGER REFIX)

Here’s a new impromptu remix I did of our residents’ Bondax’ new hit single “Gold”. I really liked this teasing piano riff at the end in the original mix & wanted to loop it/speed up the track & make it fit into my sets easier. So here it is. Treat yourself to a free download via the Download button in the player. Also, you can cop the original over on iTunes NOW.  Big Love, D x

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LADIES IN THE BACK (MUSIC VIDEO)

Ladies In The Back Video - Star Slinger & Teki LatexHere is the self-produced video Slinger & Teki made for Ladies In The Back over in Paris! Footage was filmed at Paris’ Social Club w/ the same ladies who inspired Teki’s lyrics. Stream below.

Single & Remixes OUT NOW on iTunes.
UK Link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/ladies-in-back-remixes-feat./id567323404
US Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ladies-in-back-feat.-teki/id569259870
BUY THE VINYL: http://boomkat.com/vinyl/602369-star-slinger-ladies-in-the-back
Label: JET JAM (http://jetjam.net)

 

 

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AMINE EDGE & DANCE REMIX LADIES IN THE BACK

AMINE EDGE & DANCE REMIX LADIES IN THE BACK

After hearing them remix Nina Kraviz’ Ghetto Kraviz on Rekids, last year’s The Rythm EP & a plethora of amazing output, self proclaimed “G-House” producers Amine Edge & DANCE have turned in this huge remix of Ladies In The Back. Stream below… Download available for purchase soon!

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SS MIX FOR SOCIAL CLUB / SOUND PELLEGRINO PARTY

Star Slinger - Paris Social Club / DJ Mag Mix December 2012

I, Slinger was approached to do a mix for the amazing Paris Social Club & the infamous DJ Mag to mark December 2012! You, here it is! Tracklist + flyer for my next show in Paris below.

TRACKLIST:

1. Ben Pearce – What I Might Do
2. Tony Quattro – Doubt
3. Nina Kraviz – Ghetto Kraviz
4. Mak & Pasteman – Give It Up
5. Star Slinger – Ladies In The Back (Feat. Teki Latex)
6. Jessie Ware – Wildest Moments (Star Slinger Remix)
7. Diafrix – Helicopter (Star Slinger Remix)
8. Karma Kid – Its Always (Star Slinger Remix)
9. Bondax – Baby I Got That (Justin Martin Endless Summer Remix)
10. Kendrick Lamar – Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Star Slinger Via London Edit)
11. Doorly – Rush (Feat. Soraya Vivian)
12. French Fries – Yo Vogue
13. Star Slinger – Take This Up
14. Todd Edwards – The Stranger
15. LOL Boys – Changes (Star Slinger Remix)

PARIS, I’m playing Paris Social Club again on the 27th December @ the Sound Pellegrino Residency night alongside Maathias Zimmermann & Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team.

Flyer:

Sound Pellegrino x Star Slinger x Maathias Zimmermaan x SPTT - 27th December 2012 Social Club Flyer

Event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/422382804483089/

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