“Dollops of Funk!”
“Chilled and well served this cut sounds like it could belong on Daft Punk’s Discovery album.”
KICK KICK SNARE
French Kiwi Juice, better known by the abbreviation FKJ, has mastered the sound of smooth electronic music. Layering ethereal and serene sounds with soulful grooves FKJ releases his debut EP via Roche Musique on the 21st July. Racking up millions of views on Youtube since his ascendance, he has gained reputation as a multi-instrumentalist infusing echoing guitar hooks and analogue synths.
French Kiwi Juice first made waves in the music scene with his soulfully infused debut EP “The Twins”, the album explored funk and techno rhythms while using soul samples as hooks. The heavy editing and sampling from old R&B tracks is reminiscent of Kanye West’s early work, only FKJ pairs these samples with techno drum machines and heavy slapped bass lines. The follow up release, “Time For A Change,” presented 22 minutes of sunshining jazz-indebted electronic funk. ‘Instant Need’ rocked an R&B funk look with soulful samples and keys set to head-nodding beats. ‘Unchained’
“Lying Together,” his first track to hit the charts, was built off of a mellow, heartfelt sample, and layered with classic electronic keyboards, beautiful guitar bass and soulful crooning. The inclusion of raindrop samples help ease in a more subdued interlude, this is followed up by an exhilarated vocal sample with an ignited passion sparked by FKJ’s brilliantly revolving production.
FKJ’s upcoming EP, “Take Off,” is to be released 21st July 2014 and promises more of the polished production and leisurely grooves that FKJ has become known for. ‘Waiting,’
Ahead of the EP release FKJ will be performing Live at KOKO alongside headliner Derrick May, A Guy Called Gerald - Live in session, Barem and Richard Fearless of Death in Vegas.
Watch this space for imminent updates as FKJ aka French Kiwi Juice crosses international waters.
July 11th - Veronica Zendschip - Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 17th - Villa La Grange - Guerande, France
Aug 01st - Kendal Calling - Kendal, UK
Aug 16th - KoKo - London, UK
July 19th- La Friche Belle de Mai w/ Trax mag Marseille France
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