This next French producer has been serving up his own style of freshly squeezed, funky midtempo beats since late twenty twelve. FKJ or French Kiwi Juice (yum), has been lighting up my SoundCloud stream as of late, regardless of the fact that I was not (at the time) following him.
This could only mean one thing.
The artists in which I already had been following, hence, the artists I actually enjoy, were reposting FKJ’s music on the regular. When this is the case, the mystery artist in question is generally noteworthy in their skills as an electronic dance music producer. Such was the case with this French, kiwi loving musician.
FKJ’s remix to Alice Russell is a thing of sheer beauty. The a cappella lyrics and background harmonies provide the perfect funky, soul influenced vibe that accompanies most productions by Kiwi Juice. One particular aspect we respect most about this remix to “Hurry On Now” is the minimalistic nature in which FKJ “touched-up” the original.
Now, that is not to say that plenty of time and effort didn’t go into producing this song. Based on the quality of the master, and vividness of each sample, I’d safely assume that creating this mix was no walk in the park. However, the elegance and grace that the track displays can be directly traced back to its simplicity.