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[Soul] FKJ – Better Give U Up

Better Give U Up

How do you define groove? No matter how it may appear, there’s an undeniable, intangible feeling tied to the term. The air between the notes plays an equal, if not more important, part than the music itself when structuring this phenomenon, and, before you know it, you’re bobbing your head and becoming part of the song. FKJ, a member of the outstanding French label Roche Musique, thrives within the lush soundscape that is his signature coordination of soul, electronic, and hip-hop influences, and “Better Give U Up” exists as yet another testament to his proficiency at creating essential grooves.

As a multi-instrumentalist, producer, DJ, and now vocalist, FKJ, short for French Kiwi Juice, certainly isn’t new to the scene, and the precise execution of his entire body of work to this point showcases an artist who has no trouble expressing his message with transparency and a genuine sense of passion that’s highly appreciated by everyone listening. “Better Give U Up” is a bouncy, boom bap centered creation that already has built high anticipation for his album on the way, and, as we’ve witnessed previously, it’s going to be a project to cherish.

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[Chill] Alina Baraz & Galimatias – Pretty Thoughts (FKJ Remix)

Alina Baraz & Galimatias
Pretty Thoughts (FKJ Remix)

As with every great release, Alina Baraz & Galimatias‘s majestic Urban Flora EP has been receiving the official remix treatment from some of the most well-selected producers out–Pomo‘s take on “Fantasy” really struck a chord with the TMN staff and Stwo‘s rendition of “Maybe” was right at the top of our most recent Chill Dojo. Last night, we got another flawless re-work courtesy FKJ of Parisian label Roche Musique.

FKJ, aka French Kiwi Juice, has found a distinct niche in the realm of blissful electronic and his signature style couldn’t fit the airy vocals of Baraz on “Pretty Thoughts” any better. With its playful bounce and FKJ’s distinct warped, groovy guitar, this track oozes sunshine equally equipped to end a long day or start a new one.

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