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Liquid beats for the beach (or anywhere, really)

Why French Kiwi Juice? Because the man behind the moniker, Vincent Fenton, is half French and half Kiwi. The more you know!

Just like his name, the tunes from FKJ (French Kiwi Juice) go down a treat. Laid-back and sexy, they work anywhere: at the beach; in the bath; sauntering down a cobbled, flower-strewn ruelle. If you need to detox from the stresses of daily life, FKJ’s smooth beats are the ultimate tonic.

Hailing from Tours, the 28-year-old musician and producer is a master of electro – the one genre of modern music that France appears to have totally made its own, after breaking through the international barrier with major muscle like Daft Punk and Justice. But FKJ’s sound is way more mellow, interspersed with jazzy sax, guitar and keyboard (not only is he a singer, but a talented multi-instrumentalist too) and dulcet guest vocals.

For a taste of what we’re talking about, just head to YouTube and look up ‘Tadow’ with Masego, ‘Losing My Way’ with Tom Misch or his remix of Lianne La Havas’s ‘Unstoppable’. You can thank us later. This is true sip-on-a-cocktail, groove-in-your-nightgown stuff.

If you like this, you might like…

MASEGOA: self-proclaimed ‘TrapHouseJazz’ artist bending musical genres. Lady Lady. EQT Recordings

TOM MISCH: Don’t miss the track ‘Lost in Paris’ from Geography, Misch’s debut studio album. Geography Beyond. The Groove

LIANNE LA HAVAS: Voice of an angel, hair of a goddess… we may have a crush on Lianne La Havas. Blood. Nonesuch Records

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From France Today Magazine

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