Tuesday, August 14, 2007

R.I.P Jesper

a week ago, discobelle made a post announcing that Jesper, half of the Swedish DJ duo Krazy Fiesta, died in a tragic accident. now i've never met Jesper, i've never been to Sweden, and i've only known about KF's music for a few months. despite the limited nature of my relationship with KF, Jesper, and their music, i felt the need to make a post because KF was really something special.

KF's music was more than just top 40 hiphop remixed on a macbook. their music was innovative and orginal and, most importantly, demonstrated their expansive knowledge of hiphop and house music. their fiesta dreamz mix for discobelle (which in my opinion was one of the top 5 mixes of the year) is a literal hour long history lesson in house music that starts off in 1980s Chicago and works its way down to the present with club bangers from Treasure Fingers, Speaker Junk, and KF themselves.

KF, we hope you continue in some capacity and keep bringing us good music. Jesper, you will be missed but not forgotten. i know i'll be playing hey love and that epic lip gloss mix at parties until i'm dead and buried.

Lil Mama - Lip Gloss (Krazy Fiesta Remix)
Fannypack - Nu Nu Yeah Yeah (Krazy Fiesta Remix)
Krazy Fiesta - Hey Love
Krazy Fiesta - Luv Me '97
Krazy Fiesta - Fiesta Dreamz Mix

Fiesta Dreamz Track List:
(original list from the May post on discobelle with KF's track by track commentary)
01. Bel Viv DeVoe – Poison
This musical journey begins with this great track with a magic drumline!
02. Rocker’s Revenge ft Donnie Calvin – Walking on SunshineThis is how we feel while we’re walking down the streets in GBG. Love the keys in this one!
03. Feist – Sea Lion (Chromeo remix)
Wonder what Nina Simone would have thought about the vocal sample used in this one. We love it though.
04. Inner City – Big Fun
This is a real house classic, but nothing’s too sacred for Krazyfiesta.
05. Krazyfiesta vs. Erlend Öye – Fiesta Trains
Erlend Öye and Morgan Geist’s mellow song interpretated by us. Never heard online before!
06. Mr. Lee – Get Busy
A favourite track from one of our favourite childhood albums, Mega Rap from 1994. Rap house!
07. The Yorshire Rapper – Put Our Heads Together
There’s more to music than electro, like this killer masterpiece of good vibes.
08. Treasure Fingers – Cross The Dancefloor
One of the best new songs we’ve come over lately!
09. Juvelen – Watch Your Step (KF RMX)
Our instant classic-remix of the Juvelen track! (Watch out for the 12”!)
10. Yelle – Ce Jeu (Them Jeans edit)
There’s nothing like a sweet french electro pop hit to tell you it’s spring time!
11. Cerrone – Love in ‘C’ minor
Now it’s time to speed things up a bit with this nasty pre-house track.
12. Larry Tee ft. Princess Superstar - Licky (Herve Goes Low Remix)
This track really has got a little bit of everything in it, at least everything that kills the dance floors. When the music stops and Princess Superstar sings “L. I. Licky. C. K. Licky. Y…”, you just know the floor will explode when the bass hits again.
13. Bassnectar - Yo (Speaker Junk’s Jackin Brazilian Rave Remix)
Another club banger, we’re not usualy too fond of the latin rhythm, but this one really is irresistable.
14. Roy Ayers - Sugar
Unexpected guest appearence in this musical context but still: a great track by a great man.
15. Yo Majesty - Club Action (Tetsuo’s All Out Yo!-mix)
The internet is overflowing with remixes of this joint, but it’s actually refreshing to hear this a bit more mature sound. But still: dance floor material.
16.The Faint - I Disappear (Matthew Savant Remix)
Electro remixes of indie rock song is a whole big genre, which is only good tap into when you feel like a getting that Caucasian vibe, which is not that often.
17. Krazyfiesta – Never Zkared
The mix is coming to it’s end with this fiesta medley! Our electronic hit version of Bone Chrusher’s track.
18. Krazyfiesta – Lip Gloss Remix
Our latest club banger, famous throughout the world!
19. Leila K – Open Sesame (Final Exit Remix)
This is from the golden year of ’92! We were 7 years old when it was released.
20. Krazyfiesta – Stilletto Pumps It Up
Finally, we end this musical adventure with our interpretation of this modern classic.

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