French Kiwi Juice, better known by the acronym FKJ, is a French musician, multi-instrumentalist, and DJ/producer who makes songs with soft, sample-based electronic sounds. His songs easily appeal to fans because they directly address the soul of everyone who listens to them.
FKJ has been around for quite some time now and has made waves on YouTube, where his music videos abound. If you don’t know his music and his talent, you don’t need to worry, because we introduce you to the gifted musician here.
FKJ has worked with several established and emerging artists. In each of his productions, there is no denying his sheer brilliance in producing his kind of music, the New French House music genre. It is certainly rare to find someone as uniquely talented as he is.
In the following sections, we’ll tell you everything we know, and there’s a lot to know about French Kiwi Juice.
FKJ – Biography
French Kiwi Juice, or FKJ, is certainly not a conventional name that a parent(s) will call their child, and it was definitely not the name that the parents of FKJ gave their boy at birth. His real name is Vincent Fenton and he was born on 26 March 1991. Vincent Fenton comes from Tours, a city in the Midwest of France, but he now lives in Paris.
Like all great musicians we have today, there is always a point of beginning when they decide to dedicate the rest of their lives to music. For FKJ, he was influenced when he stumbled across his parents’ record collection as a teenager and then picked up his first guitar. From that point on, he knew that the rest of his life would be about music, not just any music genre, but Nu Jazz, Electronics, Rhythm and Blues, and French House.
When he worked as a theater sound engineer, he was able to teach himself the basics of producing his own kind of music. As he learned more and prepared to get the ball rolling, FKJ began collaborating with other artists from the Roche Musique label in early 2010 to develop an electronic subgenre of new French house music.
Towards the end of 2012, the result of all that they have done over the last 2 years began to emerge. The musician released his first EP called The Twins and in the same year, the single Lying Together followed. His second EP, Time For A Change, was released in 2013 and this work was highly acclaimed by critics and received praise from music critic blogs and online platforms such as Trax Mag, Indie Shuffle, Ofive, Earmilk, and The Sound You Need. His massive online presence has served and continues to serve as the foundation upon which the success of his music productions has been built.
In 2014, FKJ released another EP called Take Off, and in the two years that followed, he devoted his time to working on his first full-length album. The album of the same name, French Kiwi Juice, was released in the USA on March 3, 2017, under the Roche Musique (music) label. In the following year, FKJ released another single called Is Magic Gone, which was followed by the single Leave My Home in 2019.
Some of his collaborations with other artists can be found in songs and live performances such as Learn to Fly (with Jordan Rakie in 2017), Lucky Satr (FKJ & Pomo live performance in 2018), Tadow (with Masego in 2018), and Vibin’ Out (with (((O)), whose real name is Nikita Vasilyev in 2018), which is one of his most-watched songs on YouTube.
Other Facts About The Musician
1. The Name FKJ
The name French Kiwi Juice (FKJ) is a reference to its French and New Zealand roots. The word Kiwi is a nickname that is usually associated with New Zealanders.
2. Musical Instruments
The French DJ and musician are competent with saxophone, piano, guitar, drum computer, and synthesizer. He also uses his computer to mix different electronic sounds to produce his characteristic, dazzling songs.
3. Social Media Presence
You can find and follow FKJ on various social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Through these platforms, the French musician has attracted a crowd of millions of followers.
You can also find him on online audio streaming and distribution platforms like Spotify and SoundCloud with his professional name FKJ.
4. Music Festival Performances
French Kiwi Juice has performed at music festivals such as Euphoria, Lightning in a Bottle, CRSSD, and of course the annual Indian-Californian music and art festival Coachella, which takes place at the Empire Polo Club, the Coachella Valley of the Inland Empire in the Colorado desert.