MAXI JAZZ (born Maxwell Fraser on 14 June 1957 in London) was
a rapper, songwriter and DJ, best know as the frontman of dance-pop
act FAITHLESS (from 1995 to 2011 and in 2015/2016). He passed away
on 23 December in his sleep. Only 65. R.I.P.
To honor Jazz, here’s the video clip for INSOMNIA of one of Faithless’ huge hits.
Band: SONIC TIDES (Liege) Who: Belgian 5-piece that produces a big subversive sound
ranging from noise rock to psychedelic. You can dive into their
duality between dissonant sounds and hypnotizing and
“An ode to people suffering from insomnia. The lyrics describe the never ending
thought loops that keep you from falling asleep even in a state of extreme fatigue.”
Turn Up The Volume: The sky-scraping vocal vehemence of Soundgarden and the mindboggling electricity of Mogwai. This should give you an idea of this slow-burning nightmare erupting now and then with impassioned yearning. When a magnetic
bass riff and screeching guitars take over, midway, this hallucination works its way
to a inflammatory finale until the torch has burned out. Epic stuff.
The band had the privilege to work with Simon Medard and his team for the production of the accompanying video. The team of animators has worked tirelessly for months on this massive project. Its dreamy visuals were directly inspired by the band members dreams.