Jacob Collier: The man dubbed 'jazz's new messiah' on making music in lockdown
Four Grammy awards, tens of millions of views, Quincy Jones as a manager, Herbie Hancock as a fan and Chris Martin as a collaborator: 25-year-old Jacob Collier has been compared to Mozart and Prince and called jazz's new messiah. The north London prodigy speaks to Eve Jackson from confinement about his four-volume, 50-song album "Djesse", being managed by the man who produced the best-selling album of all time, and what he's learned in lockdown.
French electronic music guru Fakear features brand-new style on third album
He describes himself as a French dude surfing the karma ocean. French electronic music guru Théo Le Vigoureux, better known under his DJ name Fakear, has achieved international success following the release of two critically acclaimed records. His catchy hits frequently draw millions of views on YouTube. After some artistic soul-searching he's releasing a new album on June 26 called "Everything Will Grow Again", featuring a brand-new sound and style. FRANCE 24's Florence Villeminot caught up with him during the coronavirus lockdown to talk about this new venture.
Lockdown living with top French DJ Bob Sinclar's nostalgic live sets
Millions and millions of us are in confinement around the world – all searching for activities to occupy us and cheer us up. Every day since mid-March, French DJ and producer Bob Sinclar has been gathering hundreds of thousands of people for one hour of uplifting funk via Facebook and Instagram. He spoke to Eve Jackson about keeping the groove going in confinement.
Lucien and the Kimono Orchestra pays tribute to his grandfather on album 'piano matinée'
Paris-based band Lucien and the Kimono Orchestra has made a name for itself on the French music scene, honing a jazz-funk sound bordering on pop and electro. Lucien Bruguière, the composer behind the project, speaks to Florence Villeminot in lockdown about his latest venture: a personal, instrumental piano album called "piano matinée" released in January.
In quarantine with the Black Eyed Peas
Will:i:Am, Taboo and apl.de.ap from the multi-million selling hip-hop group the Black Eyed Peas speak to Eve Jackson about the role of the musician in an international health crisis, their new single "Mamacita" that's getting five million hits a day and how supermarket workers are the real superheroes during this global pandemic.