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Maxi Jazz
Maxi Jazz
Maxi Jazz
Background information
Birth name Maxwell Fraser
Born June 19, 1957 (age 49)
Origin London, England
Genre(s) Rap, Dance, Trip Hop
Occupation(s) Rapper-songwriter
Years active 1983 - present
Label(s) Polydor (with Faithless)
Associated
acts
Faithless and Soul Food Café
Website http://www.maxijazz.co.uk/ http://www.faithless.co.uk/

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Contents

Biography

After he found hip-hop in 1983, in 1984 Maxi founded "The Soul Food Cafe System" as a DJ. He transfered this sound to pirate radio LWR in 1987. Hip Hop-themed graffiti emerged in New York in the 1970s Hip hop (also set hip-hop or hiphop) is both a music genre and a cultural movement developed in urban communities starting in the 1970s, predominantly by African Americans and Latinos – primarily those of Puerto Rican ethnic heritage. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1989 The Soul Food Cafe Band was picked up by Tam Tam Records (the dance wing of Savage Records), and recorded the album Soul Food Café. Maxi started Namu Records in 1992 to release the band's material in the form of three E.P's. The band toured as a support act to various bands, including Jamiroquai in Amsterdam; Soul II Soul in Barcelona; Galliano in Switzerland; and Jason Rebello in Brazil. After the band broke up, Maxi worked throughout Europe, and took time out to collaborate with Jah Wobble on the "Invaders Of The Heart" album followed by live dates with the Wobble collective. 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Soul Food Café was Maxi Jazzs first album. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Jamiroquai is an English band. ... Amsterdam Location Flag Country Netherlands Province North Holland Population 741,329 (1 August 2006) Agglomeration - 1. ... Soul II Soul is a dance/funk/soul act that emerged at the end of the 80s from London. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (Catalan) Ciudad Condal (Spanish) Postal code 08001-08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... British jazz pianist. ... Jah Wobble (born John Wardle) is an English bass guitarist, singer, poet and composer. ...


Maxi met Rollo Armstrong in a studio, lead to the forming of Faithless with Jamie Catto and Sister Bliss. As a Soka Gakkai Buddhist, Maxi's strong beliefs and the band's own strong individual beliefs, lead to the name Faithless. Rollo Armstrong (born in London) is a part of the music producers/remixers team Rollo and Sister Bliss and older brother to Dido, whom he helped to write and produce the multi-million selling albums No Angel and Life For Rent. ... For the term meaning perfidious, see recreant. ... Jamie Catto (born in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, United Kingdom; 6 December 1968) is a former member and founding member of Faithless. ... Sister Bliss (real name Ayalah Bentovim, Hebrew אילה בן-טובים [frequently misspelled Bentovin] - born December 30, 1970) is a British musician, producer and DJ. In the studio she is best known for her work with Rollo Armstrong creating and remixing hits by a number of artists. ... Soka Gakkai International or SGI is the umbrella organization for affiliate lay organizations in over 190 countries practicing a form of the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin. ... Buddhism is a dharmic, non-theistic religion, which is also a philosophy and a system of psychology. ...


Lyrics

His lyrics can be anything from upbeat (for example in Reverence from the album of the same name) to melancholy (this time from Giving Myself Away from Outrospective); from despairing at current affairs (Mass Destruction from No Roots) to social comment (this time with LSK in In the End, again from No Roots). The Oxford English Dictionary defines reverence as deep respect and veneration for some thing, place, or person regarded as having a sacred or exalted character. ... Outrospective is the third album by Faithless, released on June 18, 2001 it was the follow up to Sunday 8PM and the predecessor to No Roots. ... Mass Destruction is the name of the first single from the fourth album by Faithless, No Roots. ... No Roots is a music album by Faithless, released in 2004. ... LSK (Leigh Stephen Kenny) is a multi-talented singer, songwriter and producer based in Leeds who uses a winning mix of Reggae, Punk and UK Garage. ... No Roots is a music album by Faithless, released in 2004. ...


Maxi Jazz's comments on society generally look at the harsher aspects of life. For example, in Bring My Family Back, he explores what comes from lacking a happy, nuclear family. In the first verse he views the situation through the eyes of a two-year-old ('Child, I'm working so there's nothing you lack/But she know, I want my Dad, I want my family back.'), in the second a forty-three-year-old, and in the last a house, long deserted by its last occupants ('Derelicts sneaking in to fix, speaking/On the way, my timbers creaking, roof leaking and bricks coming loose/Knee high in refuse.'). Also, on Faithless latest studio album, To All New Arrivals, the song Bombs confronts the issues of modern warfare. The term nuclear family was developed in the western world to distinguish the family group consisting of parents (usually a father and mother) and their children, from what is known as an extended family. ... To All New Arrivals is the 5th studio album by Faithless. ...


In songs like Insomnia he sings about problems people have daily and goes deep into the feelings of such problems. Insomnia is the second single released by British dance group Faithless and one of their most successful. ...


1 Giant Leap

Maxi also sang alongside Robbie Williams on the collaborative album 1 Giant Leap in the single My Culture. 1 Giant Leap was produced by Duncan Bridgeman and Jamie Catto, the latter also of Faithless. Robbie Williams (born Robert Peter Williams on February 13, 1974 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom) is a Brit Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated English singer-songwriter. ... One Giant Leap redirects here. ... Jamie Catto (born in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, United Kingdom; 6 December 1968) is a former member and founding member of Faithless. ...


His latest recording and collaboration with Tiësto, 3 times number one DJ in the world, also resulted in a big hit in The Netherlands. The dance hit Dance4Life shot up the charts. Tiësto (born Tijs Verwest on January 17, 1969 in Breda, Netherlands) is one of the worlds most famous trance DJ figures in the electronic dance music scene. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain...


Cars and racing

Maxi is very fond of his cars, with his collection as featured Sky 1's Vroom Vroom motoring show: Sky One is British Sky Broadcastings flagship entertainment channel in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. ... See also VROOOM VROOOM, a live album by King Crimson Vroom Vroom is a British entertainment TV show. ...

In light of the increased number of cameras in London, and his love of driving his cars quickly (he is presently banned from driving under the points totting up scheme), Maxi started racing cars. On Sunday 9 December 2001 maxi had a serious car accident, postponing several of Faithless's UK tour dates. When Maxi asked Rae Claydon to run him in the Ford Fiesta championship, he founded Maxi Jazz Racing. In 2005 he raced a Ginetta, and in 2006 raced a Porsche 997 in the UK Porsche Carrera Cup, as one of the oldest and yet less experienced drivers. The Subaru Impreza is a compact car that was first introduced by Subaru in 1993. ... The Ford Escort was a small family car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company from 1967 through 2003. ... The Ford Sierra was a large family car built by Ford Motor Company in Europe between 1982 and 1993, originally designed by Patrick le Quément. ... Marcos Mantis GT The Marcos Mantis GT is a British supercar designed and built by Marcos. ... December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ginetta logo (1990) 1967 Ginetta G15 1990 Ginetta G32 1990 Ginetta G33 1996 Ginetta G27 series 3 2005 Ginetta G20 1997 Ginetta G4R 2006 Ginetta G12 by DARE Ginetta Cars was founded in 1958 by the four Walklett brothers (Bob, Ivor, Trevers and Douglas) in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Porsche Type 997, or simply 997 (nine-nine-seven or nine-ninety-seven) is the project code name for the current version of the sports car Porsche 911, built by the German manufacturer Porsche since 2004. ...


Discography

In Faithless

Main article: Faithless

For the term meaning perfidious, see recreant. ...

With 1 Giant Leap

  • 2002 "My Culture" (with 1 Giant Leap and Robbie Williams),

Solo

Dance4life is a song recorded by DJ Tiësto and Maxi Jazz from Faithless. ... Tiësto (born Tijs Verwest on January 17, 1969 in Breda, Netherlands) is one of the worlds most famous trance DJ figures in the electronic dance music scene. ...

External links

  • Maxi Jazz Racing
  • Maxi Jazz fan site
Faithless
Current Members: Sister Bliss | Maxi Jazz | Rollo
Previous Members: Jamie Catto
Discography
Studio albums: Reverence | Reverence / Irreverence | Sunday 8PM | Sunday 8PM / Saturday 3AM | Outrospective | Outrospective / Reperspective | No Roots | Everything Will Be Alright Tomorrow | To All New Arrivals
Compilation Albums: Back to Mine | The Bedroom Sessions | Forever Faithless - The Greatest Hits | Renaissance 3D
DVDs: Live at The Melkweg Amsterdam | Forever Faithless - The Greatest Hits | Live At Alexandra Palace
Singles: Salva Mea | Insomnia | Don't Leave | If Lovin' You is Wrong | Reverence | God Is A DJ | Take the Long Way Home | Bring My Family Back | Why Go? | We Come 1 | Muhammad Ali | Tarantula / Crazy English Summer | One Step Too Far | Dub Be Good to Me | Mass Destruction | I Want More | Miss U Less, See U More | No Roots | Why Go? 2005 | Insomnia 2005 | Fatty Boo | Reasons (Saturday Night) | Bombs
Collaborating Artists
Ken Boothe | Boy George | Rachael Brown | Cat Power | Harry Collier | Dido | Ian Dury | Cass Fox | The Hiites | Zoë Johnston | Jimmy Jones | LSK | One Eskimo | Steve Rowland | Penny Shaw | Nina Simone | Robert Smith | Estelle Swaray | Pauline Taylor

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