All posts by fanu

Yona – “Kevätfiilis” (Fanu remix) [free download]

I’m a huge fan of Yona and her original song, “Kevätfiilis”.
I asked Yona if I could remix the track, and to my delightful surprise, I was given the permission to do it.

The title of the track if Finnish and it translates into “Springtime vibe”.
I did the remix when the winter here in Finland finally gave way to spring and the sun started shining, melting away the snow and ice we’d seen throughout the long, dark winter we had, so the timing was perfect.

We mutually decided that we’d give the remix out for free.
You can download the mp3 on Fanu’s Soundcloud page.

I hope you like it as much as I liked both enjoying the original (which you can easily find on Youtube) as well as crafting the remix, which I think came out pretty warm and energetic, just like proper springtime should be.

Play it out loud and enjoy some true kevätfiilis!

-Janne Fanu

Check out Yona on Facebook
Check out Fanu on Facebook

Fanu interview by Friedmylittlebrain.com

Damian Bennett: When I first heard you it was the early 2000s, from Bailey’s show. The sound was completely unique, not just re the choice of samples or priorities of sounds, but just that your whole approach was very fresh… so tell me what did you wanted to bring to D&B back then?

F: The old D&B aesthetic is what I wanted to bring… strong rhythms, varying drum patterns and breakbeats instead of the same 2-step beat I kept hearing a bit too much. A friend called Rob Brierly gave DJ Bailey a CD at an event and Bailey started playing loads of my stuff on his shows. He even called me and we had a chat on his show and I was nervous as heck, ha ha. I’m still indebted to Rob and Bailey for that one. Damn, that was eight years ago….time flies by so fast.

…read the whole interview – probably the longest and most in-depth yet? – here at Friedmylittlebrain.com.

A few thoughts about creating art

…and, in my case, about sampling and making music.

Without influences – or, things that we can take and utilize further – we’d only end up with a black and white canvas.
We gotta reach out for inspiration.

Jim Jarmusch put it so well:

“Nothing is original.
Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination.
Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows.
Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul.
If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic.
Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent.
And don’t bother concealing your thievery — celebrate it if you feel like it.
In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: ‘It’s not where you take things from — it’s where you take them to.'”