MONDAY MIXTAPE: kito jempere
a day in the life of kito jempere
Kito Jempere is a musical polymath. The Russian artist, producer, multi-instrumentalist and band leader has been involved in many projects over the last ten years plus. These range from rock to acid jazz to electronic bands and often call upon a rotating cast of other members who are all equally talented. From DJing and playing in small bars to headlining big shows for thousands of people in Saint Petersburg, he has put out a number of albums and singles on labels like Freerange, Room With A View, Bahnsteig 23 and Hell Yeah, where he’s releasing his album „Sea Monster“ on April 14th, an album with elements of jazz, house, disco, balearic and many more sounds all smoothly blended into one coherent and captivating album full of soul and musical skill.
He plays live as the Kito Jempere Band, and here he calls upon his bandmates for their many skills to lend the album a richly musical feel. Mixed and co-produced by band member Roman Urazov, the album features Artemiy Gunbin aka Noteless, the voice of the Kito Jempere Band and front man of his own rock band Videatape, as well as Ruslan Gadzhimuradov, a long time drummer on many projects, plus Matvey Averin, the bassist but also co-producer for cult group Manizha and finally Sergey Lipsky who here plays guitar and is also half of Simple Symmetry as well as having played for Kito’s other project Saint Petersburg Disco Spin Club.
This almost 3 hours mix might help you to bypass the time until his album hits the street and let us assure you: this extremely versatile mix is perfect spring material.
Playlist? Yeah, somehow somewhat of a playlist.
00:00—01:10. Alarm Clock
01:10—03:35. Some sunlight
04:35—08:40. Cornflakes & Milk
08:40—11:00. Sounds of asphalt
11:00—15:06. Bus Stop
15:06—15:09. Bus Arrived
15:09—18:55. A Drive: Sea view thru the pines.
18:55—23:15. Cue on the city entrance
23:15—32:00. Thru city market and main street
32:00—33:30. Building Entrance
33:30—38:00. Elevator Up
38:00—41:10. Empty room
41:10—43:30. Phone calls
66:00—69:00. Back to work
77:50—81:10. Cigarette and quick talk with a stranger
81:10—85:55. Back to work
86:45—88:00. Something wrong with computer, stop typing
91:50—95:50. China restaurant
97.30—101:45. A Walk thru the city
101:45—105:50. Ice reflections
105:50—110:10. Unexpected call from old friend
110:10—112:50. Cue at cinema ticket office
112:50—116:00. Lights out
116:00—118:20. A Movie
118:20—119:30. The End
119:30—125:50. Walk thru a city by night
125:50—129:20. City heights. A Kiss
144:40—148:30. Glass of wine
148:30—154:30. Cigarette on a balcony
154:30—160:00. TV series in bed
160:00—163:30. Thoughts of him. Off to sleep
163:30—166:50. Distant Fireworks
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