Fiji was formed in 2003 when Simon and Menk Schüttel bumped into Simone De Lorenzi in the streets of Berne. Rather than asking 'Do you like my tight sweater?' she said 'Voglio fare musica. Are you with me?'. Simon and Menk have been part of the Swiss pop scene for a number of years with Smartship Friday . Now with Simone the trio made their Smartship Productions (incidentally also the name of their own record label) recording studio their home, where they spen most of their time performing, recording and mixing their uniquely powerful, highly personal, authentic and sexed-up electrorock with attitude and verve. ROSY, their first album, was released in March 2005. It features 10 tracks buzzing with love for eighties synth pop, dancefloor electro, pumping bass, intruiguing keyboards and classy femininity. A pleasure to listen to, highly danceable and infective, the album is a pop gem. It sold very well and appeared in several charts. In 2005 FIJI played for enthusiastic crowds at clubs and festivals. Amongst other places at the Jazz Festival in Montreux and the International Film Festival in Locarno. Energized by their glamorous live shows, filled with positive energy, enthusiasm, glamour and a straightforward rock 'n roll attitude, they launched themselves into writing new songs. Lyrics were penned, bass line that shook the neighbours were created, explosive electronic fat beats were put down and hunting keyboards were recorded. At the same time they continued to perform live, with an even bigger smile on their faces! LE LOUP is FIji's second album. It was released on the 24th December 2006. Entirely sung in French, it fuses electro pop with a punk rock edge. LE LOUP is upfront, pumping and confident with dark and intriguing corners. It features 11 songs that are sure to ignite any dancefloor. See FIJI live at their next concert - you won't forget it!
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