Formed in Paris in 2000, Java are comprised of singer/writer Erwan (aka R.Wan), accordionist/keyboardist Fixi, double bassist J+¬r+¦me, and drummer Alexis. Their first studio outing, 2000's Hawa+», was widely acclaimed for its diverse qualities and blending of traditional songwriting with hip-hop influences. Containing many potential anthems, including such highlights as "Sex, Accord+¬on et Alcool," "P+¬p+¿tes," and "M+¬tro," the album sold quite well given its unusual melding of styles, and gained cult status during the following years. It was followed in 2001 by a live LP, Java sur Seine, and in 2003 by a new studio effort, Safari Croisi+¿re. Gifted when it comes to hijacking various influences (as illustrated by "Rams+¿s" on Hawaii, a more-than-heavy wink to Gainsbourg's "L'Hotel Particulier"), in 2006 R.Wan came up with a new single, "L+óche l'Affaire," to represent his solo outing, Radio Cortex. This time, R.Wan had chosen to give Renaud's legendary anthem "Laisse B+¬ton" a completely new life during the iPod era, paying quite a touching tribute to its author. As a band, Java went on to record and tour with reggae singer Winston MacAnuff in late 2006. ~ Olivier DubocPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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