Artist Alert: Chester French


Chester French have an interesting story. The duo, comprising of D.A. Wallach and Maxwell Drummey, met in 2003 as freshman at Harvard, and began performing in local bars (with three more members at the time). It’s not quite clear to me how they went from being a 5-member band to a duo, but over the years they released their debut EP Chester French’s First Love and the album Love The Future before attracting the attention of the likes of Pharrell Williams, Kanye West and Jimmy Iovine. Signed to Star Trak, Chester French released She Loves Everybody in 2008.

Boston DJ Clinton Sparks, famous for his “Get Familiar” catchphrase, has released the Chester French Jacques Jams, Vol. 1: Endurance mixtape, which is available for free download from the Chester French website. It features artists such as Common, Lady GaGa, Pharrell, Talib Kweli, Jermaine Dupri, Diddy, and Kardinal Offishall and is definitely music worth listening to!


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