Element Playlist #01 - Jacky Jacky by Phil Zwijsen
The 1st Jacky opus, released in 2016, was filmed when Phil was recovering from an injury. The project featured Phil’s good buddy, Element Europe Pro rider Jarne Verbruggen together with some footy of other Euro rippers.
The second volume, Jacky Jacky, was released on Thrasher mag in June 2018 receiving great feedback that highlighted the fresh, offbeat playlist.
We called Phil and asked him to tell us a bit more about the selection and the story behind each track.
Toots Thielemans - Ne me quitte pas
Phil : “We wanted to keep the same vibe as the first Jacky video with some Belgian music. This is the legendary Toots Thielemans playing one of Jaques Brel's most famous songs - Ne me quitte pas”
Haddaway - What is Love
Phil : "This was a personal party song for our Ibiza section."
Transitioning in with Val Bawer kissing Jarne.
Herman Van Veen - Opzij
Phil : “Legend from The Netherlands. One of my friends, Yoni from Lockwood Skateshop, told me to check Herman's songs. When Yoni sent me this one it was an instant yes.”
Los Zafiros - He Venido
Phil : “This was Bram de Cleen's idea. A nice Spanish love song would fit great with the Basque Country footage.”
The KVB - Always then
Phil : “Davy Van Laere once sent me 10GB of music. After listening for hours and hours this song came up. I always saved it to use for a project, so when we were looking for songs for the video this one was an easy choice.”
Lana Del Rey - Summertime sadness instrumental
Phil : “Jarne loves Lana del Rey... I wasn't sure at first so I looked for the instrumental of the song and it worked out well."