German Trio Jahcoozi Head Over To India This November
10 October 2011
Berlin based, dub/tech/pop trio Jahcoozi have been confirmed for a 4 date Indian tour next month as part of the Goethe-Institut initiative, Infinite Opportunities.
Hailing from the Berlin club scene and its international cohorts in the pre-Internet era of the early noughties, this bass heavy electronica trio is a creative alliance made up of London-born, Sri Lankan songwriter and front woman Sasha Perera and two beat freak multi-instrumentalists; Teuton Robot Koch and Tel-Aviv born Oren Gerlitz.
"Music that moves your body, lyrics that stimulate your cerebral cortex...as effective with the aural mystique and hypnosis perpetuated by Lee “Scratch” Perry and Massive Attack's Mezzanine as making audiences lose their minds on the dance floor." - URB Mag
Jahcoozi's live shows come armed with an arsenal of remixes/versions/bootlegs of their own songs as well as other unreleased material. The versatility of their music and the sheer energy of their live performance has led the band on an unrelenting trail across 5 continents, playing everything from festivals to clubs, raves, squats, galleries and even impromtu Boombox parties in a Berlin underpass.
Jahcoozi's darkest, slowest and most recent album to date Barefoot Wanderer came out in 2010 on Ellen Alien's Berlin-based imprint Bpitch Control. Resident Advisor deemed it “one of the year's most disturbingly
beautiful creations” and rightly so. (See video below)
Over the years, Jahcoozi have collaborated with and been remixed by a highly contrasting and refreshingly wide range of artists, including Modeselektor, Siriusmo, M.Sayiid, Barbara Panther, Ramadanman, Ikonika,
Stereotyp, Asian Dub Foundation, Guillermo.E.Brown, RQM, King Cannibal, Mochipet, Rustie, Buraka Sound Sistema, Missill, Stanton Warriors, Lexie Lee, D-Double, Tinchy Stryder, Lethal B, Kano, JME and many more.
In 2010, the band the band also spent a few weeks in a house in Nairobi, Kenya working on a Goethe-Institut funded Berlin-Nairobi music exchange project that involved 22 Kenyan musicians/mcs/singers, Jahcoozi, Modeselektor and Gebrueder Teichmann. The brilliant collaborative BLNRB album titled Welcome To The Madhouse was released earlier this year and seriously bangs.
You can hear a 17 mini-mix of the album below:
Meanwhile the 4th Jahcoozi studio album is currently in the making, so watch out.
"atmospheric, digital dubstep all with a sound that encompasses techno, hip-hop, bassline and grime, held together by Sasha's sharp and smoky lyrical excursions" - Clash Magazine
As for now simply lock these dates and keep an eye on our events page. It's not worth not being able to make it.
Tour dates are as follows:
Nov 12 - blueFROG, Mumbai
Nov 17 - Venue TBC, Trivandrum
Nov 19 - Circa 1193, New Delhi