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Saturday, March 15 • 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Jahcoozi

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Hailing from the Berlin club scene, Jahcoozi is a bass heavy trio consisting of London-born Sri Lankan front woman Sasha Perera, and producers / multi-instrumentalists: Robot Koch, the hardcore Berliner and Israeli born Oren Gerlitz. After meeting in Berlin in 2002, their story of coming up in the ranks reads like a musician's wet dream: Having built up a solid fan-base with their freaky underground shows, they released their debut single entitled Fish in 2003 (WMF Records) which did in fact earn them no less than a spotlight on the cult BBC show of the late John Peel. After being snapped up by Kitty-Yo, the Berlin based mother label of Peaches, 2005 finally saw the unleashing of their long-awaited full length debut record entitled " Pure Breed Mongrel" to critical acclaim. Since the release of their debut album ‘ Pure Breed Mongrel’ in 2005, Jahcoozi have built up a fanbase worldwide. Having maintained a massive myspace following and been appointed Artist of the Month on NYC’s MTV Desi, Jahcoozi were booked out in 2006 and have been all over the place – including the US, South-East Asia, Russia, Turkey and even Transylvania! Playing at renowned festivals, techno clubs and concert stages, they've shared a stage with the likes of Public Enemy, Jamie Lidell, Aphex Twin, Roots Manuva, Massive Attack, Chicks on Speed the list is endless.... Studio collaborations (rmxs and features) include a long list of international underground celebrities such as Modeselektor, Kano, Ata, JME, New Flesh, JME, Soom-T, Stereotyp, Virus Syndicate and Highfish. Such tunes have been included in numerous compilations (eg. Fabric or Bptich Control) or various vinyl EP releases on the hottest labels worldwide (Playhouse, Crosstown Rebels, SugarCane) __ Tigerbeat are the next to profit from such a collabo with Jahcoozi’s Freeze Riddim feat. Lexie Lee. By winning fans such as Ellen Alien, Kid 606 and Ewan Pearson, Jahcoozi have managed to spread their sizzling sound across the globe. Future collaborateurs will include Asian Dub Foundation, Chris Duckenfield, Fat Boy Slim’s Caged Baby and they are even doing a DVD with Spankrock - Jahcoozi are indeed unstoppable!!! NOW Jahcoozi are back with their sophomore LP entitled Blitz N Ass. This time they are on a mission to raise the bar on intelligent booty music and to help put BLN firmly on the map as a stronghold for innovative club music that isn't just techno....watch out LDN!! Blitz N Ass is a low-end grime-tech-dub-rave-tronic monster that effortlessly boils down these infinite shades of electronica into an irresistible blend of pop. The production is both R&B thick and technoid perfection, the songwriting well into its maturity and Sasha Perera’s social commentary as personal and satirical as ever. Sasha Perera: “ Blitz N Ass points a playful finger at Tits n Ass. It isn't just the glamour n glitz n gloss or the mind-numbing plastic that the media dishes out, we add our very own dose of Blitz. Blitz being the Teutonic, electronic side of our sound: it's technoid, it's dark, deep and industrial . The Ass on the other hand is the booty side of what we do: it's organic and plastic, hysterical, ironic, syncopated, and sometimes even offbeat. It's real, it's live and it's shakin!! Satirical contrasts are inherent to Blitz N Ass, both musically and content-wise. ” The production on Blitz N Ass remains in-house with Robot Koch and Oren Gerlitz swapping instruments and taking turns behind the boards, which despite the versatility of the record gives the album a coherence and feel that only well seasoned bands manage to achieve. Lyrically Blitz N Ass is all Sasha Perera, the only guest appearances are that of two hip hop experimentalist heavyweights: Sayid (Ex-Antipop Consortium, Airborne Audio) and longtime collaborator RQM (Al Haca, The Tape). Club bangers such as BLN (already featured as the opener on the last Bpitch Control compilation) or, Disposable feat. Stereotyp will rock just about any dancefloor, keeping the djs grinning and them booties shakin’, whilst darker club junkies will get their dose with GetYoShitOut or the dubstep influenced Takin’ Your Street. Songs such as Hands In Ya Pockets or Flatline offer a healthy dose of Jahcoozi’s own brand of pop which is bound to get them heavy rotation on the radio. Of course there cannot be a Jahcoozi record without a little bit of controversy – listen to the pro-gay tolerance dub-crunk anthem Rainbow Coloured Rizzla… Blitz N Ass N that’s why we love them. Jahcoozi’s ‘BLN’ EP is coming out in September 2007 and will feature remixes from Chris de Luca vs. Phon.o, Chris Duckenfield, Stereotyp as well as the The Bald & Beautiful’s Jahcoozi Rude Rub Rmx of ‘Double Barrel Name’ which Sinden has already been spinning on the radio. “Wonderful and strange --- pop music from the future” John Peel, BBC Radio Hard facts/salepoints: • JAHCOOZI ‘BLN’ EP on A Sound in Sept. 2007 with BLN” and club remixes from Chris Duckenfield, Chris de Luca vs. Phon.o, Stereotyp as well as The Bald & Beautiful’s Jahcoozi Rude Rub Rmx of “Double Barrel Name’ which Sinden has already been spinning. • JAHCOOZI EP on Tigerbeat to be released at the end of 2007. Track features Lexie Lee and remixes. • JAHCOOZI track “BLN” was the opener on the last Bpitch Compilation. JAHCOOZI EP to follow at the end of the year. Ellen Alien is a big fan! • JAHCOOZI will be making a track with Spankrock (BigDada) this summer. The ‘making of’ will be documented and released on DVD. • JAHCOOZI have collaborated with ; M. Sayyid (Anti-PopConsortium/BigDada), Knifehandchop (Tigerbeat), Modeselektor (Bpitch), Stereotyp (G-stoned), Virus Syndicate (Planet Mu), New Flesh (BigDada , Soom-T(Novamute), Kano (the beats), Lethal B, JME( BoyBetterKnow), Ata (Playhouse), Cassy (Perlon), Highfish(WhitestBoy Alive) andLexie Lee(Parlophone). Chris Duckenfield, Fat Boy Slim’s Caged Baby and the legendary Asian Dub Foundation are in the pipeline.. • A new video is being produced together with a director at MTV in NYC. • JAHCOOZI will be touring the U.S. again at the beginning of 2008. " Oh Jahcoozi, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways: 1. Brilliant inventive dance music with barking, but still rather wonderful lyrics sung by a lady in a strange hat; 2. men who are known to have worn dresses on stage; 3. The most infectious, head-nodding, dancefloor-worrying beats since 'Arular"; 4. Isn't that enough? " WWW.CHANNEL 4. COM, UK (number 3 on The Best Of Charts 2006) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> "a fantastic and futuristic production....pure breed mongrel is one of the most progressive albums of the last few years. MUSIKEXPRESS, DE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> "Robot Koch is Berlin’s hottest beatmaker....the kids in east london better dress warmer.” GOON MAGAZINE, DE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> " 2005 has brought us a no more focused piece of hip hop satire than 'Asian Bride Magazine' with it's sing-along 'Hymen , Hymen better be in tact …. " MOJO MAGAZINE, UK >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> "It would make sense to call Jahcoozi's stuff Grime for Björk...this might please both fans of Aphex Twin and Roots Manuva.” XLR8R, USA >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> “on the stage, Jahcoozi’s British- Sri Lankan ‘ lioness’, singer/rapper/lyricis..oty dancer turns heads with smartly sarcastic lyrics about stereotypes, sex and psychedelics on cult classics like ‘Fish’ and ‘Black Barbie’ while the mightily-dreadlocked Israeli multi-instrumentalist Oren Gerlitz strides the stage providing deep basslines while Robot chops up his razor sharp dancehall-electro in a way reminiscent of friend and fellow ‘BLN’ icon Modeselektor‘ MIXMAG, UK >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> “The aural equivalent of a Quentin Tarentino film as beats, blasts and percussives come at you from all angles until the listener is lost within its swirling maelstrom of electronic gadgetry …… the highly percussive electro backbeats of the a
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