Rejoicer (Yuvi Havkin) is a producer from Tel-Aviv, who splices together funk, hip-hop, breakbeats and jazz. He’s helped cultivate Israel’s modern beat movement, and fostered a community of international artists who contribute to his Raw Tapes label.
The radical potential of jazz informs both Yuvi’s philosophy on life and his music, which shares a nonconformist take on the genre with the likes of Thundercat, Hiatus Kaiyote, Badbadnotgood or Flying Lotus. With more than 20 releases to his name under several aliases, Havkin also plays in the band Buttering Trio, and has collaborated with the likes of Mndsgn, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Oh No, among others. Rejoicer recently released his latest album “Energy Dreams” with the Stones Throw Records, which is getting a lot of international attention and great reviews.
Raised in a musical family, Yuvi has been experimenting with different instruments since he can remember. His great-grandmother Thelma Yellin was a renowned cellist and the namesake of the arts school he attended, while both of his brothers are also musicians. That background feeds into the collaborative spirit of Energy Dreams, which features contributions from Rejoicer’s labelmate Mndsgn, jazz pianist Nitai Hershkovits, Raw Tapes’ Sefi Zisling, and Guy Glikshtein (aka Jengo).
Rejoicer (Stones Throw)
Saturday, 26th January 2019 | Doors 19:00 CET | Starts 20:00 CET
Gretchen | Obentrautstr. 19-21 | 10963 Berlin
Photo © Robb Klassen