Combining synth-pop, folk, funk, and psych-rock into trippy experimental pop, multi-instrumentalist JAAKKO EINO KALEVI grew up in Jyväskylä, a city in central Finland. He began making music as a boy after discovering Dream Theater’s prog-metal and hip-hop, teaching himself how to play guitar and use beat-making software before exploring reggae, disco, techno, and more.
Kalevi issued a string of releases reflecting his omnivorous musical taste, including 2010’s coldwave-inspired album Modern Life and 2013’s hazy, fittingly named Dreamzone EP. The following year, he released the disco homage Yin Yang Theatre, an EP on DJ Tim Sweeney’s Beats in Space label. His 2015 self-titled album arrived via the Domino imprint Weird World.
LONG-SAM is an artist and producer based in Helsinki. His dreamy and unique style ranges from noisy atonal sounds to straightforward pop melodies and harmony. A powerful sonic wall is created with analogue synths and drum machines on stage.
The dark and profound approach certainly keeps flirting with the aesthetic of techno and experimental music while still embracing the beauty of classic synth-pop hits. In 2015, this talent was acknowledged on various festivals in Scandinavia.
Backyard Summer: Dj Jaakko Eino Kalevi + Long-Sam
Wednesday, 13th July 2016 | 19:00 CET
Acud Macht Neu! | Veteranenstr. 21 | 10119 Berlin/Mitte