Jahcoozi is a Berlin-based multinational trio composed of Sri-Lankan/British MC Sasha Perera, Robot Koch and Israeli born Oren Gerlitz. The group’s sound has been described as consisting of abstract electronic beats within ragga, hip-hop, blip-hop, re and electronica.
In 2003 Jahcoozi starting playing on the Berlin underground circuit and made a name for themselves with their live performances. The trio’s debut ‘Fish’ EP which came out on the Berlin club label WMF Records in July 2003.
With her brilliant debut release ‘Please’, Ikonika firmly established her place in the Dubstep landscape. Her unique sound continued to progress with further releases on Hyperdub and Planet Mu, as well as a stunning remix of DJ Mujava’s ‘Township Funk’ (Warp). Ikonika’s music combines melodic synth patterns, driving drums, melancholic sub bass and unorthodox song structures, simultaneously heartfelt and heavy.
Her tracks have been supported by everyone from Kode9, Martyn and Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC Radio 1) to Rob Da Bank (BBC Radio 1) and Flying Lotus. As an in demand DJ, her sets showcase the constantly mutating underground sounds of the UK, spanning from the freshest Dubstep and Funky dubplates to the classic foundations of House and Garage. With her debut album due for release on Hyperdub in early 2010, a raft of remixes and a busy DJ schedule, Ikonika is certain to fulfil her potential as one the UK’s brightest stars.
Jahcoozi Album Realease Party: Barefoot Wanderer
Friday 7th May 2010 | 21:00
Festsaal Kreuzberg / Skalitzerstr. 130 / 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg
with Jahcoozi (live) // Bpitch Control
Monkeytown DJ-Team aka MDSLKTR (dj) // Monkeytown Records
Robot Koch feat. Grace (live) // Robots don’t sleep
Ikonika (dj) // Hyperdub
Doshy (dj) // Sirius
Argwohn und Befremden (dj) // Contortion