Istanbul synthpop vanguards Jakuzi turned heads in 2017 with the release of their unique and exciting debut album Fantezi Müzik which showcased modern Turkish underground music to the world. Two years later their new album, Hata Payı (meaning literally ‘’a part of the mistake”), brings a more refined and darker sound to their arsenal, exploring the depths of relationships and the human condition.
1: Never trust the hairdressers fully.
2: The hamburger with good quality of ingredients is sometimes better from everything else.
3: Always be see the better side
1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
Human being is programmed to think about existence and having fear of death, thinking in an apocalyptic way I feel that we are temporary in this world and expressing yourself is important in this limited time. I am inspired to think about this in a fantastic way like thinking about black death in middle ages, end of the world and immortality.
2. How and when did you get into making music?
I started to make music in high school by persuading my friend who was playing guitar. I was singing and he was playing guitar. I founded my first band on 2012 when I was 21 years old and then we founded Jakuzi on 2016 with Taner.
3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?
John Maus – We must become the pitiless sensors of ourselves
Ariel Pink – Pom Pom
Talking Heads – Speaking in Tongues
Devo – Freedom of Choice
Suicide – Suicide
4. What do you associate with Berlin?
Our record label is based in Berlin so we are sort of based half in Berlin.
5. What’s your favourite place in your town?
Salon IKSV where we love to play always.
6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
I would like to own a delicatessen in Barcelona.
7. What was the last record/music you bought?
8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
As a performer playing with John Maus in Berlin was great. As a spectator Dead Can Dance – in Istanbul 2012.
10. How important is technology to your creative process?
Technology is important since I create the demos on my computer.
11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?
Hata Payı will be out on 5th April 2019. Jakuzi is touring Europe from mid April, stopping by at Urban Spree Berlin on May 5th!
Photo © Aylin Gungor