Calling all fans of Modeselektor and M.I.A.: Jahcoozi is for you! Born in Berlin’s club scene, this bass-heavy, pop-heaving trio sports an international roster headed up by a London-born diva of Sri Lankan descent, Sasha Perera, and backed up two fierce multi-instrumentalists: Israeli-born Oren Gerlitz and Berliner Robot Koch. The trio first started releasing music in 2003, and by 2005 had scored their first major success with the single “Black Barbie”. The debut album, Pure Breed Mongrel (Kitty-Yo), followed that same year, and by 2007 they had recorded and released their second album, Blitz ‘n’ Ass (A-Records).
Their appearance at MUTEK this year should no doubt introduce a well-kept European secret to the uninitiated masses.