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Whether it's in Nairobi or in Kyiv, in Bristol or in Cairo: in all the major cities of Africa and Europe, people get together in dedicated spaces to dance to music and party – and create communities, subcultures and public spheres. Club culture is a global phenomenon, but what music are these people dancing to in these cities and what music did they use to dance to in the past? In what sort of spaces do they meet up? What public spheres do they form? What do these club cultures mean to the urbanity of a city? And what happens when the club music from two different continents meet head on? More...

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Bio
Jahcoozi is a bass-heavy electronica trio is a creative alliance made up of London-born, Sri Lankan songwriter and front woman Sasha Perera and two beat-freak producers/multi-instrumentalists—Teuton Robot Koch and Tel-Aviv born Oren Gerlitz. Jahcoozi's sound has been described as consisting of abstract electronic beats within ragga, dub and electronica. A mongrel style of avant-garde, electronic pop music. They met in Berlin in 2002 and have been making music together ever since. With 3 full-length albums (Pure Breed Mongrel, Blitz ‘n’ Ass, and Barefoot Wanderer) numerous releases including EPs, Picture Discs, remixes, features and even an exclusive Japanese album to their name, Jahcoozi have released music on labels including Kitty-Yo, BPitch Control, Playhouse, NinjaTune, Citizen Records, Crosstown Rebels, 1965, WMF Records, Hydra etc.

Selected Discography
Jahcoozi - Pure Breed Mongrel (Kitty-Yo / 2005)
Jahcoozi - Blitz ‘n’ Ass (A-Records / 2007)
Jahcoozi - Barefoot Wanderer (BPitch Control / 2010)
Jahcoozi - Barefoot Wanderer Remixes Part 1 + 2 (BPitch Control / 2010)
Jahcoozi - Barbed Wire EP (Module / 2010)
Various Artists - BLNRB (Out Here / 2011)

Links
Jahcoozi (Official Website)
Jahcoozi on facebook
Jahcoozi on Soundcloud
Jahcoozi on Tumblr
Jahcoozi on Twitter

Jahcoozi & TEN CITIES
Jahcoozi is part of the central curatorial group, which is responsible for the final selction of all participating musicians and producers. Sasha Perera and Oren Gerlitz also facilitated the music production phases in Lagos and Nairobi together with the local curators.



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Sabine Bretz
2013-08-27