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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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Oren Gerlitz is a producer, bassist and sound engineer based in Berlin, best known for his work with the critically acclaimed bass/heavy band Jahcoozi, along side Sasha Perera and Robert Koch. Oren is originally from Tel Aviv, Israel where he studied music and started out as a sound engineer in analogue studios in the late 1990s. He moved to Berlin in 2001 and has been a member of Jahcoozi since they formed in 2002. With 3 full-length albums (Pure Breed Mongrel, Blitz ‘n’ Ass, and Barefoot Wanderer), an exclusive Japanese album (BLN 4 JPN ), numerous EPs, picture discs, remixes and collaborations to their name, Jahcoozi - currently signed to BPitch Control - have worked with a range of labels over the years including Kitty-Yo, Asound/!K7 etc. Oren Gerlitz and Jahcoozi played a big part in the highly acclaimed project BLNRB in 2010/11, as well the the project SoundCamp in Sri-Lanka in 2012. He is also active as a sound mixer for studio and live for various artists and venues. Aside from his work with Jahcoozi, Oren has co-produced remixes for German pop acts such as Max Mutzke, Jennifer Rostock or the Ohrbooten. He is has also played an key role behind the scenes in the making/mixing of Sasha Perera's upcoming solo record as 'Perera Elsewhere' as a number of Robert Koch's solo productions over the years.

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)

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

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