It comes but once a month, and Ja Ja Ja is set to do it all again; announcing its return at The Lexington on November 24th with a rotating roster of the finest Nordic talent.
Ja Ja Ja is thrilled to welcome Denmark’s funky BLACK DYLAN, alongside quirky Icelandic house outfit SÍSÝ EY and Norway’s garage rockers DEATH BY UNGA BUNGA. Back on the decks, and making you dance up a storm between acts, are DJs Project Fresh Socks. Get to know the full line-up below…
We are still buzzing from last Thursday’s packed October Ja Ja Ja with Pale Honey (SWE), M.I.L.K (DEN) and Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? (FIN).
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BLACK DYLAN | DENMARK
Black Dylan is a cutting-edge new duo with a sound conceived in France, delivered in Denmark and set to thrill funk, R&B and hip-hop fans the world over. The group features platinum-selling Danish star Wafande and his longtime collaborator and countryman Nuplex, aka Mikkel Andreas Thomsen.
Their album may be titled Hey Stranger, but Wafande and Nuplex's combined wealth of studio, songwriting and stage experience has the warmth and familiar ambience of the influences they share, from Marvin Gaye to Sly and the Family Stone to French hip-hop. But that's all combined with an original, dark and edgy approach that sounds distinctly like the future of streetwise soul.
Sísý Ey is a band founded in 2011 by Carmen Jóhannsdóttir who had previously worked with Elín Ey. The idea was to get Elín Ey and her two sisters, Elísabet Eyþórsdóttir and Sigríður Eyþórsdóttir, to sing live house music and to not only bring their voices into new territory, but also use their abilities in different context as they all have more acoustic-driven music careers. After spending some time scouting for “the one” to work with, the missing link was found in Oculus, a producer and DJ. The main focus of the band has been live performances. Though still in their early days, Sísý Ey has many releases on the horizon and has fast built a name for music and performances.
2016 looks to be Death By Unga Bunga’s most prolific year so far. After ‘Pineapple Pizza’ was released earlier this year, the band have mainly been on the road, and especially in the US. Americans welcomed them with open arms, and they were added by more than one hundred radio stations; making them one of the most-played bands on American college radio. Their fans are screaming for more, and that’s just what DBUB intend to give them!
A common misconception is that DBUB are leaning heavily on the retro rock trend, and in particular good old garage rock. It’s been a while since the boys listed The Sonics as their main source of inspiration, and people who have followed the band the last couple of years obviously know that they’ve grown to become one of Norway’s best power pop/rock bands. And let it be said: Not many bands make cooler riffs and choruses than DBUB right now.