Ja Ja Ja presents:
+ Ja Ja Ja DJs / Project Fresh Socks DJs
September 29, 2011.Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London N1 6NU*
After our annual summer hiatus, Ja Ja Ja returns with perhaps our finest line-up to date. From Norway, we give you Razika – made up of four 19-year-old girls who blend Riot Girl ethos with post-punk energy and give it a sunnier, poppier make-over; their live set promises to be one BIG summer dance party. Their album Program 91 promises to ‘instantly recall your favorite summer. Your first kiss. The first time you snuck out of the house’ with it’s exhilarating mix of ska, Riot Grrl, ‘60s girl groups, post-punk and upbeat, C86 pop that had the NME hail it as “near perfect” while The Stool Pigeon glowed that “this is music imbued with wonderment and freedom”.
LCMDF are all Technicolour energy, stabbing synths, tropical vibes and pure, unapologetic alt-pop; a sound Notion magazine aptly described as “explosive and maximilist”. Their debut album Love and Nature was Artrocker’s 5 star ‘Album of the Month’, calling the Finnish sister duo “wild, multi-dimensional, a little bit kinky and as fresh and wild as anything on the moon of Pandora” while across the pond NYLON rightly called them “Finland’s finest musical export”.
Starting the evening’s Nordic extravaganza on a high – both visually and musically – will be young electro trio Sykur from Reykjavik, Iceland who’ve already had Dazed Digital urging music lovers and party-goers everywhere to “get in early on these guys; then gorge, dance and brave the incredible rush”. They’ve played with the likes of Peaches and Junior Boys in their hometown and collaborated with Iceland’s fashion designer-to-watch Mundi Vondi. Their 80s electro influenced debut UK single ‘Shed Those Tears’ is out on 12 September and has been posted and heralded by many online, from specialist electronic blogs to the Guardian who describe the track: “opening with a laser-guided synth riff, bubbling beats and brilliantly detached vocals, it morphs into a wonderfully camp chorus featuring youthful falsetto”.
*please note change of venue for one month only. Ja Ja Ja will return to The Lexington in October.