The autumn season of Ja Ja Ja is now well under way, and we have to say – we’re EXTREMELY excited about our upcoming October edition! As we do every month, we’re bringing three brand new Nordic artists to your attention via our Berlin show at FluxBau – and this time, we’ve got three particularly phenomenal acts for you to get to know.
Hailing from Oslo, tantalising dream-scape merchant Jakob Ogawa is set to join us in Berlin for a sure-to-be unmissable performance! Jakob will be joined by ORKID from the far, far north or Sweden, whose simmering style of electro-pop is sure to leave your knees weak. And the third act of the evening will be Danish trio The Entrepreneurs, whose blistering brand of “Noise & Romance” rock will shake FluxBau to its very foundations. Read on to get to know each of the artists better…
So what are you waiting for?! Get your tickets now to join the ultimate Nordic party in Berlin – just €5 in advance for Ja Ja Ja members!
Ja Ja Ja Proudly Presents:
JAKOB OGAWA | ORKID | THE ENTREPRENEURS
Jakob Ogawa [NOR]
“Ogawa’s ethereal vocals make for a blissful contrast with the earthiness of his production, and it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that he is set to have a breakout year.” – Highsnobiety
Jakob Ogawa hails from Oslo, Norway. The Norwegian dream-scape merchant has plenty of soul and love in his music, offering up a drowsy, luscious and off-kilter sound in each melody that he produces. Ogawa writes his own material and records everything himself, and will spend the rest of they year following up his already sublime back catalogue with even greater tunes.
“Swedish starlet Orkid combines velvet vocals with electro-pop” – Complex
ORKID, aka Matilda Melin from Sweden’s far north, continues to soar and amaze, release after release. Personifying quintessential Swedish indie-electro-pop, it’s hard not to fall for ORKID’s brand of velvet, soulful, fragile yet commanding vocals, alongside her captivating and piercing beauty inside and out.
The 21 year old starlet now lives in Stockholm – a world hub for modern pop – but was schooled on classic legendary singer/songwriters like Nat King Cole and Sam Cooke. These contrasting influences can be heard in ORKID’s rare quality to possess both on trend and a maturity beyond her years artistry. At the raw age of 16, she cleverly used the ‘Idol’ stage and overcame the challenge of being heard from a small town, leaving audiences gob smacked with her world class potential.
Desiring much more than ‘flash in the pan’ success, over the following two years ORKID completed her education, honed her song writing and live performance skills, and developed into one
of Sweden’s most exciting artist exports to watch.
The Entrepreneurs [DEN]
“…excessively explosive as it is dynamic and experimental“ – The Line Of Best Fit
The Entrepreneurs started out as a duo when bass player Anders Hvass and singer guitarist Mathias Bertelsen met in their teens starting high school in northern Denmark. They grew up in Thy, a rural region of Denmark, known for its creative environment and progressive youth culture, despite – or maybe because of – its remote location. As they grew older and craved new impressions, they moved across the country to Copenhagen, where they met Jonas Wetterslev who became the live drummer for their newly started band. Jonas quickly became more than just a live drummer and led to The Entrepreneurs expanding into a trio.
After touring extensively with their debut EP, the trio gained a reputation as one of the fiercest live bands in Denmark bringing their aesthetically rich and experimental variations on some rock’s most significant sub-genres like punk, grunge and post-rock to both Denmark’s main venues and the stages of such festivals as Roskilde Festival, Spot Festival, EuroSonic, Bylarm etc.
In February the band released their debut album “Noise & Romance” on adventurous indie label Tambourhinoceros. Noise & Romance is a lavish experience from start to finish. The grunge and post rock-inspired album opener “Session 1” sets the tone with a big and wide guitar riff, explosive drums and Mathias Bertelsen’s signature vocals that brings it all together.
Since their 2016 debut-EP Jonas Wetterslev, Anders Hvass and Mathias Bertelsen have grown into an intriguing alternative rock-band ready to take on the world.