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Saturday, March 1 • 23:00 - 23:30
Jaakko Eino Kalevi (FIN)

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Already something of a cult figure in Helsinki, where he lives and works part-time as a tram driver, Jaakko Eino Kalevi’s unique musical direction has led to him becoming the first ever Nordic artist to sign to the Domino Recording Co., whose Weird World imprint released his acclaimed four-song ‘Dreamzone’ EP in December, to be followed by an album and more in 2014.
Feted by everyone from The Sunday Times and the Evening Standard to VICE, BBC Radio and NME, Jaakko’s deep-fried cosmic pop takes cues from influences as broad as Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry (for his “singularity and drive”), the “softness and adultness” of Chris Rea, Finnish jazzman Jimi Tenor and the hyper-vivid fantasy worlds of the more contemporary Ariel Pink and Connan Mockasin. The result is a hugely enticing window into Jaakko’s world – a colourful, magical place where everything happens in its own time and nature and technology get along harmoniously.
Recent press highlights for Jaakko Eino Kalevi:
‘It’s done the way Jaakko does things: strange and beautiful with a side order of deep-fried question mark’ Vice
‘The EP revels in its whimsical, boundary-free right to roam’ Sunday Times
‘We’re actually a little lost for words how beautiful this one is’ The Fly, Track of The Day
‘An engagingly florid collection of DayGlo pop’ Grazia
‘No End (is) a hazily beautiful duet’ ‘Virtually Famous’ Evening Standard
‘A hyper-vivid voyage into a fantasy land’ Noisey
‘A blissed out, skittering synth giant that builds on some Chromatics-style poignance’ DIY
‘Jaakko Eino Kalevi is the Finnish artist most likely to endure endless comparisons to Ariel Pink this year. Jaakko’s got more funk, though, and isn’t afraid of 80s keyboard action’ Dummy


Saturday March 1, 2014 23:00 - 23:30 CET

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