We were thrilled to bits to jump back into action at September's Ja Ja Ja show with Tuvaband, The Holy and Wangel — and now we're all set to present another Ja Ja Ja show on Thursday 12th October!
Joining us at FluxBau will be Danish electronic pop starlet Soleima, Norwegian punk / power-pop outfit Death By Unga Bunga, and Swedish slick pop pioneer Frida Sundemo! We'll also be joined by Icelander Mr. Silla who'll be offering up a stellar inter-band soundtrack with a rare DJ appearance. So what are you waiting for?! Come on down to join us!
Death By Unga Bunga (NO)
Frida Sundemo (SE)
There is no label you can put on Soleima's music. Uniting electronic influences with world music, R&B and pop, the Danish artist creates an individual and unconventional sound. Soleima's passion for world music, especially African percussion instruments, was caused by several contacts she has had with foreign culture. Participating in an African dance camp, an exchange programm between Denmark and Sukumaland in Tanzania or working as a harvester in Nepal — all these experiences gave Soleima inspiration for her unique soundmix.
Death By Unga Bunga
Death By Unga Bunga (DBUB) are five guys from Moss, the garage rock capital of Norway, and just like in fairytales formed with lead singer Sebastian Ulstad Olsen holding auditions in his own garage. Since then DBUB have restlessly visited town after town, village after village spreading their energetic mix of garage, psychedelia and power pop to an increasingly bigger audience. Seeing them live an experience you'll not forget, an experience that´s best described as being hit by a rock'n'roll tornado.
The expressive and emotional pop songs of Stockholm-based songstress Frida Sundemo are the result of quite diverse influences. In her childhood which she spent in the outskirts of Gothenburg, she listened to her brother's records (among others: Radiohead, The Strokes and Weezer) on the one hand and classical music on the other. She soon started to learn the French horn, continued with the piano, then the guitar and finally found recording and music production.
In 2010 she released her debut album Dear, Let It Out exclusively in Japan where the lead single Towers became a radio number one. The Indigo EP became her first release in Europe. It was well received and got good words from critics. NME called Frida’s voice ”sweet but sad like a lollipop dropped on the floor”, and The Guardian praised her ”glistening electro-pop”. Her international debut album – Flashbacks & Futures (released early October) takes off with unswerving purpose and meteoric ambition — while never losing sight of her distinctive electro-pop genesis.
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To gain better insight into who is responsible for the band selection at Ja Ja Ja, these are the members of the Ja Ja Ja booking group:
Alexandra Bondi de Antoni (i-D Germany), Melanie Gollin (FluxFM), Vivien Mierzkalla & Sven Staedtler (Verstaerker), Sarah Besnard (ATC Live), Björn Pfarr (Reeperbahn Festival), Philipp Jacob-Pahl (LANDSTREICHER BOOKING), Kristin Michalek (Vevo), Nina Howden & Steffi von Kannemann (Nordic by Nature)