Beat alchemy with analogue synthesizers
JakoJako needed quite some time to realise what it means to be a resident DJ at Berghain. She joined that elite circle in 2021, and she has been regularly generating hypnotic atmospheres in the legendary club ever since. She is also one of the leading Berlin experts on analogue synthesizers.
To get into »SchneidersLaden«, the mecca of modular synthesizers in Berlin Kreuzberg, you have to know where to go and which bell to ring. Sibel Koçer, better known by her DJ moniker JakoJako, worked there for many years, supporting others on their journey to master the art of sound synthesis.
JakoJako also needs the feel and the aura of the real instrument in her live sets. What really gets her fired up is her »Korg« or the »Arturia MiniBrute«, and she loves it most when the sound-chemical reactions even confound her. »When I turn the knobs, see the lights or patch the cables, it calms me.«
Together with the grand master Rødhåd she created the album »In Vere«, featuring fast, driving structures that still have a peaceful undertone. In her solo work »Metamorphose« she relies on the more patient patterns of ambient tones. She recently also released »Verve«, her debut on the legendary label Mute, for which she had already remixed New Order and Depeche Mode frontman Martin Gore.
This season JakoJako is playing Crave Festival in The Hague, the Nation of Gondwana just outside Berlin, and Glitch in Malta. JakoJako is the sound-sorceress of the hour.
Presented by ByteFM