Istanbul-based synth-wave band Jakuzi have shared their first new music in two years with their new EP Açık Bir Yara, which is out today via City Slang.
Speaking about the lead single “Hiç Işık Yok” from the record, Jakuzi vocalist Kutay Soyocak said: “We made a song that has a gothic and futureless mood and named it ‘Hiç Işık Yok’ after the lyrics were written. At that time we met with Maurizio Baggio, who works with projects we follow such as Boy Harsher and Soft Moon. We decided to work with him as the songs producer and wanted to make an Italo disco song with a sampling aesthetic and percussion predominance. The song turned into a dance song with Maurizio which made a nice contrast.”
Listen to “Hiç Işık Yok” below:
Written before the pandemic, Jakuzi want to use their new EP as a way to address the global shift in needs as well as the change in our own personal emotional priorities and our efforts to reconsider life, which have all really come to light during the past 18 months. Expanding on this Kutay said: “We waited to release these songs since we couldn’t predict what the future would be in the pandemic period. Then, we realised how coincidentally two pre-written songs fit our current mood. We wanted to publish our productions because we believe that they are the milestones of the periods in our lives. Before the third album, we wanted it to be a reminder that reflects this period. The cover work was also shaped by similar feelings. Artwork by Mertcan Mertbilek, known for his animation music clips and the “Palmiyeler” band, was inspired by our changing world’s needs.”
Their new EP Açık Bir Yara is made up of two tracks, the first “Açık Bir Yara” was produced by Kutay and Kerem Brumend and introduces a much colder and yet more danceable side Jakuzi while the second, “Hiç Işık Yok”, was produced by Kutay and Maurizio Baggio, who has previously worked with Boy Harsher, EMA, The Soft Moon & Merchandise. Both preview a little glimpse of what is next for Jakuzi.
Açık Bir Yara EP artwork & tracklist:
1. Açık Bir Yara
2. Hiç Işık Yok