dj residency @pornceptual
for dj or live requests :
17.11.18 : Pather Room (Output) : New York
16.11.18. : Nitsa, Barcelona
28.9.18 : Beton Brut, Seoul
24.8.18 : Whole Festival, Germany
29.7.18 : Milkshake Festival, Amsterdam
28.7.18 : Red Light Radio, Amsterdam
14.7.18 : Smolna, Warsaw
7.7.14 : Feel Festival : Germany
16.6.18 : Pornceptual : Berlin
26.5.18 : So&So : Leipzig
25.5.18 : About Blank : Berlin
14.4.18 : Pornceptual : Berlin
7.4.18 : 6AM/Compound : Los Angeles
4.4.18 : Housepitality : San Francisco *Live*
24.3.18 : Unter x Hot Mass : New York
23.3.18 : Flash : Washington D.C.
22.3.18 : The Lot Radio : New York
8.3.18 : Le nouveau numéro, France
10.2.18 : Pornceptual : Berlin
27.1.18 : Wilde Renate : Berlin
26.1.18 : Körper 3 @ TBA : Dresden
13.1.18 : Acud Macht Neue, Berlin *Live*
1.1.18 : NY @ Wilde Renate : Berlin
13.7.18 : Jamaica Suk - "Clockwise EP" w. Pulse One Remix (Establishment)
Fall/Winter 18 : Monday Off V/A (Vinyl Only)
Fall/Winter 18 : Jamaica Suk - "Stinger Ray" EP (Gradient 002 Vinyl)
A lifelong musician and experimenter, Jamaica Suk has fused her jazz and metal roots from the Bay Area California with a feel for soulful techno, a combination that makes her at home leading driving dancefloor workouts across Europe. With her own vinyl label Gradient and accompanying event series, atop extensive activity as DJ and producer, she has found in Berlin a platform for the breadth of her musical versatility.
In her signature distorted melodies and hints of melancholic bass guitar, you might hear where Jamaica started – studying bass guitar in her teens, play-ing in jazz and grindcore, math rock and shoegaze bands, before getting deep into the Bay Area’s house and techno underground. Jazz musician by day, DJ by night, she quickly became established throwing monthly parties at 222 Hyde Street and in grimy area warehouses. Technology was an early passion, too, including completing an Audio Engineering program at San Francisco’s respected Pyramind. That combination of technology and musi-cal chops, meeting with an intuition for minimalism and repetition from Reich and Pan Sonic to techno classics, set the tone for landing in Berlin.
Based in the German capital since 2012, Jamaica has honed her production language, working in a studio tucked above the hedonistic dance labyrinths of the Wilden Renate club. And with equal parts German and Pacific, her music has earned a following for its postmodern, melodic narratives, soul and industrial sounds in balance.
On the production side, that’s meant a steady stream of releases on some revered boutique labels, including for Face to Face, Sub tl, and on vinyl for L.A.G. Keeping with the milieu of producing for the discerning digger, she now turns her aesthetic perfectionism to her vinyl-series Gradient, debuting with her own music and remixes and the paired Gradient Nights club series.
Jamaica Suk’s tracks