Jaakko Eino Kalevi is Weird World’s latest signing. His ‘Dreamzone’ EP is out on 2nd December 2013. Directed by Harley Weir.
Weird World: http://weirdworld.dominorecordco.com/ww/singles/09-10-13/dream-zone-ep
Filmed in Scotland, the Lynchian footage perfectly accompanies the track’s dubby grooves and cantering rhythms.
Already something of a cult figure in Helsinki, where he lives and works part-time as a tram driver, Jaakko’s (pronounced “Yah-koh”) debut release for the label is an alluring introduction to a charismatic artist whose softly psychedelic pop blends funk and folk in an intriguing and highly satisfying manner. A self-taught multi-instrumentalist who is happiest behind the drums, Jaakko plays, sings and produces all his own material. Having released a steady stream of diverse music on local labels for several years, Jaakko has long been considered one of Finland’s most promising young artists and with his signing to Weird World becomes the first ever Nordic artist to work with Domino or its subsidiaries in the label’s 20-year history.