Jaakko Eino Kalevi Influences

We asked part time Finnish tram driver and full-time disco disciple to pick through all that has influenced and shaped his sound.

Jaakko Eino Kalevi Influences

We asked part time Finnish tram driver and full-time disco disciple to pick through all that has influenced and shaped his sound.

Already something of a cult figure in Helsinki, where he used to live and work part-time as a tram driver, Jaakko is now making quite a name for himself in much further reaches of the world. Now residing in Berlin, Jaakko is an alluring and charismatic artist whose softly psychedelic pop blends funk, folk and disco 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.

We premiered Manfredas' excellent remix of his No End single a few weeks back. Check that here.

His much lauded 'Dreamzone EP' for Weird World/Domino came out late last year and his most recent output, the 'Yin Yang Theatre' EP, has been licensed by Mr Goldsworthy for his Beats In Space imprint where the great Speak Out has found a home and is being released next week. His next full album drops in January on WW/Domino.

He's struck a chord with us basically so we had to ask him to put us together the tracks that have influenced his sound... and you can read all about and listen to them up above. It's called Influences, you might have seen a few others on these pages. 


A little more info on Jaakko can be found here

Listen to Speak Out here...

Gigolo Tony Can't Nobody Love You Like I Do

Such a touching song with a great story and a smooth rhythm. Kind of like a prototype of R.Kelly's "Trapped In a Closet". Big emotions.

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