Juju & Jordash at Culture Box
A heady session of jacking rhythms and dancefloor grooves from the freewheelin’ duo.
Gal Aner and Jordan Czamanski found each other in the mid ’90s in Haifa, Israel, where both were tooling around the city’s jazz scene. As they gravitated toward the electronic realm, the two relocated to the Netherlands. They maintained an improvisational approach in the studio with lengthy jam sessions, landing on their own unique brand of house and techno in the process. Although the pair’s first record as Juju & Jordash surfaced in 2004, an early affiliation with the Dekmantel crew provided a major boost; since then, albums like Techno Primitivism, Clean-Cut and Sis-Boom-Bah! have garnered widespread acclaim, as did the duo’s efforts to engage with Judaism and the history of Israel on Golf Channel releases Jewsex and Unleash the Golem. It’s the live arena where Juju & Jordash continue to truly distinguish themselves, as their completely improvised, gear-intensive live shows have become a staple of the festival circuit. Similarly intriguing is the group’s collaboration with Move D as Magic Mountain High, whose records and live performances take things even deeper. In this session, they perform a thrilling DJ set in Copenhagen.