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Jakuzi Release New EP, 'Açık Bir Yara'
Christian Eede , August 5th, 2021 22:43

The Turkish synth-wave group worked on the lead track with Boy Harsher production collaborator Maurizio Baggio

Jakuzi have shared their first new music in two years, a two-track EP, titled Açık Bir Yara.

Written before the pandemic, the Istanbul-based synth-wave band say they want to use the new release as a way to address the change in people's personal emotional priorities over the last 18 months or so. Jakuzi vocalist Kutay Soyocak says the band "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."

Speaking about lead track 'Hiç Işık Yok', which you can check out above, Kutay says: "We met with Maurizio Baggio, who works with projects we follow such as Boy Harsher and The Soft Moon. We decided to work with him as the song's 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."

Açık Bir Yara is out now on City Slang.