A musician and experimenter, postmodern forms of melodic story telling and soul rise from the industrial drive of a workout in her evolving sets.
Named by Boiler Room as one of "Berlin's best kept secrets," Jamaica Suk has fused her jazz and metal roots from the Bay Area California with a feel for soulful driving techno, a combination that makes her at home leading dancefloor workouts across the globe.
Postmodern forms of melodic storytelling and soul rise from the industrial drive of a workout in her evolving sets.
Percussive funk with hard dark rhythm, drive the music identity visible in our nature - day revealing the night, the night making way for the day. Lush and deep samples, hints of melancholic bass guitar, distorted melodies splashing the pulse and layers of a booming production.
It all began when she was 16, her first encounter in learning the bass guitar. Studying jazz throughout school and performing in bands from Grindcore, Mathrock to Shoegaze, she fell in love with hard - driving, distorted industrial sounds and slowly dipped her way into her found love of techno and electronic music.
Suk was inspired by bands like Sun0))), Godspeed You Black Emperor! and Pansonic, and forms of minimalism - especially Steve Reich’s compositions. Studying Reich’s forms gave her respect for the composition aspects of DJ’s in the underground techno and house scene in the Bay Area, that she was becoming involved in.
By day a jazz musician and night a DJ in San Francisco, throwing underground and monthly parties at warehouses & 222 hyde street she couldn’t deny the pulsating sounds drifting out of Europe.
After graduating from Pyramind in San Francisco studying Audio Engineering - In 2012, a haphazard trip to Europe for inspiration pulled her in so deep, she fell in love with the city of Berlin and its seasoned party culture, historical roots, and liberal mindsets - so she stayed. Currently residing in Berlin, she’s spent her time crafting her productions in her music studio built over the hedonic club Wilde Renate.
"A surging force of sonic exploration and a true up-and-coming in Berlin's techno scene, the formerly Bay Area-based artist Jamaica Suk continues to exercise a passion for techno while contributing new and exciting music for the club culture that she has come to know and love in Germany's capital. A trained musician and student of jazz, Jamaica's extensive musical background originally lead her towards a love of shoegaze and psychedelic rock. An eventual trip to Berlin changed her musical outlook drastically and Jamaica began to develop a love for the machine that would soon consume her. Originally just visiting, Jamaica decided to leave the West Coast of the United States permanently and took up residency in one of the techno capitals of the world (the only other being Detroit of course)." - xlr8r