Suzume - J Lamotta
One of Berlin’s principal imprints for hip-hop, soul and beats is Jakarta Records. From Juju Rogers to Ivan Ave, the label has managed to consistently source the highest calibre of talent from around the city – and one of their most recent signings is another shining star.
Born in Tel Aviv with Moroccan roots, multi-instrumentalist J.Lamotta found her way to Berlin after studying jazz in New York. Feeding off the sounds of Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield and J Dilla, she began flipping samples, producing her own beats and singing on them… and well, it sounds pretty amazing.
Back in December she teamed up with the label to release her album Conscious Tree and now she’s back with a dazzingly daydreamy video for track ‘Chance’. Revolving around an acoustic guitar groove, J’s whispered voice spins a soothing melody against an organic MPC-swung beat and jazzy trumpet lines.