Dejot is an electronic music project by Daniel Jakob, music producer and artist of Filewile and Dubokaj since 2003.
Holowez is the first of a two part series compiled out 40 plus songs that Dejot recorded during a 3 month stay in Johannesburg, South Africa. It’s an auteur electronica record, one teetering between a focused club functionality – heavily engaged with South African rhythmic sensibilities – and a fluent deployment of a whole array of experimental vernaculars. It’s a work that is layered and replete with field recordings: full of collected textures, padded with a meticulously sculpted, radiant low end and bracketed off by a cornucopia of swinging, jagged polyrhythms.
Experimental, at times clubby, warm, off-kilter, intertextual, intimate and so inviting, these are some things that come to mind while listening to Holowez. Part two of this series, also a full length, entitled Uhujano will be released on February 15.