|Who or what are Jealov? That’s a hard question to answer, there are never faces in band photos, female vocals but it only seems like dudes in the group, maybe none of them are Jealov?. From what has been put into circulation they are a Photo-Video-Music collective/group/project from Belgium. So if you don’t know who they are don’t worry, that’s how they want it to be. Everything comes accompanied by “I am Jealov. You are Jealov. We are Jealov. This is Jealov.”|
If you haven’t heard their music before it’s a sophisticated mix or re-appropriation and pure creativity, sparse yet still very dense. They put their inspiration down to “…London, with it’s dark post dubstep scene, and the almost naive sunny sound of LA, blended with figments of the rest of the world.” that’s a lot to draw inspiration from. Jealov bring you a full package, videos images and music which work in a brilliant cohesion used to generate the emotions and feelings which help us to connect to it all.
Mush Records has just thrown up their Translations Ep for a free download! It’s a tape full of re-imagined pop classics from Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Rhianna, Jay Z, Sean Paul, and Aaliyah which is described by Mush as “a bootleg EP of top-40 twisted beyond recognition”.
I was speaking a while ago with a friend about what makes a good pop remix/sample and we decided that it was about connecting to that sense of nostalgia, that emotional memory that music loves to sit in and then making it relavant to you. Jealov’s sounds definitely fit into this category. They explain their album kind of in the same way, but much better “The point in remixing Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Sean Paul and others was to get something different out of tracks that are already part of everyone’s pop heritage. Sounds that are stuck in your head and are part of your memories, subconsciously maybe. We didn’t want to compete with them, nor were we trying to complete them. We just wanted to give them a new interpretation, translate them into something personal. When we hear something echoing in music we like, it creates a kind of melancholic feeling.“
For real I haven’t been able to stop listening to this EP since I heard it. IDareYouToTryNotToLikeIt. - Goodbye Galaxy