J.Lamotta すずめ (speak: Jay Lamotta Suzume) was born in Tel Aviv to a family with Moroccan roots. Her relationship with music actually started with the blues, singing tunes by Lightnin' Hopkins and R.L Burnside. Later as a teenager she fell in love with Jazz, and the sound of Billie Holiday, John Coltrane and Sun Ra.
In 2014 and just before finishing her Bachelor degree in Jazz, she decided to relocate to Berlin - instead of New York - where she was supposed to finish her studies.
In Berlin, she discovered her passion for soul and hip-hop through the sounds of Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield and J Dilla. That was also when she began flipping samples, producing her own beats, and singing on them, as well as rapping, playing trumpet, percussion, synthesizer & the guitar.
She has independently released several self-produced EPs: "Dedicated To" (2015) "Grains of Sand" (2016) "Better Now" (2016) and "State of Being" (2017).
In September 2016 she formed her own seven-piece band, "The Dizzy Sparrow", to perform her beats live. "Conscious Tree" is her first official release. It's being released in December 2017 by Jakarta Records.
Support: Estère's unique brand of Electric Blue Witch-Hop creates an unparalleled melange of music like a modern day mage with an ability to conjure magic from the sounds around her. Acclaimed as a rare performer of unique calibre, her catalogue for support slots includes opening for the likes of Grace Jones, John Cale, Flume and Erykah Badu. Referencing the meaty side of electronic music with thick bass atop weighty drums then contrasting it with organic acoustic textures - Estère bedecks her production with a rich elastic voice and punchy, ethereal melodies. The coy hiss of Vietnamese bamboo trees, the angry crash of a cutlery draw, the clicking tongue of a possum, are all examples of the strange sounds Estère has sampled and surreptitiously slipped into her music.
Photo Credits: Malik Abdoulayi
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