Ghanian producer, DJ and fashion designer jakGALT was born in Kumasi, then spent his life hopping between cities across the map – Nuremberg, Frankfurt, London, Philadelphia, and New York City – before finally returning to Ghana. Now based in Accra, he synthesizes these globe-spanning experiences into music that injects the electrifying lifeblood of Ghana into his formative musical influences, hip-hop, Chicago and Detroit house.
GALTFaculty produces gritty, off-the-cuff house music that haphazardly arranges dense layers of treated samples around elastic, limber rhythms. Choosing to work in an impromptu fashion, he disregards perfectionist editing and software wizardry in favour of raw, one-take live recordings, conjured from an array of unorthodox analog gear and imbued with a invigorating, improvisatory spirit.
His first official release is “E B O W”, a six-track EP that’s out on NYC imprint Human Pitch in March – and we’re excited to be sharing the first cut from the record to grace the internet. Layering obscured vocal samples between bumping, phased-out percussion, “Owned It” is a galvanizing introduction to this producer’s raw talent.
GALTFaculty’s E B O W is out on digital format via Human Pitch on 16 March 2018, grab a copy here.
1. Smokey Jarreau In Colt Villa
2. Owned It
3. Jak Pukes