jj no 3
Secretly Canadian/Sincerely Yours

jj is Joakim Benon and Elin Kastlander, a duo from Gothenburg, Sweden. Kind of like a secret, jj has a bit of a hushed appeal and this pair are beyond enigmatic. Without the usual suspects: Facebook, Twitter or Myspace it’s hard to find any information on them, somehow taking you back a decade to when that was commonplace.

Having released jj no 2 in 2009, they became an underground sensation, you know the type – a friend tells a friend, tells a friend and so on and so forth. But, that doesn’t speak for the music. The vocals are wistful and dreamy combining an amalgamation of morphing sounds ranging from lo-fi pop, strings, synths, African rhythms, and even a bit of hip-hop.

jj produce clear-cut songs that have a definitive vision resulting in a sense of calm and clarity. Because of their unique sound, it’s hard to draw comparisons. In fact, jj speak from themselves. If you want to hear something that’s not run of the mill, check it out. For more information visit:


Finnegan Durfee