Based in Brooklyn, the American-Korean artist captured the world’s attention at the end of 2017 with the release of ‘EP2’. Featuring the incredibly catchy ‘Raingurl’, the EP was included in most end of year lists. Combining hip hop with house and techno, Yaeji sings over the top of her tracks and mixes in both English and Korean. This week she created an absolute weapon of a mix for Mixmag, perfectly encapsulating her sound.
Real name Cindy Li, Ciel currently runs two of the most forward thinking parties in Toronto called Work In Progress and It’s Not U It’s Me. Previously released on Shanti Celeste’s Peach Discs and with a forthcoming release on Forth, Ciel uses her career to advocate for the presence of women, people of colour and the LGBTQ community. Named as one of Mixmag’s 30 under 30,000 plays, the beginning of this year sees Ciel play across Europe including a gig at SIREN’s 2nd birthday.
Twitter is a great way to discover new talent, and it’s where we came across Object Blue – most likely on a thread with Machine Woman. Originally from Beijing/Tokyo, Rena is now based in London and has gained a reputation for her trippy live sets that mixes together techno with UK, bass-driven sounds. With releases on Let’s Go Swimming and Tobago Tracks, she’s a fast rising artist and her upcoming gigs include a stint with Machine Woman and a Negative Space party with Tasha and R.O.S.H.
Simply described as a ‘ball of energy’ in her Resident Advisor bio, Canadian DJ and producer Peach had an incredible 2017 with her Snack Time show on Radar Radio and is set to release her debut single on Midland’s newly-launched imprint Intergraded next month. Playing alongside the likes of Jackmaster, Jon Hopkins, Pearson Sound and at Discwoman’s London party last year, Peach’s sets are a combination of grooving melodies, soulful house and jacking techno. You could say that the bio is a true reflection of the music Peach plays.
As you might know, we like to champion our local promoters and Aurora Mitchell is the lady behind South London party Spectral at Rye Wax. Starting off as a resident at the ambient day party New Atlantis, Aurora hosts her own bimonthly Radar Radio show and has appeared on Beatrice Dillon’s NTS show and been part of the Tobago Tracks residency for Berlin Community Radio. Known for playing swampy sounds, her latest mix on Hyponik showcases her eclectic taste with a more club-focused track list.