Seoul / New York-based producer Yaeji is one of 2017's true breakouts. Her voice is unmistakably her own - a hushed whisper sliding in and out of English and Korean, so present yet barely there at all. Yaeji's self-titled debut came out this past Spring to wide-eyed praise from Pitchfork, Fader, Boiler Room, Resident Advisor, and the New Yorker.
Yaeji has just dropped EP2, the follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut. First single "drink i'm sippin on" was a bold step forward and proved to be a breakout hit, clocking in over 2 million plays in just a few weeks. Since the announcement of EP2, Yaeji has been profiled by Pitchfork, where she was dubbed "house music's most exciting new voice," and shared a new mix for DAZED.
Her hybrid CDJ performances at MoMA PS1, Boiler Room, and Hot Mass this year have been sweltering crowd-inclusive revelries, featuring Yaeji singing her own songs over the sounds and records that inspire her.
"one of the most fascinating vocalists to appear in house music of late"
- The FADER
"one of the most interesting artists out right now"
- Pigeons & Planes
"Yaeji's contemplative club music is bringing people together"
"Singing in both English and Korean, Yaeji spotlights her heritage
while deftly crafting a sound that's both futuristic and atmospheric"
- Gorilla vs. Bear