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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoxCItHxLiM

This song is excellent, anyone else feel the same? Her ep is pretty good too, though only Guap comes close to being as good as drink i'm sippin on

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjTrnKAcYjE

josh az (2011nostalgia), Sunday, 15 October 2017 07:22 (five years ago) link

Yeah, she's great

Week of Wonders (Ross), Sunday, 15 October 2017 23:58 (five years ago) link

hella cool!

niels, Tuesday, 17 October 2017 17:19 (five years ago) link

love the shit out of drink i'm sippin on

excited to see what comes next

james brooks, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 06:07 (five years ago) link

Good stuff. She's made some Rinse FM mixes too:

https://soundcloud.com/rinsefm/yaeji290817

sbahnhof, Saturday, 21 October 2017 05:45 (five years ago) link

Boiler Room set is the best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t649hEMbIA

fffv, Tuesday, 24 October 2017 22:00 (five years ago) link

four weeks pass...

into this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeyBWk_zPOA

In a slipshod style (Ross), Thursday, 23 November 2017 03:03 (five years ago) link

xp it's great! also, people shouldn't text while they dance imo

sbahnhof, Thursday, 23 November 2017 08:35 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

This has not been posted on here?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3T8KznhThQ

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 26 December 2017 23:30 (five years ago) link

drink sippin reminds me of early junior Boys

Heavy Messages (jed_), Wednesday, 27 December 2017 00:58 (five years ago) link

fav is probably feel it out, not big on raingurl tbh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s-UVW4x2YE

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 27 December 2017 01:39 (five years ago) link

Sometimes I listen to raingurl and it's incredible, and sometimes it feels corny. I love the dance music template she goes for in it though - it has such an underground house music feel but it's very direct and pop

josh az (2011nostalgia), Wednesday, 27 December 2017 02:20 (five years ago) link

My enjoyment of raingurl is directly correlated to how drunk I am when I hear it

porg and bess (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 27 December 2017 14:03 (five years ago) link

I don't get people saying it's corny, but I also don't get "this is corny" in general.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 27 December 2017 14:05 (five years ago) link

Nick Sylvester has become a pretty serious producer, huh (Shamir, this)

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 27 December 2017 16:44 (five years ago) link

the nick sylvester revelation makes me better understand this

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 27 December 2017 22:28 (five years ago) link

'guap' sounds like galcher lustwerk and 'after that' sounds like luomo

'drink i'm sippin on' sounds like cassie fanclub x hip hop reference

this is probably not for me but its well- ... well-something

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 27 December 2017 22:29 (five years ago) link

i thought yaej produced her own stuff

flopson, Wednesday, 27 December 2017 23:35 (five years ago) link

is he A&R-ing or managing or something

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 27 December 2017 23:44 (five years ago) link

whats the deal with the line 'i don't fuck with family planning' in raingurl?

flopson, Wednesday, 27 December 2017 23:48 (five years ago) link

I understand it as she isn't there to find a man

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 27 December 2017 23:52 (five years ago) link

the line that precedes it is 'when the sweaty walls are bangin'

flopson, Wednesday, 27 December 2017 23:54 (five years ago) link

Sure, atmosphere of a basement rave, does not need to be a sexual thing. I may be completely wrong of course.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:01 (five years ago) link

I interpret it is as she won't be making plans the next day with family as it's gonna be a crazy night

kolakube (Ross), Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:03 (five years ago) link

xp- ah ya true that's probably it

flopson, Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:05 (five years ago) link

Good lyric!

kolakube (Ross), Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:07 (five years ago) link

A lot of her lyrics have this thing where she seems to know the words she wants to use but doesn't know that they usually collocate to different things, it makes them a bit confusing but also makes for sometimes very original language. I don't know if this is deliberate or juat a play on her code switching with Korean.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:17 (five years ago) link

Who knows what you’re talking about

calstars, Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:25 (five years ago) link

i thought yaej produced her own stuff

― flopson, Wednesday, December 27, 2017 5:35 PM (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

is he A&R-ing or managing or something

― Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, December 27, 2017 5:44 PM (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

No, from interviews it sounds like she sent him demos and then they would produce/record the real versions together, using his gear etc. To me it definitely shares some sonic DNA with the Shamir record he did.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 28 December 2017 04:04 (five years ago) link

Here you go: https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/3121
"The first thing I heard were these tossed-off demos on SoundCloud," Sylvester tells me over the phone from the Godmode studio in Los Angeles. The thing that got him was her voice—raw and untreated, even off-key at times, totally unlike the overproduced vocals you hear on a lot dance music. "There's something almost voyeuristic about it," he says. "And I love her cadences, the way she uses English and Korean lyrics to hide meaning, or obscure it, or create a different meaning. I mean, it was just immediate."

They began collaborating. Sylvester, who's a professional studio musician and engineer, offered his technical know-how to juice up some of the ideas Lee had started in Ableton. When it comes to dance music, the role of an A&R person tends to be limited: they'll tell you which tracks they like, then assemble the individual releases and send them out for mixing and mastering. Sylvester, however, takes a hands-on approach that more closely resembles something you'd see on a big-budget pop record.

"What that means," he says, "is that Kathy often starts with the idea. She'll record something in her room, then shoot the stems over to me. Maybe I'll replace certain parts or rearrange them, or I'll send it back to her and be like, 'I think this could be better.'"

They recorded both of her EPs—Yaeji and EP2—this way. Lee jots down her production ideas along with her lyrics. Then they head to the studio together to reinterpret the whole thing using top-shelf equipment. "Drink I'm Sippin On," the big single from EP2, is actually a beat that Sylvester worked on during a trip to Atlanta, which accounts for its low-slung Southern rap sound. He wrote parts of "Feel It Out" for a song he originally pitched to Beyoncé. When her creative team passed on the instrumental, Lee wrote a whole new arrangement and made it the most memorable track on her first record.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 28 December 2017 04:09 (five years ago) link

That Boiler Room set is all kinds of incredible. So many different beats and moods but such great flow.

Roz, Monday, 8 January 2018 17:15 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

lol I saw her last night and she just stood in the dj booth and quietly rapped (or lip synced) over her tracks, it was still kinda great tho

the masseduction of lauryn hill (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 5 April 2018 14:05 (four years ago) link

five months pass...

She just put out this Charli XCX remix, very low-key and didn't impress at first but is really growing on me after a couple of listens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_ap0UDrfMg

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 21 September 2018 19:23 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

whats the deal with the line 'i don't fuck with family planning' in raingurl?

― flopson, Wednesday, December 27, 2017 6:48 PM (ten months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

whats the deal with the line 'i don't fuck with family planning' in raingurl?

― flopson, Wednesday, December 27, 2017 6:48 PM (ten months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

come on and they said i was a naif

Trϵϵship, Monday, 5 November 2018 03:12 (four years ago) link

the line that precedes it is 'when the sweaty walls are bangin'

― flopson, Wednesday, December 27, 2017 6:54 PM (ten months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Trϵϵship, Monday, 5 November 2018 03:13 (four years ago) link

i'm loving this artist by the way.

Trϵϵship, Monday, 5 November 2018 03:15 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

One More for the year..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyPOhGIc1RI

sbahnhof, Sunday, 30 December 2018 22:05 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

No proper yaeji thread?
New song (from imminent mixtape) and tour news today.

― Jeff W, Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:10 AM

There's a thread, you're in it now

Yaeji - WAKING UP DOWN
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNNf4I1dc_U

sbahnhof, Thursday, 12 March 2020 07:46 (two years ago) link

*arrives through wormhole*

Thank you!

Jeff W, Thursday, 12 March 2020 10:29 (two years ago) link

four weeks pass...

new one easily her best. it’s like a 2019 LES version of pop 2

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Thursday, 9 April 2020 19:48 (two years ago) link

I really didn't get this new one and gave up listening before the end - I was reminded of Pop 2 in its approach but it just made me want to listen to Charli XCX be properly weird instead of these watery static productions. There's a digital sheen about this, but where something like Pop 2 is futuristic and exciting, this felt plainly robotic. Really disappointing after loving other stuff she's done, "Raingurl" especially.

boxedjoy, Thursday, 9 April 2020 21:27 (two years ago) link

same

flopson, Friday, 10 April 2020 06:26 (two years ago) link

damn! idk maybe i need bland in my life to contrast with all the ambient sirens in nyc but i really liked it, and i actually was expecting not to, having soured a bit on her vibe over the past two years.

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Friday, 10 April 2020 20:54 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idllz1EuO10

???

ufo, Tuesday, 11 May 2021 14:06 (one year ago) link

like as far as commercial tie-ins go this is deeply deeply confusing

ufo, Tuesday, 11 May 2021 14:08 (one year ago) link

six months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Yx-m76faTE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrfDknXJivw

these singles she did with ohhyuk recently are excellent, especially "year to year", that's probably the best thing she's done yet

ufo, Sunday, 5 December 2021 09:12 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

new song "For Granted", album coming in April

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfOURyD7ljc

Roz, Thursday, 19 January 2023 04:47 (two weeks ago) link


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