This summer Australian dance floors will play host to Korean-American DJ and producer Yaeji for the very first time.
As well as the already-announced Meredith Music Festival, Yaeji will perform at The Studio, Sydney Opera House on Saturday 1 December; in Melbourne at Max Watt’s on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 December; and at Brisbane’s The TBC Club on Saturday 8 December.
Tickets are on sale now.
Described by Pitchfork as “house music’s most exciting new voice”, Yaeji adds to a massive 12 months that’s already seen her release ‘EP2’, the follow-up to her self-titled 2017 debut; appear on the cover of FADER; score a spot on the BBC Sound of 2018 longlist; and land spots on the Sónar and Coachella festival line-ups.
On her debut EP, Yaeji merged her club influences with songwriting and hazy raps, resulting in global breakout singles “Drink I’m Sippin On” and “Raingurl”, which see her effortlessly alternate between Korean and English vocals. EP2 marks Yaeji’s ascendance as a singular and leading voice in dance, hip-hop and avant-pop music.
A remix of Drake’s “Passionfruit” during a famed Boiler Room set last year saw Yaeji begin her ascent to indie-stardom. Her songrwriting avoids party clichés and instead acts as an invitation into an intimate world where cultural identity and self-reflection are explored through dreamlike house productions that morph from whispery confessionals to dancefloor burners.