She’s gone from DJing in worn down basements to selling out a few hundred-capacity shows. You might have spotted yaeji on BBC’s Sound ...


She’s gone from DJing in worn down basements to selling out a few hundred-capacity shows. You might have spotted yaeji on BBC’s Sound of 2018 Longlist, or you might have heard the praises from Boiler Room and Resident Advisor. Either way, the DJ/producer/singer/rapper (or just a pure artist) is definitely one distinctive sound that you shouldn’t sleep on in 2018.

The 24-year-old Korean-American Kathy Lee has so far released two EPs, both within 2017. Having moved between various places in America and Korea early on in her life, she’s got her suitcase filled to the brim; something that is noticeable in her music. Her latest release, EP2, touches on the subject of displacement as a result of growing up between the two countries.

She has somehow bagged herself a huge fan base outside of the dance music scene, even with favourites like “Feel It Out” and “Guap” - ones that are obviously aimed to attract your local, giddy house head. She’s created such an admirable personality in her music by mixing in her mellow, laid-back vocal combined with the rotating languages; she’s finding her own little space in-between being a performer and a full-on technical DJ.


Raingurl is a pure bop. There’s no-bullshit beat, just lyrics that will certainly follow you for days on after, circling your brain and distracting you from the pile of uni work you definitely should be doing. There’s something so entrancing about it all; a small, aesthetical human with clear glasses singing/rapping about vodka and clubs while alternating between Korean and English. Her whole project is an intriguing change in the house music scene, a place that is still largely dominated by the male species.

Yaeji is undeniably the face of what our generation is further developing in to. The sly underground house beats float perfectly in with the gentle synths. Whether you’re going to hear her in your resident club every Thursday or through your headphones being lost in Clapham, her crisp new sound will keep your head bopping.

She’s playing this year’s Coachella, so you better stream her newest release, EP2, right here:


Written by Annika Singh

A new mini-documentary entitled “Deep DIIV” is currently available to stream on Tidal, and was recorded shortly after frontman Zachary ...


A new mini-documentary entitled “Deep DIIV” is currently available to stream on Tidal, and was recorded shortly after frontman Zachary Cole Smith returned after dealing with a drug addiction. The short film follows the band through several rehearsals before playing their rare acoustic show in Brooklyn last year.

Catch them practising their version of My Bloody Valentine’s ‘When You Sleep’ right HERE.




Written by Annika Singh

If you’ve heard of boy pablo , chances are that you’ve probably stumbled across the silly music video for Everytime on Youtube. A video ...

If you’ve heard of boy pablo, chances are that you’ve probably stumbled across the silly music video for Everytime on Youtube. A video that somehow exploded within a few months, by having an eccentric element of attracting the millennial generation - something that I obviously fell for, no surprise there.

19-year-old Pablo from Norway only just started the “boy pablo” project in 2016, and has since then already released a 6-track EP and 3 singles. Although he writes and produces his own songs, he brings his high school mates on the stage when performing live. Believe it or not, they’ve played in front of the King and Queen of Norway, as a support act for Beach Fossils and several big festivals around Norway.


There are no exquisite details or solos to be found on the EP, just straight up fuzz pop; exactly how you would like it if you are a dream-pop fan. While they’re getting compared to the likes of Mac Demarco and Mild High Club, their typical boyish songs about young love is going to end up on your “summer 2k18” playlist - probably requested by your hipster mate in a baby pink sweatshirt, so you can get lost in a field on a sunny, summer day together.

Pablo and his four best mates are going on their first ever European tour soon, and hopefully, we’ll get more music from them before that. boy pablo are hitting up Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen here in London on the 27th of March. Grab your ticket via. DICE - I’ve got mine already, of course.


Stream the EP Roy Pablo on Spotify right here:




Written by Annika Singh

Hosted at the acclaimed Finsbury Pub, Sun Arcana delivered a tight set last month at their headlining performance. By first impression, ...


Hosted at the acclaimed Finsbury Pub, Sun Arcana delivered a tight set last month at their headlining performance. By first impression, the band could easily be confused as an indie rock band as they maintain a cool aura most associated with hipsters, however, once on stage, the music is an undeniable melange of hard rock and grunge. 

Photo by Hannah Williams
It is evident to all who listen that they take time to perfect their craft. Though mistakes on stage are inevitable, it is very noticeable when a band is very much off its mark and when a band is hitting all the right notes; Sun Arcana would be the latter. Their tunes are not for the faint of heart, to say the least. Adjectives that contrarily describe them would be mellow, easy listening, and go-with-the-flow. Within their songs, all instruments and vocals possess a raw emotion to them. With twinges of the guitar riffs reminiscent of the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, they deliver a powerful performance leaving the audience awestruck of what is being delivered. 

Also noteworthy of Sun Arcana is the dynamic of the band on stage. Being poised and at ease with one another is a practice that takes many groups years to hone. Sun Arcana, on the other hand, look as if they’ve been playing with decades worth of familiarity bred between them. The importance of this might not immediately seem of much consequence, however, there is nothing more awkward and arduous than listening to a band that seems fractured and not in tune with one another.

One of their singles out now, ‘Wonderful’, is a prime encapsulation of the band in one. Though commencing with a punchy and intense guitar riff, there are moments of vulnerability, especially in the main vocals. Flirting with the characteristics of a metal rock song, it’s an effective and progressive tune that reaches a broad audience of intriguing listeners.

Having graduated just last year from UWL, we look forward to hearing more of what Sun Arcana have to deliver, as their sound is a refreshing hard rock not found in many mainstream contemporary bands.




Check out Sun Arcana on Facebook HERE
Listen to their single 'Wonderful' HERE

Written by Devon Potter