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“her songs seem like they transcend the aural into the physical world”– Billboard
“bent the past three decades of rave culture to her own will” – The FADER
“one of the most prominent rising figures in electronic music” – PAPER
“careening into another universe” – Pitchfork
“music where nirvana meets the netherworld” – Stereogum
Producer and singer/songwriter yunè pinku returns with new track “Killing Bee,” a propulsive single that broadens the rising star’s sonic universe. The latest offering from the Malaysian/Irish artist marks her first release via the new London-based dance label Method 808.
“Killing Bee” is a twisted mosaic of electronic music styles; yunè pinku provides deadpan vocal passes over the cold, whirring four-to-the-floor beat. Drone tones hang above the arrangement with a haunting presence, lighting the way for an undeniable bassline pattern and machine-like hi-hats to take center stage. yunè pinku’s ability to mould disruptive and future-facing sound design into palatable floor-focused rhythms never ceases to amaze; “Killing Bee” is another stellar example in her growing catalogue.
yunè pinku stormed onto the music scene with the mesmeric and textural single “Laylo,” which marked the first puzzle piece of her effervescent debut EP Bluff, a heady and thrilling first statement of intent. The burgeoning producer then followed Bluff with the critically acclaimed BABYLON IX project this spring. Written from a fever dream-induced lens, it saw a move away from the “sad girl garage” pinku had been making previously and envisions a glossy, sci-fi landscape with huge, structured pop songs bolstered by her ethereal electronics. A kaleidoscopic six-track collection that imagines a rave in space: a deep dive into a futuristic world, BABYLON IX presents a multifaceted narrative drawing from psychology, ancient Celtic myths, and Hindu stories.
Having collaborated with rising Australian dance star Logic1000 on breakout hit ‘What You Like’ and a co-sign from Joy Orbison, who invited her to contribute a guest mix during his Radio 1 residency, pinku’s 2022 began with a coveted mix for The Blessed Madonna on New Year’s Day. The young artist has since received extensive press and radio support, securing a spot on Pitchfork’s 24 Great Records You May Have Missed list, being highlighted as Stereogum’s Artist To Watch, and an emerging dance artist profile for Billboard.
yunè played her US debut live shows to packed rooms in New York and LA this summer and a number of standout festival sets, including Primavera a la Cuitat, Hard Summer in LA, Sziget, and Field Day. Following her UK/EU tour supporting Biig Piig earlier this year, she is embarking on her first Australian tour run this September, with performances at Pitchfork Music Festival editions in Berlin and London to follow in November.
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