Since the release of her first two deep house EPs in 2017, Korean-American multi-hyphenate Yaeji has been on a steady ascent to dance-music stardom. The DJ, producer, singer, and rapper broke through New York City's dance scene with bilingual sets marked by slinky, bass-heavy beats and a wispy murmur of a voice, channeling introspective musings on themes like community and heritage into glossy floor-fillers and making space for the euphoria and intimacy of clubbing to coexist in the process. On her debut album, With a Hammer, Yaeji steps confidently into more experimental territory, enlisting fluctuating and textured production to probe metaphysical questions that explore collective patterns as much as personal expansion.
Few artists are truly smashing genre boundaries quite like Yaeji - and with her debut album she's doing that smashing with a hammer. Since 2017 Yaeji has been showing off her production prowess, fine-tuning a perfect blend of unorthodox sound design with club-ready rhythms, sprinkled with her signature soft crooning vocals. Tracks like 'Raingurl', her cover of Drake's 'Passionfruit' and an assortment of slick collaborations and remixes with the likes of Dua Lipa and Charli XCX cemented her as a true powerhouse of an artist.