yunè pinku (live)
One to watch for the Guardian and NME, yunè pinku is giving new shape to club culture, evoking elements of electronic music from the past decades. Her productions can employ scuttly garage drums with golden era UKG bass stabs, or dubby bass lines reminiscent of early 00s post-dubstep, while her voice cuts the beats like a synth.
yunè pinku’s music taps into many facets of being a young person in the early 2020s, bottling a disembodied feeling of detachment. Half-Malaysian and half-Irish, the South East London-based newcomer layers wistful, syrupy vocals over production that draws from the UK rave canon but with a restless, textural slant. It’s music for pre-drinking while applying eyeliner; the messy afters; the 8am Uber journey home.
“I try to grasp the weird in between feelings that everyone has but no one describes, like where you feel like you should be happy but you’re not, or, if you’re at a party, and sort of tune out.”