박혜진 Park Hye Jin - Before I Die

박혜진 Park Hye Jin - Before I Die

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Exceptional production and real effortless grace. Love this.

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박혜진 Park Hye Jin has announced her highly-anticipated debut album ‘Before I Die’, out on Ninja Tune. The album—entirely written, produced and performed by the South Korean-born and now LA-based the producer, rapper, singer, and DJ—follows the release of her hugely successful ‘How can I’ EP and comes on the heels of a string of collaborations, working with the likes of Clams Casino & Take A Daytrip (“Y DON’T U”), Blood Orange (“CALL ME (Freestyle)”) and Nosaj Thing (“CLOUDS”), plus a remix from Galcher Lustwerk (“Can you”).

+ Deluxe edition is hot pink vinyl plus a bonus 7"
+ Indie edition is pink marble vinyl
+ Standard edition is baby blue vinyl

Her debut album follows an incredible few years for the young artist, with a string of releases that have seen her garner strong support from the likes of Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Jezebel, FADER, DAZED, i-D, E!, Resident Advisor, Exclaim!, Hypebeast and many more. She was additionally featured in numerous ‘Best Of 2020’ lists from Billboard, The Guardian, NYLON and others, included in the NME 100 list of ‘Essential emerging artists for 2021’ & V Mag's 'Generation V’ series, and highlighted by British GQ and Stereogum as ‘One to Watch’.

The EP’s lead single, ’Like this’—hailed by Mixmag as one of the “best tracks of 2020” and featured on the FIFA 2021 soundtrack—was supported across BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music (where it was playlisted for multiple weeks) with plays from Annie Mac, Clara Amfo, Lauren Laverne, Phil Taggart and many more. In the US the track was #1 of ‘Top Electronic’ in the NACC Charts (North American College and Community Radio), and in the ‘Top 200’ overall, with further support from KEXP, KCRW, SiriusXMU and more.

Artist: 박혜진 Park Hye Jin
Label: Ninja Tune
Catalogue: ZEN277
Barcode: 5054429149241
Format: LP or CD
Release Date: 24th September 2021
                 
"Bedroom-dreamy and in-your-face all at once, the young rapper-producer’s debut album is an unsettling affair"
★★★★☆
 
               
"The album bathes your ears in a warm, lush atmosphere that feels like the audio equivalent of drinking a soothing slushie-cocktail on a sweltering summer afternoon."
 
         

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