It’s Yaeji Season on crackaud.io and our latest cover star has curated a week-long series of mixes inspired by the seasons of the year. Today, with the release of the final recording by Yaeji herself, you can find the whole takeover here.
Yaeji’s artistic practice has always been steeped in collaboration. From her now-famous Curry In No Hurry supper club to the close bonds between her and her team, Yaeji’s output is shaped by the community she surrounds herself with. Her residency – for which she invites five peers from New York’s club scene – is yet another example of this.
“Seasons have always been a way for me to mark time, feelings and memories,” Yaeji says on her chosen theme. “Growing up in cities that carry four seasons, I remember recognising a distinct smell and feel for each of them. When I was asked to invite friends [for the residency] I thought, I’d love to hear how my friends would translate each season, to see if there’s a memory or feeling associated with each for them as well.”
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Artwork by NK Badtz Maru
Salenta’s Summer Mix
Dedicated to queer black women, the Summer Mix is selected by Salenta – a musician, DJ and event producer for Pushing Underground Sounds Higher (The PUSH). In her own words: “This selection reminds me of when my friends and I would make mixtape CDs for one another, drive around Los Angeles and the Bay while going on various serendipitous adventures. I hope this makes you feel as free as we did.”
baitong~xystemes vs. pH’s Autumn Mix
As the year draws to a close, two of hyph stems' label heads, baitong~xystemes and pH, deliver a mix which acts as "both an ode and a diss to the most commercially corrupt season.” Expect twisted acid, nails techno and deconstructed oddities.
Yaeji’s All Seasons Mix
The final chapter of the takeover is by Yaeji herself, who embarks on a full orbit around the sun for her All Seasons Mix. Breezy spring beginnings give way to hot and heavy summer nights, and the mood gets suitably more nocturnal as winter closes in.