【It depends on the equipment you are using, creating the environment by cables you are using it in, and the sound you want to produce.】
machìna is a Korean artist working and operating out of Tokyo. Her music is deeply personal and rooted in selfhood, and yet best experienced amidst the collective effervescence of a nightclub dance floor. The dichotomy is just one of the many seemingly contradictory elements that are resolved the more you listen, the more you learn about her.
Her compositional style is both thoughtful and playful, hinting at her love of jazz, which is also evidenced in her confident modular improvisations when she performs live. Her vocals are pronounced and note-perfect, forged in the regimented training she underwent during her time as a K-Pop artist. And her tracks transcend cultures and genres, much as she has done throughout her life. Every experience seems to be channelled into her music.
In recent years, she has expanded her activities into the world of media art as a regular performer in Japan at the digital art festival MUTEK, and in Korea, she performed her new album “Compass Point” live on a classic 4-channel system. She is scheduled to headline next year’s ELEKTRA Montreal.
Her unique style has also been featured in the fashion scene, including the opening live performance at the PRADA Miyashita Park in Shibuya, Tokyo, as well as appearing with Matthew Williams in the new NIKE global campaign scheduled for release in December 2021 and 2022. He has also appeared with Matthew Williams in the new NIKE global campaign to be released in December 2021 and 2022.
In parallel with the production of his third self-produced album “Compass Point” released in October this year, he participated in the popular song “Hawk” by the British electronic music duo Bicep over the summer.
Recently, she was asked by the record label Tresor to participate in a compilation album of legendary clubs in Berlin, and her constant expressive activities are still attracting attention from many scenes.
NEW ALBUM「Compass Point」