May 31, 2023

Roots to Grooves – Yaeji

Welcome to our weekly podcast “Roots to Grooves”.
Each episode explores the music, life and careers of musical artists from their earliest beginnings through to their most recent releases.

On this episode Jay and Jesse discuss the career and creative approaches of Korean-American artist and electronic music producer “Yaeji”.

Originally born in Flushing, Queens, Yaeji (aka Kathy Yaeji Lee) moved around a lot as a child, including Atlanta Georgia, and her parents homeland of South Korea. She found this clash of cultures evident in her early years but it wasn’t until she went to college as a teenager that she would find comfort in the the worlds of hip hop and electronic music. Via a stint at the college radio station, a popular club night in the city, and to her own DJ’ing activities, Yaeji eventually found her own self-produced sound.

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