박 Park (surname) 혜진 Hye Jin (first name) is a 26 year-old rapper, singer, DJ and producer from Seoul, now based in LA, having spent time living in both Melbourne and London. She has quickly gained a reputation for dreamlike minimal house and techno productions, and flawless DJ sets, winning her fans across the globe and spawning a burgeoning touring career.
Having begun to experiment with her own rapping and singing around 2015, she began learning to DJ in 2017 before eventually moving into making her own productions in 2018. At the same time she approached some of the local underground electronic clubs in Seoul’s Itaewon district looking for warm up slots, but found her lack of connections kept those doors firmly shut. Unperturbed she returned to the clubs every week offering to clear up at the end of the night or help in any other way she could, and in the process striking up close friendships with the staff at one club in particular, Pistil, where her persistence was eventually rewarded with a DJ slot, and where she would remain a resident over the next 18 months honing her skills behind the decks.
She released her debut EP—“IF U WANT IT”—in 2018. It was soon picked up by Pitchfork who described her songs as "an ocean of subtle feelings and delicately complex club music”, with further support from the likes of Bandcamp, i-D, Hypebeast, Boiler Room, FADER, Dazed and many more. Following a stint Melbourne, she soon founder herself heading over to Europe and North America for a string of shows including stops at festivals such as Dour—a personal highlight, Melt, Lost Village and Way out West, 88RISING's ‘HEAD IN THE CLOUDS’ as well as gigs at Berlin’s infamous Panorama Bar, DC-10 in Ibiza, and a personal invite to play alongside Jamie xx in London last year. On top of an increasingly busy touring schedule, a collaborative track on NYC producer Baltra’s 2019 album “Ted” would be her only other output over the past year.
Recently hailed by Mixmag as a “musical polymath” and “one of the breakout stars of the past year” and by OnesToWatch as one of the 'Best New Artists: 2020', 박혜진 Park Hye Jin released her new EP “How can I” on Ninja Tune on June 26th 2020. Met with widespread acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork, DAZED, NME, Mixmag, Hypebeast, Billboard, Guardian, Rolling Stone, FADER, Nylon and many more.