Yllis

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Yllis的音樂裡有實驗性的電子pop,荒誕的bass,中式Grime元素,充滿感染力的R&B人聲……這樣混合的結果是一種全新未來的聲音—無邊無際、無限連接的全球化視野在無線網絡的空間中流動。出生在在新加坡,來往於獅城與紐約之間,Yllis成長在受西方殖民影響又從根本上疏離的文化之中,他直面自己作為一個被放逐到死板資本主義島國的中國移民的壓抑與焦慮。於是他的音樂同時成為了深度自我反思與對文化霸凌的宣戰,並以一種詭異、扭曲又充滿希望與奇跡的方式展現出來。

Yllis makes experimental electronic pop, melding wonky bass music and sino-grime influences with infectious vocal R&B hooks. The result is music of the future - a vision of globalized culture streaming through wireless internet pipelines, borderless and hyper-connected.

Born in Singapore and now based between his home city and New York, Yllis explores the claustrophobia and frustrations of growing up in the rigid, capitalist island state as part of a Chinese diaspora marooned from its cultural roots. A city built upon Western colonial influence, yet fundamentally divorced from it. The music ends up being both deeply personal and a universal testament against cultural hegemony, reaching out in ways that are warped and strange, yet hopeful and wondrous.

In 2016, Yllis self-released his debut EP, ISLAND-01, to critical acclaim, and has just put out an instrumental record titled Exodus on renowned Beijing underground electronic label, Do Hits.

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