kathy yaeji lee is a dj/producer who splits her time between seoul and new york. EP2, her second ep of 2017, arrived november 3 on godmode -- a trippy fusion of rap and techno, korean and english. yaeji was shortlisted for the bbc sound of 2017 poll, and performed at the coachella festival this past april.
Shamir is Shamir Bailey, a then 19-year-old Las Vegas native who grew up not on the strip but in the desert. shamir and nick made “Northtown,” Shamir’s debut EP (2014), and continued their relationship for “Ratchet”, Shamir’s first LP for XL Recordings, including the cult hit 'on the regular.'
Aaron Childs grew up in the green rooms of smoky LA jazz clubs, tagging along with his Grammy-winning pianist father Billy. Imagine Pharrell Williams if you stretched him out like Gumby, and you have a good sense of what Aaron both looks and sounds like. his debut godmode ep is set for the summer.
Channel Tres grew up bouncing between compton and lynwood here in la. His voice is effortlessly deep, as if Barry White didn't realize he was Barry White. “Controller” is Channel's debut single, out this spring. It’s classic Detroit house, reimagined with the surly attitude of West Coast rap.