One House Artists

Located in a basement a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of Itaewon station in Seoul, lies a small intimate space called Pistil – a chill dance club/lounge and bar catering primarily to tastes rooted in deep house, disco and dark-wave grooves. Past guests have all lined up in this kind of style, with Dan Shake, Sassy J, Esa, Terrence Parker and Earl Jeffers all having rolled through on lineups over the years. Bookings like this have helped the venue green-light the neighbourhood of Itaewon as one of the leading places to venture for underground dance music in the city. Although now based in London, after a quick stop in Melbourne for three months, it’s at Pistil where 박혜진 Park Hye Jin cut her teeth playing as one of the venue’s resident DJs. Blending elements of what she describes as dream-state-house, raw hip-hop and sultry songwriting in both Korean and English, the 25-year old artist has burst through the past year or so as one one of the most unique voices yet discovered from South Korea…

Read the full piece and listen to  박혜진 park hye jin’s mix here