machìna is a Korean artist working and operating out of Tokyo. Her music is deeply personal and rooted in selfhood, and yet best experienced amidst the collective effervescence of a nightclub dance floor. Her compositional style is both thoughtful and playful, hinting at her love of jazz, which is also evidenced in her confident modular improvisations when she performs live. Her vocals are pronounced and note-perfect, forged in the regimented training she underwent during her time as a K-Pop artist. Through this collaboration of technology, analogue systems and vocals, she is forging her own unique style of electronic music.
As a regular performer with MUTEK in Japan, she has begun to expand her sounds into the world of Multi-media experimental art. machìna has recently performed her new album Compass Point live using a quadraphonic system at Inscape in Korea, and is confirmed to be headlining shows in Montreal in 2022.
Her unique style has been picked up by the likes of Prada Extends Tokyo curated by Richie Hawtin (live performance, 2022), Red Bull Music (Documentary, 2019), Shiseido (Campaign, 2018), and VANS (self-directed video, 2022). She has also featured prominently in the fashion industry, including a live performance at the PRADA Miyashita Park opening in Shibuya, as well as being chosen as part of the NIKE X ACRONYM global campaign and as an ambassador for the MMW x NIKE new collection.
She was recently asked to contribute to a compilation album by the record label Tresor, of the legendary club in Berlin. In the Summer of 2021, she was featured on the widely popular track 'Hawk' by British electronic music duo Bicep. Her 3rd album 'Compass Point' was released independently in October 2021, and most recently she has debuted on London's UTTU label with 'Trusted EP'.