Presented by Sounds from Japan


Mar 17, 2023

10:00pm – 10:40pm CT


NTsKi (pronounced en-tee-es-kay–i) is an artist/musician based in Kyoto, Japan. Since she began recording her music in a small childhood bedroom after returning from the UK to rural Kyoto in 2017, she has been crafting her own little universe piece by piece. Her music seamlessly fuses gentle yet eerie vocals with genre-bending tracks, drawing inspirations from traditional folk to 00s J-pop, from trap/hip-hop to the choir. The result is an unlikely ear candy, invitingly smooth yet delightfully abstract and experimental.
After releasing a series of singles from her own label Amino Acid, she released her debut album Orca via Orange Milk / EM Records in 2021. It has earned her a cult following in the Japanese underground scene, while also gaining acclaim from established media and tastemakers. NTsKi produces all of her music, visuals and performances, as well as participating in interdisciplinary exhibitions and curating the distribution of her work. In addition to her self-produced works, she has worked with the likes of Giant Claw and foodman, etc. Also, she has contributed music to the Japan Pavilion at SXSW 2019.

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Kyoto, JAPAN
Hip-Hop / Rap