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Aili x Transistorcake's debut single ‘Dansu’, a hymn to dancing the night away

Posted on 25 Nov 2020

Making her debut Belgian-Japanese artist Aili teams up with one of Eskimo Recordings' most exciting new Belgian acts Transistorcake for the mesmerizing ‘Dansu’. Sung in a mixture of Japanese and English, ‘Dansu’ is a hymn to dancing the night away, the track’s taut Motorik rhythms and lambent washes of synths blending perfectly with Aili’s hushed vocals to create a hypnotic, languorously funky, track with echoes of artists like Can or Stereolab.

"I left Tokyo for Belgium when I was 7 years old. In many ways my Japanese stayed at that level. When I sing in Japanese it put me into this naive, almost childlike mindset that allows me to express what I feel right away. You don’t need to understand the words just the feeling that they convey." - Aili 

こんにちは、アイリと申します。7歳のときに東京からベルギーに引っ越しました。何くれとなく私の日本語はそのレベルにとどまりました。 日本語で歌うと、子供の頃のように自分の気持ちをすぐに表現することができます。皆さんに、言葉が分からなくても伝えたい気持ちを理解してもらいたいです。

Photo credits: 2020 (c) Illias Teirlinck. Artwork by Emma Verhulst

Eskimo Recordings · Aili x Transistorcake - Dansu [Eskimo Recordings]