MIXTAPE

NIJUU

Image by Maks Graur

The Hook mixtape is compiled through a series of music related questions. Each artist who fills it out can answer as many or as few of the questions as they wish, and elaborate on their choices, or let them speak for themselves. 

Artist

Nijuu

Location

London

 

FYI

Nijuu (aka Yujin Jo) is a South Korean artist who began making music after relocating to South East London.
 

Press Clippings

Nijuu makes the kind of music that's best described as a feeling more than a sound (although, if you're going to be pedantic, then you could file largely under bedroom dream-pop)... 'Blue' conjures up that particular calm that only comes from a true moment of tranquility - floating on a lilo in the sun; lying with your eyes shut on warm sand; rare non-hungover Sunday mornings in bed. It's a track that swaddles you in gauzy vocals and ripples of piano, and instantly lowers your blood pressure by a few notches..' DIY

The last piece of music you paid for (streaming doesn’t count)

I wanted to get Bedouine’s vinyl but I haven't found it yet...

 

Your favourite place to listen to music

On the late night bus

A song which reminds you of your childhood

Mozart Piano Concerto NO.21 in C major

Your go-to karaoke song

BTS - Mic Drop

A song which could change the world if everyone heard it

Every Bedouine song

A song you'd rather never hear again

none

A song which reminds you of someone you don't see anymore

Matt Maltese - Even If It's A Lie

A song which gets you in the mood (for dancing)

The bird and the bee - My Love

A song which gets you in the mood (for romancing)

Anson Seabra - Emerald Eyes

 

The soundtrack to your last holiday

The Carpenters, Anson Seabra, The innocence mission and the soundtrack to “The Science of Sleep”

A song which has changed your mind

Bjork - Human Behaviour

A song which makes you cry

Emiliana Torrini - Beggar’s prayer

A song which makes you laugh

Kero Kero Bonito - Flamingo

A song which gives you goosebumps

James Blake - I’ll Come Too

 

A song which makes you feel empowered

Kanye West - Jesus Walks

An artist you regret never having seen live

Bedouine

An artist you hope to see live soon

Bedouine

A gig you’ll never forget

I will never forget all the gigs I’ve seen in End of the Road Festival 2019

An album you know by heart

“See you tomorrow” by The innocence Mission

A cover which is better than the original

The bird and the bee - Heard it on the radio (I love the original too just love them so much)

 

A song you first heard on a film soundtrack

M83 - Wait

A song you love in a foreign language

Fishmans - Baby Blue

 

An instrumental song you love

Nacht und Träume - Schubert (my favourite one is played on nylon guitars)

A song which gets stuck in your head

Bonnie Raitt - I can’t make you love me

A recent musical discovery

Josie Man