Korea Town Acid
Korea Town Acid is a classically trained pianist and recording artist/live performer/DJ from South Korea, currently based in Toronto. She experiments in her unique sound design by using hardware, analogue/digital polysynths, drum machines and samplers to express her unpredictable soundscapes with moody textures.
She is an alumni of the 2018 Redbull Music Academy and was one of four invitees to participate in a master class with Suzanne Cianni at the National Music Centre in 2019. As a producer, she has contributed to the track “Play No Games” on rapper Cadence Weapon’s 2021 Polaris Prize winning album “Parallel World”. When it comes to DJing her style is eclectic, exploring a wide range of genres from Seoul’s underground sounds to local Toronto bangers, consistently presented on her monthly radio show in Brooklyn’s The Lot Radio.
Her unique improvisational Live PA experience is free-form, genre-bending, composing intricate layered beats. Her formidable skills have brought her to global stages including her home town of Seoul, as well as Helsinki, London, Berlin, New York, Athens and all over Canada. Her most notable showcases have been; Mutek, Pop Montreal, Boiler Room and Plissken Festival, sharing stages with globally renowned artists including Floating Points, Objeckt, Laurel Halo, Helena Hauff, Leon Vynehall, Pelada, Machinedrum, MoMa Ready, Kyle Halll, Move D, Yeaji to name a few.
Her ground-breaking LP “Metamorphosis”(URBNET) with Dave Cooley (J Dilla, Madvillain, Madlib) on mastering duties, has received supportive press from Resident Advisor, Excliam.ca and Now Toronto. Her latest self-released record “Cosmos” is supported by Canada Art Council expressing Lofi, Electronica and DnB, recently featured on BBC 1 Radio, Benji B show.