Following the much-lauded debut single ‘Dansu’, a hymn to dancing the night away that gained support from Soulwax, Bill Brewster and dEUS front man Tom Barman, Belgian-Japanese artist Aili joins forces again with one of Belgium’s most exciting new electronica acts Transistorcake for the release of 'Pari Pari'.
Built around a squelchy bass line, ‘Pari Pari’ ups the tempo and the funk, Aili’s vocals perfectly blending in with the ethereal synths to create an other-worldly vibe. Curious minds should know the track takes its title from Aili’s dad’s name for tonkatsu, a kind of Japanese schnitzel, that crackle (Japanese - Pari) as you eat them, there you go you’ve learned something new today.
Gleefully eclectic and joyful in nature, ‘Pari Pari’ is a perfect introduction to Aili and her musical world, a playful place where anything goes. With the pair currently working together on a new live show it’s to be hoped it won’t be too long before we can all dance together again.
“I left Tokyo for Belgium when I was 7 years old and in many ways my Japanese stayed at that level. When I sing in Japanese it puts 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