For those charged with keeping track of 2020’s iconic musical duos, it’s hard not to place Sydney based songwriting-producing-performing powerhouses Ninajirachi and Kota Banks at the top of the list. Featuring the standout chaos-pop anthem “Middle Of The Night”, and culminating in back-to-back (covid safe) shows, the critically heralded seven-track True North EP counted the likes of Billboard, Junkee and triple j amongst its loudest supporters.
Thankfully, that’s not where our heroines’ stories end. Back again for the first time and hopefully not the last, Nina and Kota reunite for “Secretive!” – a hyperactive, 90’s tinged banger that simultaneously creates and redefines a new genre – rave pop. Combining Nina’s frantic chords and glitched out percussion with Kota’s seemingly endless ability for radio-ready melodies, “Secretive!” serves double duties as both summary and starting point to their collaborative energy. Unwilling to vacate the fantasy wonderland they created with True North EP, “Secretive!” is the first offering from True North Deluxe, a 10 track set due early April.
Ninajirachi – the upstart producer whose unique sense of rhythm and synth selection has seen her hand picked to remix the likes of Hermitude, Anna Lunoe, deadmau5 & The Neptunes, and tour alongside What So Not, FOMO Festival and more.
Kota Banks – the pop prodigy with an unmistakable voice and sixth sense for compelling lyrics, who’s written and recorded with Cashmere Cat, Flume and SOPHIE.