Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop


Sounds like

Ta-ku, Nujabes, Tokimonsta, J Dilla, Bonobo, Shing02, Flying Lotus, Nosaj Thing


band members

Nathan Hui-Yi


Bio

Asian-Australian guitarist and producer Nathan Hui-Yi (formerly known as The Secret Chord) was born and bred in Adelaide, South Australia. Hui-Yi learned piano from childhood before spending seven years studying classical and electric guitar. He started producing in 2011 and independently released his first album in 2019, "Journey To The Soul and Back Again". He followed this up with the release of the single "Never Let Me Go", which was featured on the "Tops" program on Australia's Triple J Unearthed.

Hui-Yi uses melodic jazz chord progressions and boom-bap beats to soothe mind and soul. His inventive emotion-rich style and warm organic sounds create a bittersweet soundtrack to the ups and downs of the human experience.

Hui-Yi's early influences are diverse: from bebop and stone cold blues to neo-soul and golden age hip-hop. The result is the creation of unique and soulful music: introspective travel tunes; midnight grooves, and lush chilled-out sounds that are a melodic relief to your 9 to 5. It’s music suitable for evening listening, late night study, reflective moods and quiet nights with dear friends.

NEW ALBUM
Nathan Hui-Yi - Journey To The Soul And Back Again (2019)

New album on Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music etc
Listen here:
https://smarturl.it/journeytothesoul

Follow on:
YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/NathanHuiYi
Facebook: https://facebook.com/NathanHuiYi
Instagram: https://instagram.com/NathanHuiYi
Spotify: https://smarturl.it/Spotify_NathanHuiYi
Apple Music: https://smarturl.it/Apple_NathanHuiYi
Tidal: https://smarturl.it/Tidal_NathanHuiYi
Bandcamp: https://nathanhuiyi.bandcamp.com
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/NathanHuiYi

Best of Nathan Hui-Yi: https://smarturl.it/nathanhuiyi

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

17 May 2019

Triple J
40

The opening bar of looped piano and dusty lo-fi hip hop beats hits you like the first mouthful of Remy's ratatouille in the eponymous 2007 Pixar film, Ratatouille. Only this time you're not transported to a provincial French homestead full of Mama's cooking but to whatever YouTube channel you stumbled upon that introduced you to Nujabes.

The opening bar of looped piano and dusty lo-fi hip hop beats hits you like the first mouthful of Remy's ratatouille in the eponymous 2007 Pixar film, Ratatouille. Only this time you're not transported to a provincial French homestead full of Mama's cooking but to whatever YouTube channel you stumbled upon that introduced you to Nujabes.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

16 Apr 2019

Triple J
40

Tinkling the ivories (of my heart). This is class.

Tinkling the ivories (of my heart). This is class.