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

ABOUT:
Asian-Australian guitarist and producer Nathan Hui-Yi makes hip-hop under the name The Secret Chord. Born and bred in Adelaide, Australia, Hui-Yi learned piano from childhood before spending seven years studying classical and electric guitar at music school. 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 body, mind and soul. His inventive emotion-rich style and warm organic sounds are interspersed with elegant vocal chops that provide a bittersweet soundtrack to the ups and downs of the journey of life and 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
The Secret Chord - Journey To The Soul And Back Again (2019)

New album on Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music etc
Listen here:
https://thesecretchordmusic.com/link-in-bio

FOLLOW:
YouTube: youtube.com/c/thesecretchordmusic
Facebook:facebook.com/thesecretchordmusic
Instagram: instagram.com/thesecretchordmusic
SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/thesecretchord
Spotify: smarturl.it/spotifysecretchord

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.