Dijon: coogie

With “coogie,” LA-based artist Dijon (aka Dijon Duenas) returns with his first new music in two years. The gentle track was crafted with Mk.gee (aka Michael Gordon) and Andrew Sarlo, and features Dijon’s trademark tender, vulnerable vocals. With scattered percussion and at-times muffled guitar, the song possesses a meandering, improvisational nature that ebbs and flows effortlessly. Of the track, Dijon tweeted: “made a song in …

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Yaeji + OHHYUK: 29 Singer, DJ and producer Yaeji (aka Kathy Yaeji Lee) teams up with OHHYUK (aka Oh Hyuk) from Seoul-based indie-rock band Hyukoh on two new songs, “29” and “Year to Year.” The former begins with playful percussion before a hulking, fuzzy bass line and synthetic drums appear, only to give way to a buoyant indie tune. The two artists credit each other …

Dijon: Rodeo Clown

Dijon (aka Dijon Duenas) weeps quietly toward the end of “Rodeo Clown,” a gently twangy song on which the LA-based artist’s wounded vocals make pain palpable. The track will appear on the singer-songwriter’s debut album, Absolutely—out 5 November—which promises the same compelling blend of soul and R&B tinged with folk, country and rock that Duenas brought to last year’s How Do You Feel About Getting Married? EP.