It seems like every time we hear from Ninajirachi, she has something new and unpredictable up her sleeve. Between the exclusive “Leafblade” necklace she just dropped in collaboration with Closet Children, to the announcement of her debut mixtape Second Nature, there is no telling what the young Australian virtuoso can’t do. Yesterday, Nina teamed up with friend and fellow producer Kenta204, to share a very special single, “X33 (Angel☆Type!).”
“X33 (Angel☆Type!)” takes experimental electronic production to the next level. Ninajirachi flexes her cutting-edge sampling style, combining organic sounds with massive hyperpop-influenced drums. A trilling piano riff opens the track, as a growling sub and scintillating percussion start the momentum into the first drop. Kenta204 finds his voice through club-centric rhythms, contributing massively to the “hype” aesthetic behind “X33 (Angel☆Type!).”
Ninajirachi shared her thoughts on working with Kenta204, commenting:
Kenta and I met online in 2018 and we’ve been friends ever since; we share a lot of the same taste and he’s one of my favourite DJs in the world. We’d been meaning to collaborate for a while before X33 happened and it wasn’t until lockdown in 2021 that we really had the time. The first version of X33 was a beat I started in 2019 and it was never an idea that I was crazy about until Kenta started working on it. He completely transformed it in a way that I didn’t expect and it blew me away. It’s been a staple ID in my sets over the last year since and I’m so glad it’s finally out.
You can stream “X33 (Angel☆Type!)” at the link below, out everywhere via NLV Records. Enjoy!