By Steph MacDonald
From San Francisco, CA, Charlie Yin (Giraffage) started creating mellow, psychedelic beats, with dynamic pitches in 2011. His live shows display an ironic display of visuals on the screen to prove his performance to be as strangely enchanting as his recorded songs. His style strays away from the typical “Brainfeeder-esque” sounds (As awesome as Brainfeeder artists are), he uses a variety of synths, newly pitched vocal tracks, and other abstract sounds to create a unique sound. His first album, “Comfort” consisted mainly of slow beats and a strange assortment of abstract sounds, layered to near perfection. His newest album, “Needs” released in 2013 shows the growth that Giraffage has gone through in terms of making music. “Needs” consists of oddly pitched vocals on top of similar beats to his 2011 album, perfect for any lazy Sunday.