Reminiscing Selects #3: Golin

Still not over Golin’s hyperpop fantasy

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It’s Golin’s video game and she is the main character. Japan-born, Brussels-based, Golin creates J-pop like we’d never heard before – it’s futuristic, hyperpop-y, sexy and sincere. Gracing the last edition Glamcult Selects #3 with an explosive set and a playful performance, the artist immersed us into her eclectic universe of saccharine vocals and sped up deconstructed beats. We danced and danced in the euphoria of a sugar-coated hyperpop fantasy — and we still can’t get enough!

Let’s begin with your journey in music — what brought you to where you are now?

I’ve moved through many phases in music. But it all started with Tokito Sensei, who taught me classical piano when I was living in Japan. From there, I wrote a few songs and decided I liked it.

What are your main sources of inspiration?

True crime.

How would you like your audience to feel like when they listen to your music?

Like they’re in a hot spring with a mouth full of lemon confit.

What’s the significance of your visuals and the characters you create in your musical practice?

Things are constantly moving. I like expressing different sides of me. Not feeling confined to one image or sound.

Most memorable performance moment?

I did a show unplugged once without realising it. My vocal chain decided not to work.

Dream line up for a club night?

Jun Togawa, Susumu Hirasawa, Ringo Sheena.

What are you manifesting for 2023?

Inky heart wrenching love songs.



December 30, 2022 — Daniela Rincon

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