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Songs We Love: Giraffage, 'Maybes (Feat. Japanese Breakfast)'

Charlie Yin (aka Giraffage) blends the whimsical melodies of '80s Japanese house music with contemporary R&B to create a sound that's inextricably modern.
Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner appears on Giraffage's new single. Source: Holy Mountain, Ebru Yildiz

The back-flipping, glowstick-flinging, twerk titans of the EDM main stage have been succeeded by an unlikely assembly of bedroom beatmakers. , and Zhu are, in many ways, the polar opposite of DJs who sparked the genre's recent commercial boom. Soft-spoken and enigmatic, they're homebodies-turned-headliners who are

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