Meet Joyce Hu (@jhu5), a 24 year old from Los Angeles, CA.
“This playlist started as a "what I'm listening to this month" playlist when raingurl by yaeji came out, but then it grew into a playlist filled with my faves both old and new. It's pretty versatile. The only situation I can't listen to it is when I need to go to sleep.”
What music did you listen to growing up as a kid?
A lot of 80s and 90s Korean music, courtesy of my family. For pre-internet western music, they loved ABBA, MJ, The Beatles, Bob Marley and The Eagles.
What is the best concert you've ever been to?
I'm in "the industry" (lol, cringing) so I have been lucky and been a part of a lot of shows. Frank Ocean FYF 2017: it was a damn bloodbath getting a spot but the second we heard that angelic voice we forgot about the world. Paak House 2017: because I met the man and almost cried because I got to sing "Might Be" for him. Coachella 2019: because I worked on the show and got to see my work on the mainstage. Didn't work on Tame Impala's show but that lighting rig he had was INSANE. Questlove Sundae 2017: Roots Picnic weekend in Philly is a vibe. But the one that takes the cake is Daniel Caesar Ivy Sole CHAI and Omar's Hat at the Rotunda in West Philly 2017 because my homies and I worked so hard to book and produce that show and got to see everyone have a good night in this tiny 300 person venue.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I'm training to be a contortionist and aerialist right now! If only every party had aerial equipment installed then I could whip it out as a party trick haha.
Do you have a life slogan?
More advice than a slogan: Your health comes first. And always carry a book
What is more important to you, music or lyrics? Why?
They're intertwined, I can't separate them. They both drive the story. It's more about whether or not they match each other, because the worst thing is when the production is solid gold, but the lyrics are pyrite -- and vice versa.