Pan Daijing’s “Very Uncomfortable, Please” Is Hardcore That Refuses To Stay Settled

It’s one of the Chinese artist’s two tracks on the upcoming Vectors 3 compilation.

Pan Daijing’s “Very Uncomfortable, Please” Is Hardcore That Refuses To Stay Settled Photo by Francesca Beltran

Last year, Pan Daijing spoke to The FADER about musical breakthroughs, describing her life in a conservative Chinese family, embracing the "tribal beats" of her country's music, and being guided by music. "I actually take rhythm as a mentor for me," she said. But what could the beat of "Very Uncomfortable, Please," Daijing's new track premiering today on The FADER, hope to teach us? The distorted, four-on-the-floor hardcore kick and pixellated synths, cascading like exploding 8-bit chandeliers, are not merely aggressive — they're vicious, an unrelenting show of force that blasts away any competing yet half-measured approach to hardcore techno.

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Over email, Daijing told us of how "Very Uncomfortable, Please" was made following a time of extreme vulnerability. "It was a winter night early 2016. There was me lying naked on the cold floor in a gallery in Belgrade, Serbia. There were people dragging me around violently and signing on my belly with red lipsticks. It lasted 40 minutes. Then I went back to the hotel and bounced out this track with a title that summed up my feeling at the moment. It’s a one take hardware jam that happened earlier that week at home in Berlin."

"Very Uncomfortable, Please" will appear on the Vectors 3 compilation, out January 24 on Power Vacuum along with tracks from Beau Wanzer, Duran Duran Duran, Bleaching Agent, Inca Pax, Dr. Skime, and Martyn Hare. Listen to the song below, followed by video teasers for each side of the release.

Pan Daijing’s “Very Uncomfortable, Please” Is Hardcore That Refuses To Stay Settled