Ninajirachi shares first taste of new music with transcendent dance-pop track ‘Start Small’

May 18 2022


Photo by Billy Zammit

“​​Ninajirachi is an artist constantly pushing forward”
triple j

“Glassy and exhilarating”
The Guardian 

“Signature ethereal twist”

“Over-the-top production”

“Her music has a shimmery, fractal, fantastical quality balanced with
the toughness of bass that bangs in a way that makes you want
to get off your butt and get moving”


“Hyperpop perfection”

“It’s Ninajirachi’s world, and we’re all just living in it”
Purple Sneakers

“​​Impressive genre-bending oeuvre”

Eora/Sydney triple threat producer, songwriter and DJ Ninajirachi today shares her first taste of new music for 2022, ‘Start Small’LISTEN HERE

A pure embodiment of Ninajirachi’s sharp production, ‘Start Small’ is a club-ready anthem that bursts at the seams with bouncing synths and glitching samples, twisting and turning throughout every soundscape corner. In her first solo release since her 2021 double-single ‘Dracodraco / Stoneteller’ which was co-released on RL Grimes‘ Sable Valley imprint with NLV Records‘Start Small’ sees Ninajirachi delve into new areas of her sound, employing pop-inflected melodies with hard-hitting percussion techniques that pack a punch. 

Of the release, Ninajirachi shares, “Start Small was a very special, stream-of-consciousness moment that came together in just a day or two and it’s one of my best yet. I was very unfocussed creatively in 2021, but I had a burst of inspiration after my first post-lockdown shows in December and this song came shortly after! I am so proud of it.”

Watch: Start Small (Official Visualiser)

As a two-time triple j Unearthed High finalist, Ninajirachi emerged in 2016 and has since gone on to win many hearts of dance music fans, with an extensive back catalogue that includes two solo EPs Lapland and Blumiere, alongside her highly acclaimed seven-track EP with Kota BanksTrue North.A pure manifestation of glittering hyper pop that is chaotically fun, Ninajirachi has found support amongst key tastemakers locally and globally including triple jtriple j UnearthedMixmag UKNMEEDM.comPAPER MagazineThe Guardian, Billboard, Clash Magazine and Fashion Journal amongst others.

Ninajirachi’s take on pop experimentalism has seen her move the needle and steadily climb the ranks, having gained international attention from the likes of Charli XCXDillon FrancisRL Grime and Anna Lunoe and beyond her own releases, has put together remixes for Deadmau5 and The NeptunesFlight Facilities, Hermitude1300 and more. Beyond her work inside the studio, she has also gone on to touring alongside MallratWhat So Not, Charli XCX and Cashmere Cat, hit festival stages including Splendour In The GrassField Day and Listen Out and soon, multi-hyphenate appearances at VIVID Sydney and Spilt Milk. See all tour dates and details below. 

‘Start Small’ by Ninajirachi is out now via NLV Records
buy/stream it here.

Artwork by Jingxin Wang

Sat 4 June – Ninajirachi & VIVID Sydney presents: Dark Crystal, Eora/Sydney *SOLD OUT*
Sat 26 Nov – Spilt Milk, Ngunnawal / Canberra 
Sat 3 Dec – Spilt Milk, Wadawurrung / Ballarat
Sun 4 Dec – Spilt Milk, Ngarangwal / Gold Coast 

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