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    Kill J

    Hometown: Copenhagen, Denmark

    Way back in 2013, Kill J described her sound as "born out of a poetic longing for something simple, primal, dirty and pleasurable." Nearly three years later, the description holds true: this is music that stands apart from its peers in pop, thanks in no small part to the otherworldly vocals at the center of Kill J's music.

    From "You're Good But I'm Better" to her most recent "Coda," Kill J has been blazing a path for progressive pop music with alien trills and twisted "Barbie" covers.

    Catch Kill J at our Hype Hotel showcase this Wednesday at SXSW. More details here.