Whether sampling the sounds of nature found on the Japanese island where she grew up or the familiar pinging of an iPhone application, Qrion uses the noise of the world around her to create intimate songs anchored by energetic beats and lush synth textures.
Born and raised in the snowy city of Sapporo, Qrion began making her own sounds in high school as a hobby by using her phone. Soon enough, she upgraded her tools and started sharing her songs online, demanding the attention of her peers and idols alike. Equipped with her Taiwanese drum and forward-thinking sampling techniques, Qrion connected with the world well beyond her home in northern Japan, working with producers like Ryan Hemsworth, Giraffage, Spencer Brown, and many more.
There’s a reason why Mixmag named Qrion as one of the world’s best up-and-coming acts in 2018: since the inception of her musical career, Qrion’s name has graced labels such as Anjunadeep, Mad Decent, Moving Castle, and more. Beyond her profound original productions, like her collaborative Sapporo EP with Spencer Brown and her Anjunabeats single “Foggy August,” Qrion proves her mettle as an excellent remixer, too. She’s lent her future-focused sound to artists such as Alina Baraz, Dugong Jr, TOKiMONSTA, and more to elevate a variety of songs across the spectrum of today’s hit music. Ranging from soft, exquisite beats to ‘90s-adjacent dancefloor numbers, Qrion delivers a versatile flair to electronic music.
Though Qrion has toured all over the world, she’s just getting started. She’s shared the stage with the likes of Above & Beyond, Porter Robinson, and Tourist; additionally, she’s embarked on a full North American tour with Slow Magic. Along with festival performances at NoisePop, Tomorrowland, and HARD, Qrion is poised to take her music to more audiences around the globe in 2019.