Many a bedroom producer dreams of eventually being able to make a career out of the music they were already more than happy to create whether or not there were any paychecks involved. Charlie Yin was one of those producers, crafting beats in his free time simply because he loved making music. But somewhere along the way, the Bay Area native's Giraffage project took on a life of its own. After first establishing his name with a pair of self-released albums and a steady stream of playfully party-minded edits and unofficial remixes most of which dropped while he was still a student at UC Berkeley , the last two years have seen Yin become one of the fastest-rising Stateside beatmakers in the scene. Giraffage's particular brand of pop-streaked, richly melodic productions has landed on labels such as Fool's Gold and Dim Mak, while simultaneously making him a highly sought-after remixer and paving the way for him to play festival stages across the globe. In other words, Yin's beats have made it pretty far outside his bedroom.
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