Jlin (Jerrilynn Patton) is an electronic musician from Gary, Indiana. Initially associated with Chicago’s footwork scene, her music evolved far beyond that style, exploring unheard rhythms, and placing her in a category of her own. Her debut album “Dark Energy” is filled to the brim with dramatic tracks bursting with force, with dense rhythmic patterns and tension that overwhelm the listener. The album quickly received critical acclaim and went on to further popularize footwork on a global stage.
Her second album, ‘Black Origami’, featured collaborations with William Basinski, Holly Herndon, Fawkes, and Dope Saint Jude. The album was voted No. 23 in Rolling Stone’s Albums of the Year and No. 1 Best Electronic Album of the Year – beating Arca, Vince Staples and Stormzy. Jlin also composed the score for the award-winning contemporary dance production ‘Autobiography’ by renowned choreographer Wayne McGregor that premiered at Sadler’s Wells in London, and The Music Center in Los Angeles. In addition, Jlin has been cutting her teeth as a remixer, with Bjork and Max Richter releases.
Jlin’s most recent EP ‘Embryo’ consists of four tracks written as “exercises in trying to get out of [her] own head”. The title track was written for the Chicago-based new music ensemble Third coast Percussion and carries on with Jlin’s bold and fiery sound palette, recalling the futurism of the nineties Detroit techno and British IDM without succumbing to their cliches.