Ya Tseen is an alias of Nicholas Galanin, a multi-disciplinary artist who's one of the most vital voices in contemporary art. Born in Sheet’ka (Sitka, Alaska), Galanin is of Tlingit and Unangax̂ heritage and he creates from his perspective as an Indigenous man. Spanning sculpture, video, installation, photography, jewelry, and music, his multimedia works call for an accounting of the damages done to land and life by unfettered capitalism while advocating for Indigenous sovereignty and racial, social, and environmental justice for present and future generations. Following releases under the names Silver Jackson and Indian Agent, among other pseudonyms, Nicolas' debut album as Ya Tseen titled Indian Yard was released on April 30th by Sub Pop Records to critical acclaim.
Ya Tseen's guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World taps into the diverse, soulful, and magnetic elements of his own music, as he weaves together hip-hop, psych, funk, R&B, jazz, Indigenous music, and more.
|Midnight In A Perfect World||Intro|
|The Notorious J.B.'s||B.I.G. Poppa's Got A Brand New Bag (Amerigo Gazaway Remix)|
|Kingdom Crumbs||Coco (Unreleased)|
|Stas THEE Boss||Rotary Style|
|Georgia Anne Muldrow||Mufaro's Garden|
|Ya Tseen||Get Yourself Together|
|Jon Bap||Do What You Want With Your Life (Regardless of What They'll Think)|
|El Michels Affair meets Liam Bailey||Awkward (Take 2)|
|Shafiq Husayn||On Our Way Home (feat. Fatima & Jimetta Rose)|
|Ya Tseen||A Feeling Undefined|
|Ryo Kawasaki||Dreams for Radha Part I, II and III|
|Shabazz Palaces||Ham Sandwich|
|JPEGMAFIA||1539 N. Calvert|
|DRMNGNOW||Indigenous Land (Prod. River Boy)|
|Ya Tseen||Back In That Time|
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