Pati Yang in 2006
|Birth name||Patrycja Grzymałkiewicz|
|Born||26 March 1980|
|Website||Pati Yang on Myspace|
Pati Yang (real name: Patrycja Hilton, maiden name: Grzymałkiewicz, born 26 March 1980) is a Polish singer.
Pati Yang is one of Poland's most acclaimed electronic artists who released a critically revered album at 18 years old. Her sirenesque tones and joy of experimentation in music and the arts have earned her artistic and commercial success, as well as stadium tour support for Depeche Mode.
Pati was born in Poland but spent the first 6 years of her life on tour with her father’s iconic punk band. They underwent extreme danger to smuggle their anti regime message through soviet censorship, becoming hugely influential during the radical social and political change within Poland in the early eighties.
Pati grew up as an uncompromising character; she literally escaped her home and school in Poland at 16 to study music in London. By eighteen she had signed a major record deal with Sony. It was a huge success. The record became a best seller in Poland and won major awards; winning over critics and fans alike and earning a reputation that spread worldwide, for her enchanting voice, musical talent and unrelenting creativity.
Returning to Poland, Pati became immersed in the creative arts scene that had proved such a strong and radical voice in her youth. She also became a self-taught visual artist, published poet, and a widely influential radio DJ in Warsaw.
It was on taking her work to London again that Pati met Stephen Hilton. Together they formed the band Children and once again were praised alongside the likes of Kieran Hebden, Steve Reed and Prefuse 73 in the Independent Newspaper’s round up of new electronic experimental artists. Stephen also co founded The Free Association with David Holmes and programmed the beats behind many soundtracks for Hollywood blockbusters such as two James Bond movies, Hot Fuzz, Moulin Rouge, and Ocean’s 11, 12 and 13.
Together Pati and The Free Association worked on the soundtrack to Michael Winterbottom’s film Code 46 which was nominated for the best soundtrack at the European Film Awards in 2003, this was a personal high for Pati along with supporting Depeche Mode at their stadium show in Warsaw 2006.
In 2005, at Air Studios, she recorded a follow-up to her debut solo album - Silent Treatment. Along with her husband Stephen Hilton, she started another side-project called FlyKKiller, releasing an album Experiments in Violent Light and three EPs in 2007. In 2009, she released her next solo work Faith, Hope + Fury.
The new EP "Wires And Sparks" produced by Joseph Cross is due to be released in UK on the 9th April
- Unrealesed Songs (available on the Internet)
- FlyKKiller EP (2007)
- Peroxide EP (2007)
- Fear EP (2007)
- Experiments in Violent Light (1 October 2007 - English premiere, 29 February 2008 - Polish premiere)
- Shine Out Shine Out EP (2008)
- 2cresky - Major System Error (2000, vocals on track "Plastic Bag")
- Children - Tune to Unknown (2003)
- The Free Association - Code 46 (2004, a soundtrack for Code 46)
- Leo Abrahams - The Unrest Cure (2008, vocals on track "Banks of Kyoto")