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Kimchi Princi's guide to Sydney

Gina Karlikoff, Kimchi Princi
Photograph: Danielle Karlikoff

Interning at Time Out can give you a lot of things – skills in writing, interviewing and reviewing; the knowledge of all the best things in Sydney like karaoke, fried chicken and underground bars; and finally the ability to become a super cool indie R'n'B beatmaker. Okay, so the last bit may not be true, but it just so happens one of our superstar former interns Gina Karlikoff really is doing that RN. She's the girl behind Kimchi Princi and she's been carefully carving a name for herself in Sydney's indie club scene. Her beats navigate slinky synth-heavy numbers and zippy K-pop tinged club-ready bangers, each lyrically exploring all the things 20-somethings encounter in this day and age: from internet friends and Instagram to boredom and new relationships. Add to that some seriously snap-worthy outfits and tada – you've got Gina. Ahead of launching her EP Just in My Room, Just On My Phone (aren't we all?), the starlet shared with us some of her favourite go-to spots in Sydney.

Rapp Payback parties at The Lord Gladstone
"Rapp Payback 6 was on last Sunday and the whole room was vibing till the early hours! Local spinners No Genn, Yemisul, DJ Atro, G Coo and Cache One know how to keep it lit."

Prince Alfred Park Pool
"I love the view of the city from here and it’s also a great place to just flop about."



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Bonfire Pizza, Kogarah 48 Railway Parade, Kogarah NSW 2217
The winning snack is the yoghurt and veggie zaatar.

Jonga Jip, Eastwood
"Favourite KBBQ in Sydney. I love the side with lettuce that comes with black sesame dressing. Plus the meat is delicious."



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House of Mince
"Whether it’s Super Open Air, Goodgod Minceteria, Pavlova Bar or Cruise Bar, House of Mince parties hit the spot. Peter, who runs them, is an absolute gem for this city. I’m super excited for the new HAM night which is going to take place every Thursday at Club 77 for free. It’s going to be 'Future Club Rap' and that’s where my launch will be this week."

“Best coffee frappe in Sydney. The staff and French Toast are also on point."

Kimchi Princi plays H/A\M at 77 tonight from 8pm, alongside V Kim, Unofficial: Chanel and Tennis Boys.