I wasn’t even going to do this review. It wasn’t on my radar, but I saw it on “New Music Friday” on Spotify and decided to just go for it!
Yellow Claw are a duo of DJs coming out of The Netherlands, which is why their EP is titled “Amsterdam” Trap Music. I love YC’s music a lot! I basically spent majority of 2015 under the spell of Yellow Claw and other Dutch musicians.
I think I should admit this. I really love trap music! I’d rather listen trap instrumentals though, rather than having a female vocalist or rapper in the background, but I really like the first track of the EP! It’s called “Loudest MF” and it features Bok Nero on it. Unfortunately I don’t know if Bok is another DJ or the rapper, so I’m sorry that I’m lacking on that piece of information! One of the things I really like about it is that it doesn’t seem to stay in the melody all the way through, they change it up so it almost sounds like you’re getting two songs in one track. It’s the perfect starter! Second is “Don’t Stop” and it has Valentino Kahn, and I know trap music is usually somewhat dirty in its lyrics and most girls like to twerk to it, but I just like the genre and quite frankly this song because it’s very bass heavy and the sounds are so weird but cool at the same time. It’s unlike anything that I’m used to listening to it when it comes to dance music.
Next we have “Beastmode” and let’s be honest, that’s just the best title ever! It has Stoltenhoff on it. What’s even better is that it does sound like a beast! When the bass drops though, you kind of hear this “what’s up fuckers” and then you hear female vocals get somewhat static-y and the sound itself chills out a bit, it’s not as obnoxious and the entire track is pretty mellow! Lastly, you have “Dog Off” and as far as I know, this is just Yellow Claw on the track. One thing that I’ve loved about all four songs is that they all have a slow build and keep a steady pace throughout unless you have ones that just explode, and this is definitely in that category! Towards the end you get this subtle surprise of high-pitched sounds in your ears. I thought it was a nice touch, it was a great ending to the EP itself.
I actually really enjoyed this! I had a really tough time keeping myself from dancing, which I guess in a way, is a good thing! I also had to use my dad’s headphones and I will say they are definitely not used to that amount of bass! I think you should look into this and the other artists, if you’ve never heard of their music you really need to make sure you check them out!
Have you heard of Yellow Claw before? Or are you into trap music? Do you listen to a lot of electric dance music?