Yellow Claw Releases Fierce New Mix, Mixtape #11
“You didn’t think we were done after ten did you? We’re here to stay, b*tch, forever, so it’s about that time again, time to drop the soundtrack to your life, time to drop some new sh*t for the fam. ‘Cause this is how bigger than big sounds like, this is how better than the best feels, this is Yellow Claw, this is mixtape eleven” declares the overlay of the voice anyone acquainted with Amsterdam natives, Yellow Claw, will recognize from Yellow Claw’s bass heavy mixtape #10, released over the summer of 2016. Judging by the intensity of the mixtape’s vocal introduction, Yellow Claw has returned with a vengeance, reminding listeners that is once more time to “bow down” to the “party gods,” a title claimed by duo Jim Taihuttu and Nils Rondhuis in mixtape #10, a one-hour affair that would garner more than one million streams on SoundCloud since its posting on the cloud based streaming service.
With “Los Amsterdam,” the group’s next album, set to release on Friday, April 7th—notably the same day that American DJ pair, The Chainsmokers will release their debut studio album, “Memories: Do Not Open”—the “DJ Turn It Up” producers offer a sample of their characteristic hardstyle aesthetic on mixtape #11, a work that calls on the talents of mixtape #10 staples, Lil’ Debbie, Cesqeaux, San Holo, Moksi & Chace, and Yade Lauren, from Yellow Claw’s seductive 2016 single, “Invitation.”
Mixtape #11 is right within Yellow Claw’s trap wheelhouse, rife with punching bass lines and dirty drops reflective of the Amsterdam duo’s enduring ability to beat up the beat, and stitch it back together seamlessly with well known tracks, i.e. Migos’ “Bad and Boujee,” and Hardwell & Wiwek’s “Chameleon,” both of which appear on the newest YC offering.
Mixtape #11 is not for the faint of heart, and as the vocal overlay advises, “if you’re not f*cking with the Barong Family—Yellow Claw’s label—cash me outside, how bout dah?”