Artist Of The Month – Yellow Claw (October 2018)

Yellow Claw Artist Of The Month

There are only a handful of names which come to our mind when it comes to talking about the purveyors of trap music. And one such crazy act who have risen up the ranks since the early 2010s to be reckoned as a dominant force within the dance music scene are none other than Yellow Claw. Known for their raucous, ground shaking live performances and crafting some of trap music’s biggest hits including ‘Shotgun’, ‘Till It Hurts’, ‘DJ Turn It Up’ and many more, Yellow Claw’s unique mix of hardstyle, trap, moombahton and big room sounds and everything in between has placed them in the upper echelon of the dance music industry. So without further ado, please welcome our Artist of the Month for October 2018, Yellow Claw as they get ready for a highly awaited return to India this month!

Yellow Claw

Formed in 2010 by DJs Jim Aasgier, Nizzle and MC Bizzey, Yellow Claw stepped onto the scene as a and went on to make their name during their early years by hosting their own parties at the famed Jimmy Woo club in Amsterdam. While some of their earliest releases include cuts like ‘Krokobil’, ‘Allermooiste Feestje’, ‘Last Night Ever’, ‘Dancefloor Champion’ which were dished throughout 2012 and 2013, the trio bombed down a slew of explosive weapons later that year shortly after signing on to Diplo’s Mad Decent label in the form of the Flosstradamus-assisted cut ‘Pillz’, ‘Shotgun’, their Amsterdam Twerk Music EP which boasted of heavy duty cuts like ‘DJ Turn It Up’ and ‘Slow Down’ with DJ Snake and Spanker and the raucous Amsterdam Trap Music EP.

Come 2014, Yellow Claw went on stamp their authority with a barrage of releases including the Amsterdam Trap Music Vol.2 EP, Legends EP and the massive single, ‘Till It Hurts’ featuring Ayden. Also known for running his own label, Barong Family which was established that year, the Dutch-based imprint has steadily gone on to house some of today’s most exciting acts in electronic music including the likes of Cesqeaux, Moksi amongst others.

Having performed at some of the biggest festivals around the world including Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Tomorrowland and several others in recent years, Yellow Claw have easily secured their spot as festival kings and unarguably, one of the most exciting acts within the dance music scene to watch live!

With 2015 finally underway, Yellow Claw showcased their unmatchable firepower with the release of their long awaited debut album, ‘Blood For Mercy’ which boasted of collaborations with some of music industry’s biggest acts including Pusha T, Ty Dolla $ign, Tiesto and many more. 2016 turned out to be a crucial year for Yellow Claw as the Dutch act witnessed the departure of MC Bizzey since he became a father. Following their final show together at Electric Daisy Carnival later that year, the duo made sure to come back stronger and harder with cuts like ‘Ocho Cinco’ with DJ Snake, ‘Invitation’ with Yade Lauren amongst others.

Yellow Claw Live

Boasting of their cult-like following which has led to the creation of die-hard fan bases around the globe, Yellow Claw have always managed to take things up a notch, be it with their music or live performances. Having provided the dance music world with some of bass music’s most face-melting and ruthless creations, the duo owned 2017 with their sophomore album, ‘Los Amsterdam’.

Featuring guest appearances by the likes of Quavo, DJ Snake, Juicy J and many more, the staggering 13-track LP quickly cemented its spot as one of the year’s biggest dance music albums. What followed next were a slew of thundering singles including ‘Do You Like Bass?’ with Juyen Sebulba, ‘New World’ alongside Krewella and Taylor Bennett and ‘Lit’ with Steve Aoki, Gucci Mane and T-Pain.

With 2018 already turning out to be one of their biggest years till date, Yellow Claw have managed to release a handful of singles and EPs including ‘Bittersweet’, ‘Summertime’ with San Holo and Vol.3 of their long running Amsterdam Trap Music series which was ultimately followed up by the unveil of their third studio album, ‘New Blood’ earlier this June. And now, with the high flying duo all geared up to cause a riot at this year’s Sunburn City Festival in Mumbai and New Delhi this month, make sure not to miss out on one of bass music’s most reputed acts.