Must Have Music #018
LISTEN TO THIS
If you had told me a few weeks ago that my favorite song would be a 2:48 second long track from Tyga, Ty Dolla $ign, Yellowclaw and DJ Mustard, I would have told you that you're fucking high, and probably an idiot.
But...here I am again, eating my words....I can't stop listening to this track! It's got me on FIRE today. But, this song came out two years ago, and I can't stop listening to it this week. What is it? What made it stick?
Here it is: I was on a business trip to NYC this week and had the pleasure of dropping into CrossFit NYC and was squatting when I heard this song come on. It got me fired up. Great song to squat to with the lyrics: "If you're ready let's go."
Granted, this song is entirely about sex up in a stranger's room, but you can still get fired up about that, right? (that beat tho)
Anyway, I was squatting again this morning at CrossFit Southie, and this track came on AGAIN, and for the past 8 hours, I've probably played it more times than I should admit (about 40). Great track, it's most definitely on my playlist, and it should be on yours, too.
Email me a dope track that you love to squat to at: firstname.lastname@example.org or read down below for more about Yellow Claw. They're from Amsterdam, you should listen to them, they are also signed to Diplo's label and you should be into it. The best music comes out from Amsterdam (EDM-wise), but don't just take my word for it.....do some digging!
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From Yellow Claw's wiki page:
Yellow Claw first gained popularity in the middle of 2010, after founding and hosting a night party at one of Amsterdam's most famous nightclubs, the Jimmy Woo. During 2012 and 2013, they released a number of successful singles, which charted on the Dutch and Belgian national charts: "Krokobil", "Nooit Meer Slapen", "Thunder" and "Last Night Ever". The music videos for the singles became viral, each gaining over four million views on YouTube. During that time, Yellow Claw performed at many Dutch festivals, such as DirtyDutch Festival, Sneakerz Festival, Latin Village Festival and Solar Festival.
In 2013, Yellow Claw signed to Diplo's label Mad Decent. On 7 March 2013, they released their first international EP Amsterdam Trap Music. In June, they performed at Diplo and Friends on BBC Radio 1, and in July – at the 2013 Tomorrowland Festival. On 26 September 2013, they put out their second EP, titled Amsterdam Twerk Music.
On 1 November 2013, after signing to Spinnin' Records, the group released their first international single "Shotgun", featuring vocals from Dutch singer Rochelle. The single peaked at number 10 in the Netherlands and number 20 in Belgium. On 8 November 2013, Yellow Claw released a collaboration single with Flosstradamus, titled "Pillz", under Fool's Gold Records and Ultra Music.
In 2015, Yellow Claw released their debut studio album, Blood for Mercy. The album's lead single, "In My Room" features American record producer DJ Mustard and American rappers Ty Dolla Sign and Tyga.
On 22 June 2016, Yellow Claw announced on their official Facebook page that MC Bizzey decided to leave the group since he became a father. EDC Las Vegas 2016 was their last show as a trio.
On 31 March 2017, Yellow Claw released their second studio album called Los Amsterdam. The album's included several hit songs such as "Light Years" featuring Rochelle, "City On Lockdown" featuring Lil Debbie, "Good Day" features DJ Snake & Elliphant, "Hold on to Me" featuring GTA. The album released under the Mad Decent Label.
In July 2017, Yellow Claw performed on the Mainstage of Tomorrowland 2017. This marked their first ever time as an act on the Mainstage.
P.S. How many times can you spot Yellow Claw in this music video? They're in about every scene, haha!
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