Dutch production trio Yellow Claw has released their debut album Blood For Mercy via Mad Decent Records today. The release follows the trio’s flurry of music beginning in October with the release of Mixtape #9, and several roaring singles including “We Made It” feat. Lil Eddie, “Sin City,” and “Catch Me” with Flux Pavilion feat. Naaz. Blood For Mercy is the culminating debut project for what has so far been a stellar career for the ambassadors of Amsterdam trap music.
The journey leading up to the album began in Amsterdam’s world-famous club scene. After establishing themselves as the nation’s foremost connoisseurs of the new wave of electronic music in their country, Yellow Claw continued to awe global audiences delivering unprecedented performances at Madison Square Garden opening for Skrillex and Diplo’s Jack Ü, and festivals like Tomorrowland and EDC Las Vegas. The centerpiece to a banner year, Blood For Mercy showcases the expansion of the Yellow Claw empire from the launch of their clothing line to their Barong Family record label. Check out the new album now.
Despite getting his #blessed hands on some of the dankyest dank beats we’ve all heard and loved, Sinjin has managed to deliberately keep himself from being well known by any of us. These days, Buzzfeed will make a 15 cat-long GIF list about you if you even end up in the same building as Kanye, yet somehow Sinjin has managed to produce the first track of West’s upcoming album without making so much as a peep. Google looked at us like “….wut” when we asked about it, so either that’s true humility, or Sinjin’s just not the “look at me” type. But regardless of his reasoning for occupying a decidedly behind-the-scenes persona, there’s no denying that the work he puts out is worthy of even the most crazed-out Japanese fan girl mob.
Hawke has made you bang out without you even knowing he was there – the grey eminence of getting ratchet. Check out some of their hits below.
Without a doubt the most high-profile collaboration yet, ‘Ye brought in Cashmere Cat and Sinjin Hawke to co-produce the lead off from West’s new album. The slow, distorted, off-kilter track is equal parts 808s and Yeezus, but it’s tight enough that if you were watching the very weird Kanye West Adidas release video – basically a buncha models wearing Kanye’s clothes standing there like blinking statues while fashion people watched and whispered that the whole thing was just so Kanye – you may have noticed that your patience for this was uncharacteristically high. It’s because you were listening to Sinjin Hawke.
Possible new slogan: “Sinjin Hawke: he makes Kanye’s clothing interesting.”
You know things are about to get lit when your song gets put on YouTube over an artsy photo of a female model with a blog name/graphic in white. Hawke’s 2014 collaboration with Blaze features some of the best from the two of them: JB’s orchestral hits and harmonically rich textures combine with Hawke’s hard-hitting, off-tempo rhythms, creating something trappier than Blaze would make on his own but more radio-friendly than Hawke would release solo. Also, shout out to the first time we haven’t been bored by a pitched-up soul sample in years.
First of all, this song has rhythmic bed squeaking, which is dope. Secondly, yes, you read it correctly, that is DJ Sliink. Longtime IHC favorite Sliink and Hawke combine to make just the right flavor of club slapper, with booty rattling drops underneath but an atypical array of melodies, samples, and synths whirling about overhead like a nimbostratus cloud of turnt. I got bruises from getting twerked on so hard to this song. Thank you Hawke. Thank you Sliink.
Our friends at IHEARTCMIX have hooked us up with a pair of tickets to see Sinjin Hawke this Friday night at The Lash Pop Up, this is a show you do not want to miss. Sign up below we will be choosing a winner this Friday at Noon. Sinjin Hawke is about to turn L.A upside down! Are you ready for the turn up?
Los Angeles DJ/producer RL Grime has announced he will be releasing his latest VOID Remixes on May 12th via WEDIDIT. The new project will be a compilation of dynamic remixes for RL Grime’s debut album VOID, which dropped last year. It will include staggering renditions by Salva, Wuki and more- full tracklisting below. VOID solidified RL Grime as a leader in electronic music. Pitchfork has applauded “his ability to restructure songs entirely without losing the drama of soaring dance melodies” and Stereogum called him “one of the most colorfully inventive producers in bass music.”