We may have gotten our fill in part 1, but we have to wait for the other shoe to drop. This week we are heading on over to Yellow Claw’s Barong Family for the brand new album Hard in Bangkok. Bursting onto the scene way back in 2013, Yellow Claw has been changing and molding the modern look of bass music. First popping up on our radar with their first major hit “DJ Turn It Up”, Yellow Claw‘s blend of hip-hop and club music has dominated playlists throughout clubs worldwide. With the success of that track and “In My Room”, Yellow Claw has gained over 300 million streams just from those two tracks alone. Back in 2015 Yellow Claw‘s debut album Blood for Mercy even won the Dutch equivalent of a Grammy. They haven’t slowed down even the smallest bit, with multiple global tours that have been further injecting Yellow Claw into the bass music industry.
We feel like we have been waiting for Hard in Bangkok for ages, especially since the album has had three mini-releases heading up to the big drop. Taking our ears on a journey to Thailand’s capital, Hard in Bangkok is an experiment in bass music and serves as a chaotic result of 14 different producers’ styles. Hard in Bangkok encompasses the spectrum of bass music, jumping from hardstyle-inspired tracks like “Tom Yam Disco” to the booty-shaking “Naughty” or even the trap vocal house “BKK to LA”. Yellow Claw himself appears on four separate tracks throughout the album, adding a bit of powerhouse star power to hold up the foundation. If you a bass music fan at all, you will definitely find something on Hard in Bangkok to keep you busy.
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