If there is anything we have learned about covering Yellow Claw, it is that they are one of the most genuine acts we know. On our latest stop off at Barong Family we have Hard in Bangkok Pt.1 a brand new EP from the artists in Yellow Claw’s Barong Family roster. 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.
Hard in Bangkok Pt. 1 is a fantastic example and tease of the power and variations in style of the Barong Family team. This Hard in Bangkok Pt. 1 EP is a solid tease for the rest of the project, a 20 track album that wll be dropping later this month. With our first four tracks, Barong Family showcases the works of their prodigy producers Crisis Era, Rawtek, Sihk, Stoltenhoff, Radical Redemption, and Nonsens, all wall be anchored down by Yellow Claw’s “Supernoize” that dropped last month. Hard in Bangkok gives us an interesting taste of the different styles in the Barong Family warehouse, each ready to set the dancefloor a flame or kick the festival into high gear.
We do need to give another major shout out to Yellow Claw for taking the initiative. Since the Coronavirus and Covid-19 are becoming a pandemic (hell, we’re in the thick of it here in the US) Yellow Claw wanted to give something to his fans that have been quarantined within China’s borders. Yellow Claw has a sweet two-part livestream performance on Chinese live-streaming service Huya specifically for those who can’t make it out to his shows.
Make sure you check out Hard in Bangkok PT 1 on Spotify, as well as the aforementioned live streams below!
Yellow Claw’s China-Exclusive live stream:
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