Yellow Claw (DJs)

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Yellow Claw
Yellow Claw 2015.jpg
Yellow Claw at the Spring Awakening in 2015
Background information
Origin Amsterdam, Netherlands
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • DJs
  • record producers
Years active 2010–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website yellowclaw.com
Members
  • Jim Aasgier
  • Nizzle
Past members
  • Bizzey

Yellow Claw is a Dutch DJ and record production duo from Amsterdam[1] consisting of Jim Aasgier (born Jim Taihuttu) and Nizzle (born Nils Rondhuis). The duo's music is a mix of a wide range of genres and often incorporates elements from trap, hip hop, dubstep, big room house, hardstyle and moombahton.[1][2][3]

Career[edit]

Yellow Claw first gained popularity in the middle of 2010, after founding and hosting a night party at one of Amsterdam's most famous night clubs, the Jimmy Woo.[1][3] 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".[4][5] The music videos for the singles became viral, each gaining over four million views on YouTube.[6] During that time, Yellow Claw performed at many Dutch festivals, such as DirtyDutch Festival, Sneakerz Festival, Latin Village Festival and Solar Festival.[3]

In 2013, Yellow Claw signed to Diplo's label Mad Decent. On 7 March 2013, they released their first international EP Amsterdam Trap Music.[1] In June, they performed at Diplo and Friends on BBC Radio 1,[7] and in July – at the 2013 Tomorrowland Festival.[3] On 26 September 2013, they put out their second EP, titled Amsterdam Twerk Music.[1]

On 1 November 2013, after signing to Spinnin' Records, the group released their first international single "Shotgun", featuring vocals from Dutch singer Rochelle.[8] 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[9] and Ultra Music.

In 2015, Yellow Claw released their debut studio album, Blood for Mercy.[10] 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.[11] 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.[12][13] 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.[14] This marked their first ever time as an act on the Mainstage.

Members[edit]

Current

  • Jim Taihuttu (known as Jim Aasgier), born 6 July 1981 – DJ and record producer[15]
  • Nils Rondhuis (known as Nizzle), born 6 September 1987 – DJ and record producer[16]

Former

  • Leonardo Roelandschap (known as MC Bizzey), born 11 May 1985 - rapper. (2010–2016)

Barong Family[edit]

In May 2014, Yellow Claw inaugurated their own label, called Barong Family, which is distributed by Spinnin' Records. The first signed artist was fellow Amsterdam group Mightyfools, and the first official release was the song "Lick Dat" on 2 June 2014.[17] The second single, Yung Felix's "Money Grabber" was released on 25 August 2014.[18] The label has since released an EP by Wiwek, as well as a single by Coone. In 2015, Barong Family separated from Spinnin' Records continuing as an independent music label.

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Yellow Claw". Mad Decent. Retrieved 2013-11-09.
  2. ^ "Yellow Claw". PartyFolk.nl. Retrieved 2013-11-09.
  3. ^ a b c d "Yellow Claw". Tomorrowland Festival. Retrieved 2013-11-09.
  4. ^ "Discografie Yellow Claw". dutchcharts.nl. Dutch Charts. Retrieved 2013-11-09.
  5. ^ "Discografie Yellow Claw". ultratop.be. Ultratop. Retrieved 2013-11-09.
  6. ^ "Yellow Claw TV". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-11-09.
  7. ^ "Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team and Yellow Claw". BBC. Retrieved 2013-11-09.
  8. ^ "Shotgun (feat. Rochelle) - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 2013-11-09.
  9. ^ "Pillz (feat. Green Velvet) - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 2013-11-09.
  10. ^ "Blood for Mercy - Yellow Claw". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 2018-02-23. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  11. ^ Meadow, Matthew (2016-06-22). "Yellow Claw Announces to Fans That Mc Bizzey Is Leaving the Group". Your EDM. Archived from the original on 2018-01-13. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  12. ^ Papadatos, Markos (2017-04-02). "Review: Yellow Claw delight on new electronic album 'Los Amsterdam'". Digital Journal. Archived from the original on 2017-10-28. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  13. ^ Leight, Elias (2017-03-31). "Yellow Claw Explain How They Stopped Compromising on 'Los Amsterdam'". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2017-08-19. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  14. ^ Mccallum, Rob (2017-05-16). "Tomorrowland Locks Full Line-up for 2017". DJ Mag. Archived from the original on 2018-02-03. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  15. ^ "Jim Aasgier". PartyFlock. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  16. ^ "Nizzle". PartyFlock. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  17. ^ "Yellow Claw inaugurates Barong Family label alongside Mightyfools". Dancing Astronaut. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  18. ^ "Barong Family". Barong Family via Soundcloud. Retrieved 30 July 2014.

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