Hot on the heels of their “¥€$” studio album as €URO TRA$H, the iconic Dutch duo Yellow Claw teams up with Japanese female rapper Shachi for their new track “Hey Sensei,” a dynamic and party-ready fusion of trap and hip-hop. It demonstrates the Barong Family head honchos’ genre-bending style as they incorporate everything from xylophone solos to mechanical synths and rhythmic basslines. Shachi‘s sultry but hard-hitting vocals bridge the gap between trap and hip-hop music genres, and the mixture of English and Japanese adds a unique element that creates vivid imagery throughout the sonic journey. Yellow Claw can always be relied on for music that shakes things up, and “Hey Sensei” is a prime example.
“We met up with Shachi when we did a show in Tokyo. Airdropped her the beat, and she sent us the vocals a couple of days later. All the Japanese lyrics are really like a painting with words to us. We don’t know what they mean, but they sound so good.” – Yellow Claw
Dutch electronic icons Yellow Claw are known for their thumping club records that have fueled dance floors for almost a decade. To date, the duo has accumulated over a billion plays on their music, performed at the biggest festivals and nightclubs, and worked with some of the biggest players in the industry. Their collaborations include the likes of DJ Snake, Steve Aoki, Gucci Mane, Tinashe, Tiësto, A$AP Ferg, Juicy J, to name a few., resulting in global hits such as “DJ Turn It Up,” “Do You Like Bass” and “Till It Hurts,” which are blasted in clubs around the world till today. Since 2010, Yellow Claw has been quietly inching toward electronic dance music supremacy. Their November 2015 debut album, “Blood For Mercy,” bowed at #1 on Billboard’s Heat Seekers Chart and Top/Dance Electronic Albums Chart and scored an Edison Award – the Dutch equivalent of a GRAMMY. It spawned the mega-smash “In My Room” (feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Tyga, & DJ Mustard), which notched over 160 million Spotify streams. Yellow Claw‘s magnificent development is undoubtedly linked to their stellar performances and being unique as a brand with sophisticated outfits for each stage. With being a powerhouse beyond the trap scenes, Yellow Claw‘s consistency continues to fuel their momentum, pushing them forward.