Yellow Claw Explain How They Stopped Compromising on ‘Los Amsterdam’

Yellow Claw are known for a sharp-toothed, obliterating sound — “loud, frenzied, blasting beats,” as Aasgier puts it — but they don’t open Los Amsterdam with a wallop. Instead, the record begins with fluffy, sustained synth chords and a crystalline female vocal. Hammering percussion doesn’t show up for nearly 90 seconds.

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