DJ duo Yellow Claw, made up of Jim Aasgier and Nizzle, have just released their new album, Los Amsterdam. They have come a long way since forming in 2010 and coming out with their first album, Blood for Mercy, in 2015. Los Amsterdam features a blend of music combining sounds Yellow Claw’s fans have heard since the beginning with newer more pop and hip-hop songs.
I had the pleasure of asking Yellow Claw about their new album and where fans can expect see them next.
With the huge success that was Blood for Mercy, do you expect Los Amsterdam to be as great a success? Has it been yielding the kind of attention you have hoped for so far?
On release day the album went straight to No. 1 on nearly all global iTunes dance charts. That’s a dream start, you know. Besides that we can see our fans are super excited about the album as well. Personally, we think this album is twice as good as Blood For Mercy. An album should be more then just a bundle of songs, you know? Los Amsterdam is a balanced story and we are really proud of it.
What is different about Los Amsterdam that you hope your audience enjoys?
With Los Amsterdam we stopped compromising in a way, we just focused on precise careful album-making. It offers both hard trap sounds as our early fans are used to from us, but there are also a lot of pop / hip-hop influenced tracks on it which we personally love too.
Where can your fans expect to see you next?
We’re doing a huge Asia tour at the moment. Bigger then anybody recently did to be honest. Followed by three shows in Australia. After that we’re back in the states and Europe. And in between we try to hit the studio as much as possible to come up with new material.
Where do you see Yellow Claw in five years? Still touring the world?
Yeah, we’re not planning on stopping anytime soon. We’re having too much fun and there’s so much more to do and create.
What is the next big project Yellow Claw wants to tackle? Any new music in the works or in the idea stages?
We actually already worked on lots of new music in L.A. the last two months, did lots of cool sessions over there. Besides that we’re about to do some big stuff with Barong Family this year as well.
What are the biggest influences behind your music?
It’s a combination of things; our travels, our family, young producers we collab with, places we visit and people we meet.