The first proper LP by Yalls, titled United, will drop on May 6th. It is being released as a limited 12” on clear vinyl + digitally. Pre-order yours now.
Over the past few years, Berkeley-based songwriter/producer Dan Casey (better known as Yalls) has issued everything from sun-kissed synth-pop to quirky hip-hop instrumentals, glitched excursions of post-aughts soul, to tropical-tinged, vocal-led boom-bap. He has regularly delivered immersive one-offs, inventive remixes, and guitar based works under his own name, Casey has built a reputation as a producer who may be hard to pin down in exact terms, but is always reliable for delivering delicious hooks and poignant melodies.
United, the first proper full-length album by Yalls, is a cohesive amalgamation of the sound Casey has been exploring. It combines elements of mid-60’s funk, modern experimental beatmaking, and pop music - firmly placing the listener in a unique space somewhere between defunct dance halls and outer space.
A new Yalls track has recently been released into the wild, listen to “Lifestylist” below. It’s a burbling, tranquil trip - and we love it. Look out for a new Yalls LP in early 2014, and grab the Fantasy 7” right here.
(image courtesy of The Bay Bridged)
Give a listen to an excellent new Yalls track titled “Landscape”. We’re obviously fans of the Bay Area producer’s work (see the limited edition 7” he released last year) and wait on pins and needles for every nugget he decides to drop on the world.
The prolific Yalls dropped a free EP today in anticipation of his full-length which is due later this year (right here on Gold Robot Records). We’re loving these tracks, which you can grab for free right here.
If you haven’t gotten a copy of his limited edition Fantasy 7”, you should check it out as well.
Rhye – “The Fall (Yalls Bootleg)”
Glenn Jackson – “Save”
Yalls – “Outerbanks (Friendzone Remix from Academy of Science night)”
Majical Cloudz – “Turns Turns Turns (Yalls Remix)”
Antwon – “Automatic”
Heathered Pearls – “Precious Dive”
Dave Reep/Dan Casey – “DD-LRPARMS”
Wildarms – “Unity”
Luminous Veil – “Flesh Origami”
You can also grab a copy of the limited edition Fantasy 7” while they’re still available.
"Dan Casey is clearly not rushing his Steezy Ray Vibes alter-ego, a fittingly snaily pace for such unhurried, spot-on tracks. Nine months after sharing the demo of “Empty City,” the guitar-wielding counterpoint to Casey’s more electronic persona Yalls has returned with “Endless Calm.” In an email, Casey described the visuals as “my own little Tree of Life creation sequence.” I don’t know about you, but from where I’m sitting, it’s a crazily windy Thursday afternoon with the setting sun bouncing off a glass building and straight into my eyes, and a leisurely guitar jam like this is about all I want to hear.” - Duncan Cooper
Grab a copy of the Yalls Fantasy 7” here!