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.
The very talented and diverse Catamaran recently put together a something new called the ‘96 World Series Mix, and it’s really good. Stream below, then order his limited edition split 7” with RUMTUM. It’s a gorgeous piece of wax.
Exciting times around GRR HQ, as we’re proud to announce another new release. The second entry in our split 7” series pairs RUMTUM (Columbus, Ohio) with Catamaran (New York, New York), two artists who produce a range of electronic beats and patterns to create infectious tracks. There’s an otherworldly, distant urgency to both “New Lands / Sea Gypsies” and “Goth Creep”. The limited edition vinyl version features two original productions while the digital release includes reciprocal re-workings by each artist. Mastered by Nick Carden in the Blue Room (Oakland, California).
The artwork for this release was created by Ted Feighan (Monster Rally) in cooperation with the artists. The digital cover seen above is an amalgamation of the dual covers found on the vinyl edition which is limited to 500 copies and pressed on mustard yellow wax.
Pre-order the limited edition vinyl NOW, and check out the two lead tracks below.
Our good friend Florian Filsinger (A Thousand Vows), the talented German composer who has reworked a number of Gold Robot tracks, has a new remix album out today on the Samplefreunde label. He’s collected a dozen remixes hes done over the years to create I RMX U which you can download on Bandcamp or iTunes and other digital outlets. Here’s his version of the Roman Ruins track “Why Party?) off the 2010 PASTOR/AL 7”.
The Sacramento Electronic Music Festival is slated to take place May 3-5th and two of our favorite acts will be playing. Yalls and James & Evander will be playing sets, keep an eye on the festival website for date, location, and ticket information. Really love these smaller, focused festivals; this one is sure to introduce some new artists to the region.