Yellow Claw is a Dutch DJ and records production duo from Amsterdam consisting of Jim (born Jim Taihuttu) based in Bali and Nils (born Nils Rondhuis) based in Amsterdam. The duo’s music is a mix of a wide range of genres and often incorporates elements from trap, hip hop, dubstep, hardstyle, and moombahton. Yellow Claw first gained popularity in the middle of 2010, after founding and hosting a night party at one of Amsterdam’s most famous nightclubs, the Jimmy Woo. During 2012 and 2013, they released a number of successful singles, which charted on the Dutch and Belgian national charts: “Krokodil”, “Nooit Meer Slapen”, “Thunder” and “Last Night Ever”. The music videos for the singles became popular, each gaining over four million views on YouTube. During that time, Yellow Claw performed at many Dutch festivals, such as the DirtyDutch Festival, Sneakerz Festival, Latin Village Festival, and Solar Festival. Here are all of Yellow Claw’s albums ranked.
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4. Never Dies (2020)
“Productions clean, it’s a pretty cohesive piece of work, a lot of really solid features (maybe too many), but I’m not sure if i like it overall? Yellow Claw kinda lost me a while ago, but their albums or EPs usually have a track or two i enjoy. Here those tracks were Here to Stay, The Way We Bleed, and maybe Forgetting to Remember? Loved the vocals on FtR. Overall probably worth a listen if you’ve liked their past work”
3. Blood For Mercy (2015)
“Banging tunes from one of the most talented pure trap duo. A great throwback of 2015. Though Yellow Claw is known for their party-hard vibes, this 16-track release nods to their Amsterdam trap roots and simultaneously explores an unprecedented level of versatility. Yellow Claw takes you on a seamless journey from grimy trap beats in “Ride or Die,” to extreme hardstyle in “Kaolo Pt. 3,” to new age hip-hop/pop with their DJ Mustard collab “In My Room,” and even getting tropical with “Wild Mustang”. Blood For Mercy may surprise you with calmer undertones, but don’t let that fool you, because it’s packed with more than enough punch.”
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2. Amsterdam Twerk Music (2013)
“I just discovered Yellow Claw. I love the music simply because it makes me want to dance. If you enjoy EDM you may like this.
1. Los Amsterdam (2017)
“I came to Yellow Claw because they were featured as a feature on the last DJ Snake album and the track is quite stable. So I listened to the Vorab singles of Los Amsterdam and was very fond of it. The plate itself can be heard from front to back without skipping. Stylistic is the EDM with many trap elements and vocal/rap.”