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Subba-Culture.com Premieres New Video For “Presets”
Athens, Georgia-based duo Yip Deceiver announce the release of their UK debut single, the dancefloor-quaking ‘Presets’, via New West Records on Monday 21st April.
SUBBA-CULTCHA.COM SAYS: “An exciting slice of after hours electro-pop from ex-Of Montreal men Davey Pierce and Nicolas ’Dobby’ Dobbratz. Falsetto’d pop hooks and some disco-minded synth work go hand in hand on their new single, there’s an edge here but not the psych-prog-pop oddness that can sometimes infuriate with Of Montreal. Can’t wait to see what they do on their next release, but gonna carry on throwing some shapes to this one in the meantime!”
The accompanying video is directed by revered underground hip hop hero Flynt Flo$$y of Turquoise Jeep. Awash with fizzing synths and an irresistible four-on-the-floor beat, ‘Presets’ is an inimitable introduction to the multi-coloured and zestful world of Yip Deceiver.
“Two dudes, two mics. Anything can happen.”
Behold, the proclamation of Yip Deceiver, the tag-team dance duo, who broadcast sexxed-up jambox jaunts and light club floors ablaze at home in Athens, Georgia and beyond. Their debut album, Medallius, dishes out 11 tracks of rump-shaking, fist-pumping ecstaticism, from the minimalist Detroit-style bassline and funktified guitar strums of ‘World Class Pleasure’ to the tightly-wound dance-anthem, ‘Get Strict’. The sonic lovechild of producer/songwriter, Davey Pierce, and executive vibes manager, Nicolas ’Dobby’ Dobbratz, Yip Deceiver fills the void for music that can stoke a party-fire and eschews cooler-than-thou posturing.
Perhaps it’s Italo-disco without the Italy, blasting iridescent electrofunk that howls with neon keyboard trills and 8-bit handclaps or more simply – synth-pop. “Medallius is an attitude and a lifestyle,” Dobby says of the philosophy of their made-up title. “Medallius is always keeping an elegant attitude regardless of how trashy a situation is.” The album keeps it classy. ‘Color Me In’ could be music for an after-hours fashion show on Venus, or ‘Lover’, Davey postulates, could provide the soundtrack for “an ’80s or early ’90s super-triumphant fringe sport movie, where someone moves somewhere and becomes a bad-ass at karate, skateboarding, or BMX riding.” Dobby calls it ‘smooth punk’, Davey thinks it’s ‘indie R&B’.
Live dates for the UK and Europe to be announced soon.
Read the full article and watch the video at Subba-Culture.com.
Do Androids Dance: Premiere :: Yip Deceiver – “Lover (Willy Joy Remix)”
Premiering with us today here at DAD, via relatively new imprint Aerobic International, is Willy Joy‘s remix for Yip Deceiver. While I wasn’t too familiar with the original tune when Willy’s remix came through my inbox, a quick listen let me know “Lover” was definitely directed towards some modern rock radio feels. The flip though is a pretty intriguing take that initially adds a number of dynamic elements to the original tempo, almost steering it a bit towards Matt & Kim territory. In typical Willy Joy fashion, the energy starts to dial up quickly as the remix progresses. He eventually turns things up and transitions the tempo into trap territory where it really takes off. Essentially, this versatile remix has a lot to offer and it’s definitely no surprise that it’s Willy on the controls.
Click here to stream Willy Joy’s remix for Lover.
Read the full article at Do Androids Dance.
Athens GA’s original “two man boy band” Yip Deceiver continue their Vandrossian pursuits of synth pop while stealing the hearts of fans worldwide. The bands 2014 album, Medallius on New West Records was traded widely despite it's sleepy reception in the homeland. Recent collaborations with producer Harlan Silverman on the track “Red Line” and a feature on Electric Six’ cover of Fleetwood Mac’s classic “Everywhere” serve as Spring lead ups to the second album due out Fall 2015.
For the new effort Davey and Dobby mutate from indie dance duo into rock n roll aliens. Embracing their fetish for expressive synth texture while re-introducing live ingredients for breathing room. Sonic seasoning to the discerning listener. Cooked up in Georgia and served around the world as a delicacy. Too personal for pop and too mechanical for art, YPD maintain an open relationship with rhetoric and simply offer the modern droid a brief escape from cognition through sweet mystery.