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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.

  • Lover 12″ featuring Willy Joy & Loose Shus

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    Chicago based DJ/producer Willy Joy and San Francisco’s own Loose Shus have produced two uniquely amazing remixes for Athens GA, indie electro R&B duo Yip Deceiver. Willy Joy turns out a trunk rattling Trap mix sure to be used in his live sets while Loose Shus brings an 80′s electro boogie flavor with hard claps and funky bass. The collaborations, born of long-time artistic friendship, make for a natural and inspired single Aerobic is proud to present.

    Limited to 500 copies with silkscreened jackets by Aerobic’s own printing studio. [ BUY IT ]

  • CMJ: Video Premiere .::. Yip Deceiver – “Lover”

    Davey Pierce and Nicholas Dobbratz met while playing in Kevin Barnes’s performance art baby, of Montreal, and after a little bit of bonding, became the analog synth duo Yip Deceiver. Their debut LP, Medallius, is out now via New West Records, and today we’re premiering a video for the album cut, Lover.

    Directed by Brett Vaughn, the clip pairs the all-smiles synth track with a horror movie-inspired visual. As Pierce coos lyrics about being in the throes of love, three crazed doctors chase terrified old people around a poorly lit hospital. There’s a lot of slow-motion gore and the eating of what is most likely human organs. We hope you ate lunch already. Watch the video and check out Yip Deceiver’s upcoming tour dates below.

    Read the full article and watch the video at CMJ.com

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  • Presets

  • Lover

  • Get Strict

  • Obnoxia

 

Shows

10/02/2014New Orleans, LAGasa Gasa w/ Turquoise Jeep
10/03/2014Houston, TXWalter's w/ Turquoise Jeep
10/04/2014Austin, TXRed 7 w/ Turquoise Jeep
10/05/2014Dallas, TXClub Dada w/ Turquoise Jeep
10/06/2014Norman, OKOpolis w/ Turquoise Jeep
10/08/2014Albuquerque, NMThe Launch Pad w/ Turquoise Jeep
10/09/2014Phoenix, AZThe Crescent Ballroom w/ Turquoise Jeep
10/10/2014West Hollywood, CAThe Viper Room w/ Turquoise Jeep
10/11/2014Walnut Creek, CABlu 42 w/ Turquoise Jeep
10/12/2014Sacramento, CAAssembly Music Hall w/ Turquoise Jeep
10/13/2014San Francisco, CAThe Chapel w/ Turquoise Jeep
10/14/2014Santa Cruz, CAThe Catalyst Atrium w/ Turquoise Jeep
10/15/2014Pomona, CAThe Glass House Concert Hall Blue Room w/ Turquoise Jeep
10/16/2014San Diego, CAThe Irenic w/ Turquoise Jeep
10/17/2014Tucson, AZClub Congress w/ Turquoise Jeep
10/18/2014Las Vegas, NVFremont Country Club w/ Turquoise Jeep
10/19/2014Salt Lake City, UTKilby Court w/ Turquoise Jeep
10/20/2014Denver, COLARIMER LOUNGE w/ Turquoise Jeep
10/21/2014Kansas City, MORecord Bar w/ Turquoise Jeep
10/22/2014Springfield, MOOutland Ballroom w/ Turquoise Jeep
10/23/2014Memphis, TNThe Hi-Tone w/ Turquoise Jeep
10/24/2014Chattanooga, TNJJ's Bohemia w/ Turquoise Jeep
10/25/2014Athens, GANEW EARTH MUSIC HALL w/ Turquoise Jeep
 

About

“Two dudes, two mics. Anything can happen.”

Behold, the proclamation of Yip Deceiver, the tag-team all-analog 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 Detroitstyle 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.”

Whatever you call their music, the result is undeniable: Motion. Emotion. Undulation and perspiration whether you're singing along in traffic jams or sweating it out in a dark, dank club. It's all by design. “Most of the songs on Medalliusstarted as completely different songs before getting to the final version,” Davey says,:“‘Tops Part II’ started as a sort of homage to Led Zeppelin’s ‘Kashmir’ and we decided that it would be better if Babyface produced it.”

Onstage, they’re antidote to the laptop jockeys and deejay types these days who simply sway behind a MacBook. This is a rock show you can dance to. “We try to make our live show as intimate as possible,” Davey says. “We like everyone who bothered to show up feel like they are a part of the whole thing, because they are. We wouldn't be there if they weren't there and we want them to know that.” And Yip Deceiver really works for it; they trade off wielding the mic, take turns charming the audience, and jump from keyboards to beat box and back again. “When we get up on stage and sing those songs, we mean it,” Dobby says, “but we’re not afraid to literally laugh at ourselves at the same time. It is a genuine expression of who we are and what we love without taking ourselves too seriously.”

When producing Medallius, the guys created and recorded the collection in their Georgia homes and in Dobby’s California studio, but back in the tightly knit creative community of Athens, Dobby says, is where the sound developed. They would ride bikes to mix the album with Andy LeMaster, whose studio was two blocks away from theirs. And to provide the album’s signature retro-futuristic feel, they decided o use only the most cutting-edge technology circa 1983. “We are totally addicted to analog synths, FM synthesis, and MIDI Sequencers,” Davey confesses. “We program our drum tracks on an MPC and we don't use soft synths or the like. Everything is hardware. We enjoy the process, the experimentation, and the immediacy of the machines we work with. We spend hours finding a sound and as soon as you change anything, it's gone forever. We love that.”

Dobby’s process springs from a source much less IBM and more, let’s say, NSFW. “I have a dirty mind,” he says. “I write dirty versions of all of our songs first to get it out of my head then erase the bad words and rewrite. I also tend to imagine myself as a strong Anita Baker or Chaka Khan, female R&B type when I’m writing. It’s a delusion and a weird process but Davey lets me do it.” Davey understands because he secretly strives to be the masculine side in their buoyant brand of indie R&B: “I try my hardest to emulate Luther Vandross.”

After all, their obsession for R&B brought them together in the first place, back when Dobby was crashing at Davey’s house in Athens. “One day he picked me up in his car to show me all the good places to eat lunch,” Dobby recalls, “and the radio was on and we both started singing along to some Usher song or something. We were both laughing at each other surprised. Every once in a while you find someone who’s got the same secret musical taste, they just don't talk about it. It's never who you think.”

Yip Deceiver wants to be your guilty pleasure, that secret music that brings friends and strangers together for their outlandish and irresistible brand of new New Jack Swing, post-proto synth-funk, or whatever musical box that they will never cease to obliterate. Perhaps Davey puts it best: “It’s music for a weird night of random adventure.”