YOOKiE Back On Their “GRiME SHT” with Wakaan Debut
Article by: Annalee ‘Alee’ Noel
Hot on the heels of the release of their much-anticipated “BUBBLE BASS,” YOOKiE’s exploration of left-field bass on “GRiME SHT” feels perfectly in step with their previous discography, and potentially a step ahead of the pack into uncharted territory. Known for festival bangers like “Lions - Dr P Remix”, their iconic remix of “Another Dimension” originally by NGHTMRE and Dillon Francis, their 2016 hit “After All” on Never Say Die with SLANDER and Jinzo, and the duo’s absolute domination behind the decks at Lost Lands, Basscanyon and EDC Las Vegas, YOOKiE are a mainstay but always evolving. With their new debut single, YOOKiE really went for it and took us to that classic one deeper with the delivery of “GRiME SHT” from their upcoming “WOOKiE” EP dropping later this spring on Wakaan.
Supported by Wakaan label boss Liquid Stranger out on tour - “GRiME SHT” is a perfect mid-set vibe reset with floaty opening whispers similar to “BUBBLE BASS,” and creative rap verses paired with YOOKiE’s ever-captivating bass. Not only is it minimalistic trap perfection with a thick coating of left-field bass guaranteed to give you a stank-face, but the brothers on the vocals really bring it home, fully showcasing their endless creative talents.
I’m not sure what’s more engaging - the sick beat or the entertaining rap lyrics as they define exactly what is “GRiME SHT:” “straight slime shit, it’s tha fuckin’ sour lime shit, that loose your mind shit, it’s that fuckin’ grade A prime shit, ahead tha time shit, they gonna copy like a mime shit still on some crime shit.” This writer thinks it’s more like: it’s that shit the audience is going to rap back at them at a show because it’s so damn catchy.
“On GRiME SHT we went with our signature minimalistic bass driven sound while also introducing a brand new vocal direction. It maintains the luscious subsonic depth we are known for with a new element we hope our fans like. A new Era of YOOKiE is upon us and we're very grateful to Wakaan for believing in this project.” - YOOKiE
We here at MOON LVNDING are also thrilled Wakaan snatched up their “WOOKiE” EP and it is scheduled to drop later this spring. With the entire album promising to be as forward-thinking as “GRiME SHT” it is going to be a delight to see just how far the duo pushes left-field bass into the forefront of bass music in general. Listeners want something new to bump, something they haven’t heard before, and with “GRiME SHT” YOOKiE definitely delivers.
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