"Yipyippyip" is a straight forward driving groove, with a tough, solid sub bass, over which abrasive ragga vocals ride with the infectious titular phrase. I don't think this is a tune to ponder. If you imagine the big-bearded long-locked engineer deep in concentration, painstakingly tweaking and twiddling intricate textures, this is the bit of that set where he exhales, looks up at his audience, jumps around and pumps his fist. Expect it to be spun at lots of very big mental parties by the likes of Jesse Rose or Switch, but don't count on it staying in the box long.
On the remix, Dave Aju finds a different route, slowing the tempo and cutting up the groove, Dave utilises the vocals and introduces some keys carrying a touch of melancholy. He creates an alternative that sits somewhere between the dancehall and the lounge, which is a nice contrast to the original.
"Neal Deepersma" on the flipside dons heavy touches of glitch, pops, clicks over a warm thumping bass. It's a chugger, but chugs by uncomfortably. The spacious atmospherics here seem an ill fit and although there are several changes in direction throughout, it lacks charm and loses its appeal fairly quickly. This record is all about the yipyip.
Fri / 21 Aug 2009
A2 Yipyippyip (Dave Aju remix)
B1 Neal Deepersma