"Yeah" marks the latest step in Kurtel's breezy rise. Having started out doing light design at Wolf + Lamb's Brooklyn parties, she quickly joined the label roster, and then skipped over to Crosstown Rebels for a forthcoming full-length, of which "Yeah" is a preliminary taste. Now, some tracks hit you in the heart, others smack you in the ass—"Yeah" sits squarely in the hips, like a low-worn pair of jeans. The groove moves swiftly, bouncing from the upbeat vocals to stretches of resonant bleeps and rising pulses. With its good-time vibe, the tune feels a bit like being greeted at a house party with a cold beer.
Jamie Jones shows off his remix versatility here by offering two distinctly different takes. The Shower Curtain Mix amps the low end and winds everything tight into a hypnotic ketamine stasis that recalls Jamie's work in Hot Natured. The Aquafunk Mix is its brethren's mirror image, adding some more fist-pumping energy, with filtered swirls and terrific bursts of looped drums that make you feel like you're getting shot out of a cannon every 32 bars, providing a dynamic, linear sense of ebb and flow. It completes a deep-house tryptych: Party-starter, late-night burner, sweaty peak.