YUS – PALMS (HipHop/Electronica – US)

Coming straight from the hot plains of Arizona, Youceff Kabal is the artist behind new hip hop electronica project yus. Out of his home in Phoenix, the young musician makes music that perfectly blends pop, electronica and hip hop. With his guitar, a few keyboards and a lot of creativity he manages to come up with some killer tunes that are further enhanced by his highly processed vocals.

The eight synth-based songs that make up his debut album Palms may seem simplistic at first but they reveal new elements with every listen, forcing you to play the album on repeat until you’ve extracted every drop of sound. The intricate beat/synths structure Kabal’s plaintive, metallic vocals say a lot more than you’d think at first listen.

yus - Time     

Palms was self-produced and self-released digitally on Bandcamp in November 2010. Following the early success of this debut, yus decided to release a companion album including all the early versions of the songs. This B-side album of sorts, Besides, revolves around yus’ guitar and feels more organic and immediate than Palms. Check out the charmingly naive summer ballad “Girls” below…

yus - Girls (Early Version)     

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