A spoonful of a JOYRYDE record has proven potentially lethal in the years since he stormed the electronic threshold. With the help of Skrillex and former label partner, OWSLA, he’s scrawled his dance-primed, bass-driven insignia to the forefront of the scene in permanent ink.
Gearing up for his debut album, Brave, on Insomniac offshoot, HARD Recs (the auspiciously affiliated imprint’s first LP, too), JOYRYDE has unfolded the second single, “Yuck,” featuring Chicago rapper, GOLD, from the upcoming project. As the collaboration’s visual accompaniment illustrates, the track is among JOYRYDE’s most lurid releases to date. Searing trap chops replace his usual four-by-four time signature, while GOLD’s austere delivery solidifies the track’s shadow-dwelling lifeblood. But the message is not without tact: JOYRYDE and GOLD use the track to rendezvous within the notion of keeping one’s head down while remaining devoted to an artistic endeavor in order to foster and maintain a sense of individualism in the process.
“Yuck” follows the first single from the album, “I’m Gone,” another gumptious house offering which arrived this past February. The full-length studio album is poised to arrive this spring.