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[Album Stream] Yeah Boy – Can’t Get Enough EP

We’ve been awfully proud witnessing one of our ‘Artists to Watch in 2014’, Johnny Castro and his Yeah Boy project, begin receiving the critical acclaim and fan related credit that we’ve known to be his since interviewing and premiering his “Can’t Get Enough” single back in late 2013. Now, on the heels of some very credible and groovy remixes, Yeah Boy has officially released its first EP, Can’t Get Enough. Behind the aforementioned electronically textured debut single to which the EP was named for, Yeah Boy has also included two brand new original tunes, “Tell Me” and “Take It All” which held just as high a place in our hearts and ears as “Can’t Get Enough”.

Rounding out the extended play are three remixes of “Can’t Get Enough”. The incredible Marlon Hoffstadt, who stormed every underground dance club around the globe last year with his highly infectious collaboration with Dansson, “Shake That”, joins forces with HRSSN to paint a thick bassline and a bit of funk fueled house rhythm onto the malleable track while a synthy disco edit from Chicago’s Sam Padrul and a slightly more bass leaning revision from The Geek x VRV round out the entire release with a little dancey lacquering. There’s a little something here for our electronic listeners from just about every sub-genre, so take a little spin, start your week with some intoxicating electronicism  and rinse the entire half-hour extended play below.

’Can’t Get Enough’
’Tell Me’
’Can’t Get Enough (The Geek X VrV Remix)’
’Take It All’
’Download: Yeah Boy ‘Can’t Get Enough’ (Marlon Hoffstadt & HRRSN Remix)’
’Premiere: Yeah Boy – Can’t Get Enough (Sam Padrul remix)’
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[Interview] TMN Chats It Up With Yeah Boy

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Can't Get Enough

So rarely does a music project debut as a fully developed and functioning artistic medium, but when they do, it is especially easy for us here at TMN to take notice. Such was the case with the side project of Parachute Youth’s Johnny Castro; Yeah Boy, and his electronically textured debut single “Can’t Get Enough”, which dropped back in August. This one, due out October 6 on Baked Goods, follows the path of a funky, feel-good Summer groover, but is awash in elements from a multitude of genres. A flitty electric guitar, which wouldn’t be out of place on an 80’s funk record tones the tune, while a beatific melody ties together a reverb soaked vocal track, deep synth work and housey piano licks. The resulting product was a sound we just couldn’t get out of our heads, and one which warranted some probing for more information from the largely mysterious Yeah Boy.

We had the opportunity to dig a little deeper into the psyche of Johnny Castro and his music project(s), finding out what is on the horizon musically in the coming months, what his recording process has been like, Daft Punk, Pink Floyd concerts and a whole bunch more. Check out the entire transcript below:

We imagine that your two-piece Parachute Youth takes up quite a bit of free time. What was the deciding factor in sort of breaking away for a bit to focus on your solo work with Yeah Boy?

I think it was simply wanting to write something different and having a completely different approach in my songwriting. I’m loving going back to my roots and writing/singing more soulful/funky vibes and its something you need to explore on your own I think when you have a band with a completely different sound.

What sound differentiations are you able to focus on with Yeah Boy that might not have gone over as well with Parachute Youth?

I think going more hip hop/soulful, which is where I started in the first place. Parachute Youth has a distinct sound and we push that sound to define who we are as a band, I’m ready to do the same with Yeah Boy, which explores my inner love for experimental hip hop/soul.

With basically only one single out at this time, can you enlighten us a little more about your forthcoming EP, such as title, release date, etc. Will most of the material be in the same instrumental vein as “Can’t Get Enough” or have you been playing with all different types of sounds?

There’s going to be some changes of course! ‘Can’t Get Enough’ was a great door opener and showed that I do love writing something very different than usual that can still come across as a pop record. I’ll be working with different artists for this EP also to explore the true potential of Yeah Boy and where I want to go with it. It’s still early days but expect a cool EP 🙂

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