Portland-based producer Yung Bae is known to tap influences stemming from the dance realm, touching on everything from disco to funk to R&B — and sometimes even Japanese city-pop. His sample-heavy records arrive obscure and out-of-the-box, with a guarantee to make you move on the dance floor.
Now, he unleashes his latest single titled “Bad Boy,” enlisting the likes of underground rappers bbno$ and Billy Marchiafava. The three-minute long track begins with an upbeat bounce, preparing you for the energy to be unleashed shortly after. At the [0:16] mark, he transitions to funk and techno — a signature style his fanbase love him for.
The hook yields lyrics, “Pick a girl, pick a boy. Spin ‘em round, like a toy. Grab ‘em hands, pull ‘em close. Push ‘em back, do the most.”
The vibe on this record screams feel-good, groovy, and nothing less than positive. You can witness the live performance of “Bad Boy” at his sold-out show at the Fonda this coming Saturday, July 6.
bbno$ sums it up nicely: “Bad Boy is #1. Lemonade whip. Chicken wing.”