Yiigaa 'mist' ep launch review
Written by: Hana Raage
Photos: Gillian Murray
The launch of Yiigaa’s EP ‘Mist’ was at the Amersham Arms with support from Friends which included Keyah Blu. Her performance seemed to have gripped the audience with Tahir on ‘FUCKABOUT.
Following Blu, Louis Culture was the most engaging performer of the night. Beyond the bravado that came with the confident performance, one of the most notable things were the range of sounds he curated and the themes he addressed. This included topics of childhood aspirations, identity and unity. Omari Lyseight joined him on stage to perform ’Space Plant’ produced by p-arallel. It was immediately energetic with Lyseight taking the mic and addressing the audience with tongue in cheek. It made for great stage presence with Lyseight toning it down with a more sombre, slower number with ‘Rain’ (Under Trackout Records). Lsow opened the track with mellow vocals, reminiscent of Bobby Valentino which was continued by Omari melodically rapping. Trackout Records are ones to watch. They most definitely delivered with their promise of bringing good vibes to the night.
The launch of Yiigaa’s EP ‘Mist’ was at the Amersham Arms with support from Friends which included Keyah Blu. Her performance seemed to have gripped the audience with Tahir [hyperlink soundcloud] on ‘FUCKABOUT.
Finally, Yiigaa’s EP ‘Mist’ comprises of well constructed tracks which showcase the dynamic fluidity of Yiigaa’s’ vocal range. She began the set with ‘Haze’. With neo soul vocals and melodies overlaid on hi-fi instrumentals, you really got a sense of someone who is aware of their own stand and expression. Personal growth seemed to be a key component to her lyrical storytelling. The performance of ‘Sunrise’ was particularly special as the producer was in the house, seeing her perform the song for the first time; making everything just that little bit sweeter. Chill hop elements and soulful influences could be heard across the track, one couldn’t help but bop and shuffle and one-two step whilst vibing to her melody interchanges.
Yiigaa seemed to know what she’s doing. There was a distinct lack of hesitation when she performed, only enhancing the solid impression she left at the end of the night. If an artist can make someone smile for the entirety of their performance, they are well on their way to success. It’s a trait that is found far and between and there is definitely plenty of that in Yiigaa.