About the Album:
Favorites Remixed III is the latest round of remixes from YUS. It features Azealia Banks, TOPS, A$AP Rocky and Chairlift, and was in production from between 2012 and 2020. The “Chasing Time” remix was created for the Azealia Banks remix contest, which ran when “Broke With Expensive Taste” came out, and though this remix didn’t win, it was up there with the best.
“Sleeptalker” was YUS’s favorite track off TOPS’ 2014 album ”Picture You Staring”, and inspired YUS to add his own spin to it. The remix features a sample of Kevin Parker (from Tame Impala) drumming. The “Goldie” remix was made in 2012 when “LONG.LIVE.A$AP” was announced, and mostly because YUS felt the original went too fast. YUS originally uploaded his remix to SoundCloud then, but this is an update to that one, with additional remastering. The “Ghost Tonight” remix took the longest to complete. It was originally started in 2012 when Chairlift’s album “Something” came out, but wasn’t completed until the fall of 2020, due to creative frustration. YUS took a long break on it between 2013 and 2019, but the resulting sound shows it was probably worth it.
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About the Artist:
Born at the turn of the 1990s, YUS grew to maturity between the Center of Europe and the American Southwest. Like most adolescents he began to dapple with mainstream music through the creation of mixtapes for friends. But a cathartic ad from the 2006 FIFA World Cup and an introduction to the Fruity Loops DAW propelled YUS to begin authoring his own beats. At the very same time, he was enrolled in a theatrically oriented high school and his scholastic life seemed to be reinforcing his musical interests, as he was now able to fully immerse himself in the performing arts, which he later followed up with more classically oriented studies in musical theory. All these experiences culminated in the release of his first album Palms in November of 2010 and the beginning of his path as a musical artist. He has since released numerous singles such as 20 Million, Girls, and Nowadays, as well as albums including Talisman in 2014 and El Yunque in 2018. He has opened for numerous indie bands such as Phantogram, Toro Y Moi, and clipping., and now resides in the city of Los Angeles, where he is at work on his next album.
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