Let Yum Yum Whet Your Musical Appetite
Whether you choose to call it serendipity, happenstance or destiny, it is safe to say that the musical gods were in alignment when a friend of a friend passed on a USB of Jayo's beats to Natalie Slade; writing to the beats, Slade got in touch with Jayo and soon the newly formed Australian duo where ensconced in a meeting of the musical minds that manifested itself as Yum Yum.
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With a background in jazz music, Slade's insouciantly assured delivery effortlessly compliments the smokily mature lustre of her emotionally bruised, heart-weary vocal tone as it weighs its measure of knowingly observant heartache over the rolling confidence and melancholically-hued gravitas of Jayo's delta blues, soul, hip hop and dub inspired beats on tracks like 'Just Friends', 'Inner Rain' and 'Baby', marking the duo out as Down Under-denizens to watch for in the future with their absorbingly addictive brand of bluesy, hip-hop'n'soul.
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With each member having provided support in their own right for notable performers - Slade for the likes of Sola Rosa and The Black Seeds, and Jayo for Oddisee and Katalyst - as the newly minted Yum Yum, the two have been in hitting the live scene in Sydney in support of their recently released 'Slade Meets Jayo' EP, including performing in support of Tall Black Guy and filming a session with Balcony T.V..
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