What started as an experiment with electronic songwriting has grown to become a name which stands for a diverse and prolific output, with Dan Casey issuing everything from sun-kissed synth-pop to quirky hip-hop instrumentals; glitched excursions of post-aughts soul to tropical-tinged, vocal-led boom-bap.
Appearing on a variety of taste-making micro-labels and regularly flushing his various web outlets with immersive one-offs and inventive remixes, Yalls has built a reputation as a producer who may be hard to pin down in exact terms, but is always reliable for delivering delicious hooks and poignant melodies—a fact that has certainly translated to his live performances, having graced stages alongside Grimes, Tune-Yards, Neon Indian, Matthew Dear & more.
United, the first proper full-length album by Yalls, is a cohesive amalgamation of the sound Casey has been exploring. It combines elements of mid-60’s funk, modern experimental beatmaking, and pop music - firmly placing the listener in a unique space somewhere between defunct dance halls and outer space.
"The first whiff of that LP, called United, is “Warlords,” which wisely keeps Casey’s vocals in the mix, alongside a gloopy, almost Euglossine-like digital funk beat. Love the album art—he’s sharpening his shit.” - The Fader
"We’ve seen Berkeley producer Dan Casey, aka Yalls, release impressive music of his own and make exciting tweaks to other people’s work. He’s preparing his first full-length LP for release on Gold Robot next month, and today he presents a highly approachable entry point." - Stereogum
"Dan Casey who sometimes makes music by the name of Yalls often paints a picture that reminds me of being stuck in my youth. A time when I’m hoping for the beginning of summer and nothing else. When the walls between city and countryside collapse.” - Yours Truly