“Yeti” is an awesome track by “(Diff)icolt” featuring Danny Grams” and that has a very raw and real sound to it throughout the recording. The backing track has a pretty effective sound pattern, an appealing roll of the kick drum, and a beautiful yet simple bit of rap running consistently throughout the music. Over the top of this is a very personal and emotional rap-style performance. It’s reflective rap, essentially, but presented very calmly – it could, in theory, be a very strong performance; with just as much feeling. There’s a lot of creativity present, without the need for masses of effects and additional sounds – and that’s a wonderful thing.
The featured vocal on the chorus has an impressive strength and style to it that is perfectly in keeping with the sort of mood and melody expressed throughout. You get that hook in your mind straight away, it stays with you, the strong yet bouncy vibe of the music behind the vocals helps hold it there, and overall there is a cool and relaxed ambiance to the whole thing. It works really well as a single. Simple and effective, with an optimistic and generally positive vibe – always something we need more of in the world.
The type of rap that (Diff)icolt and Danny Grams offers up has a lot to it that is fairly fresh sounding. He’s not simply mimicking other artists and is not particularly reminiscent of anyone else at all – which is great; that voice is his, everything from the tone, the mellow yet deep performance style, and even the slight hint of an accent, you know who you’re listening to. The flow of the rap performance is really easy to listen to, it adds to the summertime vibe created by the music and the melody, and so the whole thing is very complete sounding – every element is united, working in the same direction, setting the same scene.
It’s noticeable that there’s no break in the track at any point, no hook, no significant instrumental moment – the vocal just moves out and around, again and again, giving the feeling of it being almost like a dramatic monologue. It’s unique, definitely, and there is always room to experiment and play around with the musical possibilities in the future.
On top of it all, the rap vocal has this thoroughly chilled out sound to it, a mood which passes on to you as you listen; it’s effective, it’s music doing what it should, flowing freely to make you feel good when you listen. Rather than shouting or screaming to get your attention, this leading vocal speaks with a calm sort of confidence – a certainty that is easy to listen to and take on-board. It makes it all very believable, and therefore pretty easy to trust and relax to.