Bottin feat. Lavinia Claws – Y–A–M–L [RGR1203]
Bottin feat. Lavinia Claws
One half of live tribal house duo Deardrums, also available on 2MR ‘YAML’ has a long history… nearly 10 years of it in fact! Bottin produced most of the instrumental almost a decade ago when he had a bedroom studio and his girlfriend at the time came up with the ‘You are my love’ (hence the title ‘YAML’) hook and the first notes of the melody. It’s a song about a somewhat destructive yet playful relationship: the girl is willingly submissive and mixes reality with her dreams – she portraits her lover as dominant while she’s in fact leading the game. Finally Bottin enlisted his friend Lavinia Claws who helped out with the final lyrics and recorded the vocals in Berlin. Lavinia will also be starring in the forthcoming music video of the song. The flipside of the record ‘Roulez Jeunesse’ is Bottin’s soundtrack to an imaginary amusement park. We don’t know the exact origin of the French saying Roulez Jeunesse but the person in charge to set you up and start the ride would yell ‘Roulez jeunesse!’ when everyone was locked in. The expression is now commonly used to mean that you’re all set to go, which seems fitting given the propulsive space disco vibe of the track.