Josh Young, better known in the electronic music spectrum as YehMe2, has opened up on the reasoning behind his departure from Flosstradamus.
The producer opened up in an interview with Run The Trap, going into detail as to why he made the decision to leave the popular group late last year.
He said “It was extremely difficult… After putting so much time and energy into the project it was a tough choice to make, but I felt it was time to let go.”
“There are some factors I’m willing to discuss publicly and some that I’m not. Mainly in addition to wanting to spend more time with my family, I wanted to take creative control of my career, music and artistic vision.”
Young – who has released over 60 originals and remixes in a string of mixtapes as YehMe2 this year – said that there were issues in the music making process between him and Floasstradamus’ Curt Cameruci.
“When it came to music we didn’t collaborate. Songs were usually produced by one of us. Curt usually produced the originals, and I usually handled remixes and collabs. I don’t miss sharing [that] creative responsibility.”
Another large factor was the way in which he was considered just the “hypeman” in the duo.
“In the last year I’ve dropped 2 mixtapes, 60+ tracks and remixes and yet I still get people saying ‘all you do is yell on the mic.’ But as frustrating as that is, it’s a slight annoyance in the big scheme of things. Overall I’m just stoked on the shit I’m making.”
Thankfully, it seems as thought the real fans know, with YehMe2 recently wrapping up a stacked Aus tour. Hopefully he and Curt are still cool!