With one record YOLANDA BE COOL have gone straight to the top of the music industry A list.
Their second single – ‘We No Speak Americano’ (co-produced with DCUP) sold over 5 million copies and hit number 1 in 18 countries; infiltrating radio waves, TV shows, and pretty much every dance floor in the world over the summer. You’d need to be a Tarantino assassinated corpse to have not felt its impact in some form.
Also known as Johnson Peterson and Slyvester Martinez, Yolanda Be Cool have demonstrated that with the panache and production skills to back it up it’s possible to cultivate an international smash hit without the need for a major label vehicle, instead releasing on homegrown Australian indie ‘Sweat It Out’.
With over ten years DJing under their belts their musical influences extend far beyond their Native Sydney, from old school hip hop, to Chicago house to techno to pretty much everything in between. Bondi beach locals at heart, when out of the studio or not playing at the biggest clubs in the world you’ll find them at the beach catching waves.
The distinctly tropical flavour to their productions and fiercely educational attitude to sampling (in the case of ‘We No Speak Americano’ crate digging as far back as 1950’s Italia) combined with their big room pull to pack out festival stages and mammoth venues, as a dance act, nods more to creative sampling heavyweights like Switch than any of their more current peers.
Over the last few years the band have embarked on extensive tours of North and South America, Australia, Asia and of course Europe. This included heavy publicized and extremely well received dates for MTV in Ibiza as well as Music Hall in Brazil and Avalon in Los Angeles. Alongside strong dates in Europe this summer, Slyvester and Johnson have been hard at work in the studio, putting the finishing touches to their highly anticipated debut studio album. Calling on inspiration from their summer spent at the home of dance music- Ibiza.
Catch these road hardened party warriors when they play an exclusive WA show at the Newport Hotel on Friday 1st March.
YOLANADA BE COOL
Friday 1st March – Newport Hotel, Fremantle