Yolanda Be Cool
We No Speak Americano
In a world of inflated egos and outrageous demands, Yolanda Be Cool, aka Bondi boys Andy and Matt, have kept their feet on the ground and let their music do the talking. They make sample heavy party music that’s fun for the clubs but equally at home on the radio. They cross-over, but they don’t sell out. And while they are down with playing in front of 90,000 people in Morocco as a guest of the king, they are equally at home in a small basement. Underground cool. Pop sensibility. It’s a rare combination that the guys have mastered and is why they constantly surprise with their eclectic, housed up DJ sets worldwide.
We could talk about the unavoidable worldwide number one breakthrough track, “We No Speak Americano” which sold over 5 million copies and amassed over 200 million youtube views. Or their critically acclaimed album “Ladies and Mentalmen” which featured indigenous Australian icon Gurrumul, house royalty Crystal Waters and Barbara Tucker, soul legend Betty Wright and US up & coming rap star Nola Darling. Or the fact that their last 3 singles, Soul Makossa, From Me To You and Sugar Man all hit the Beatport top 10 with Sugar Man going platinum in Australia. We could even mention the fact that they co-own/A&R for the seminal Australian record label Sweat It Out!, home to artists such as RÜFÜS, What So Not, Winston Surfshirt, Motez and many more. But then that would start to look like ego chatter. And the boys aren't down with that.
In spite of their success, the boys just want to make people dance. After a hugely successful summer hosting Play It Cool, their very own pool party at LA's hottest spot -The Highlight Room - not to mention a lot of sample digging, the boys are gearing up to release the fruits of these searches in the months to come. As the boys would say, the sun is always shining somewhere.