Playlist of the Week: Yolanda Be Cool
Playlist of the Week: Yolanda Be CoolSeptember 7, 2023
Hi there! We’re Matt and Andy from Yolanda Be Cool. We’re Aussies living between Sydney (Andy) and LA (Matt). We spend our time working on tunes, touring and A&R’ing for the labels Sweat It Out, Club Sweat, and our new label SWEATRZ. We love songs that have what we call “shtick”.. something that makes them stand out and this playlist is a showcase of some of the tunes we’ve been loving and playing recently with exactly that.
Yolanda Be Cool – Hip Trumpets (feat KVISION) [Sweatrz Records]
We’ve been having a lot of fun with our new SWEATRZ label that we started with our great buddy Paluma; putting out records by artists such as Duarte, Caleb Jackson, and Cvmpanile, and after road testing “Hip Trumpets” all summer, we’re stoked to finally get our first release on the label.
Yolanda Be Cool – Segunda [Black Book Records]
This came out last month on Black Book. We’ve always been massive fans of Chris Lake and his label, and we were stoked to get the thumbs up from him on this one, which features JonJon from the legendary baile funk group FURACAO 2000.
Mele, Lazarusman – Jozi to the D [Club Bad]
Mele’s been one of our favourite producers and also a massive inspiration for a long time. He hadn’t put out music for a minute, so we were super excited to see this one in our inbox, and thankfully, it’s even better than we hoped.
Daniel Steinberg – Flotante [Club Sweat]
Daniel Steinberg is probably our most-played producer ever. We probably play at least one of his records in every set so when he hit us up with this to put out on CLUB SWEAT, we said a big fat yes. Always chunky, always funky.
Caleb Jackson – Jam Hot [Sweatrz Records]
Caleb Jackson is DEFINITELY one to watch. Apart from being THE sweetest dude ever, he also makes really fun, jacked-up, quirky, turbo-charged house music that has more energy than a double vodka Red Bull.
Boogie – Jet Black [ Solid Grooves Raw]
We love everything about this song. Out on Solid Grooves Raw, it’s sleazy and oh so steezy but yet so dance floor certified. Big love for Bibi. While we are on the topic of Solid Grooves, our thoughts and prayers are with Bibi.
Ango Tamarin – Freaks Pon Di Floor [Nothing Else Matters]
This is sick. It’s been a staple in our sets for a long time, and it never ceases to take the dancefloor to another level. ANGO is a master at making party-flavoured tech house but with techno energy, and we’re down with that.
Sally C – Hit It [Big Saldo’s Chunkers]
We’ve never met Sally C or even heard her DJ, but you can tell from her music that she’d be an absolute legend and sik behind the decks. Her productions have that dancefloor sensibility that you just know were made by a DJ who’s been rocking floors for years.
Paluma, Tyson O’Brien – Man Eater [Sweatrz Records]
Our boys Paluma and Tyson O’Brien smashed this one. It has that daytime energy and, well, a sample that you can’t not smile to…. It works anytime, anywhere.
Andruss – Frikitona [Drop Low Records]
We came across Andruss when he released on Hot Creations last year and we have been smashing his tunes ever since. He also has great taste in samples, with this one using the same sample as our first-ever tune we put out as Yolanda Be Cool. A well-needed update that we’ll be smashing for a long time.