If you’ve watched films, promos, commercials, or listened to the radio in the past few years, then you’ve without a doubt heard the infamous track “We Speak No Americano.” Even if you had no idea who it was by, you can immediately recognize it’s unique beat and lyrics “We Speak No Americano.”
Hopefully, in the midst of hearing the song non-stop in the international music stream, you took time out to actually get to know the music of Yolanda Be Cool.
Yolanda Be Cool is this insanely cool production duo from Australia. In the past I blogged about “We Speak No Americano” and “Le Bump” featuring Crystal Waters, but I don’t think I’ve really expressed to you the main reasons why I love Yolanda Be Cool. So in celebration of their new bangin’ new single “Change” featuring Nola Darling and their forthcoming album, “Ladies and Mentalmen,” I figured it would be appropriate (as well as fun) to list the reasons why I love Yolanda Be Cool.
So let’s get down to business!
Alright, that’s all I really have. I could wreck my brain trying to come up with more reasons why Yolanda Be Cool rocks, but you should already know that they are just insanely dope. So if you haven’t checked out their latest single “Change,” then you should do so now!
Ever since hearing the infectious swing vibe of “We No Speak Americano,” I’ve been a huge fan of Yolanda Be Cool. The duo is made up of Australian producers Sylvester Martinez and Johnson “Durango Slim” Peterson, and they are well known for rocking the dance floors with their swing house track “We No Speak Americano.”
I grew up on swing music. I’m always watching the old classic films and I’m just amazed out the dance movements. In actuality, swing is on my list of dance classes I’d like to take (I also want to learn some Latin dance moves.) Hopefully within the next year I’ll be in the space to actually sign up, take a class, and commit to learning the movements. But until that day comes, I just keep doing the Charleston around the house and pointing my fingers in a jazzy-snazzy way.
“We Speak No Americano” is definitely one of those tracks by Yolanda Be Cool that I enjoy pretending to swing dance to, but their latest single “Le Bump” is a track that you can seriously dance to. It may not be as catchy as “We No Speak Americano,” but I love the vocals of Crystal Waters. I’m a huge Crystal Waters fan, and she lives in Washington, D.C., so I got to show some love. I’ve blogged about her music in the past, and I’m glad that she is making the effort to do some new music. I missed her presence on the scene, so it’s nice she’s working on music.
And what better way to get back in the scene than teaming up with Yolanda Be Cool for “Le Bump.” The track might not be as catchy as “We No Speak Americano,” but I still love it. It’s a great song! It has that jazzy swing house ring to it, and the video that accompanies it is very jazzy. Actually, the song has two music videos. But they decided to release yet another new music video today, and I like this one better than the first. This one actually has a lot more dancing! After watching the video I’m seriously thinking about just finding some swing lessons. But the moves in the video are crazy complicated swing techniques, but it would still be cool to learn more than what I know now.
But it would be nice to have a partner to “Le Bump” with…lol. So I might need to work on finding a sexy dance partner first.
New Music Video
The Original One
And just for the heck of it, here is “We No Speak Americano”
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