TOP FIVES: Yolanda Be Cool


Yes YOLANDA BE COOL have had a world wide number one but they also have a growing list of beatport hits, made only for the club. They are as comfortable in Morocco, as a guest of the king, performing before 90,000 people, as they are in a Berlin basement performing for 90.

For them, in music and in life, it’s the differences that make the difference, whether it be a 1950’s Italian folk song, juxtaposed with a fruity techno beat (go on, you know the one), or dinner in Monaco one day, Berghain the next, Johnson and Sylvester have had a pretty good couple of years touring the world. They have been to places they can’t pronounce, and places they never dreamt they would, they have their own boat party at WMC which is on the “not to be missed list,” but along the way, they came up with the concept for their debut album, “Ladies and Mentalmen.”

With over a decade of Djing under their belts, and musical influences that 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, tho they have spent more time living in Berlin and Ibiza these past years, when they are not in the studio or playing at the biggest clubs and festivals in the world, you’ll find them at the beach catching waves.

Who know’s what could be in store next for these mentalmen? Since we’ve got the performing for us this Friday at CANT SAY Melbourne we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to grab their ‘TOP FIVES’ in music.

Let’s do it.

Top 5 Albums 

  • Mylo – Destroy Rock n Roll
  • Nirvana – MTV Unplugged
  • Notorious BIG – Ready to Die
  • Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill
  • Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill

Top 5 Australian Artists

  • Rüfüs
  • What So Not
  • Indian Summer
  • Caseno
  • Parachute Youth

Top 5 Tracks You Have On Repeat Now

  • Reverse Skydiving – Hot Natured
  • Til The End of – Anthony Middleton
  • Hell Could Freeze – Skream Remix – Rudimental
  • You’re the one – Cashmere and Sonny Fodera
  • Night Is On My Mind – Oliver

Top 5 Gigs You’ve Been To

  • Ricardo Villalobos at Cocoon, Amnesia – 2009
  • Paradise Opening Party – DC10 2012
  • The Last Resort – WMC 2012
  • Groove Armada – Hordern – 2005
  • Moby – Hordern – 2002

Top 5 Places To Go For A Night Out In Melbourne/Australia/The World

  • Melb would have to be Revolver Saturday or Sunday morning to see our buddy Sunshine or Boogs
  • Sydney would have to be Spice Bar
  • Ibiza would have to be DC10 on Monday (early in season when not ridiculously crowded)
  • Berlin would have to be Panorama bar on Sunday morning
  • and then Berlin probably deserves 2 entries as we love it so much – Katerholzig any time of day during summer is pretty fun/crazy place to be

Top 5 Music/Entertainment Websites (apart from Purple Sneakers of course!)

Top 5 Songs To Lose Your Virginity To

  • Like A Virgin – Madonna
  • Patience – Guns n Roses
  • Tu La Vo Ameicano –  LOL
  • The Time Is Now – Moloko
  • I wanna fuck you – snoop dog feat akin

Top Places You’ve Woken Up After A Big Night Out

  • our own bed (where better to be?)
  • a really sexy girls bed (maybe that’s better than the above)
  • bali is pretty nice place to wake up to

YOLANDA BE COOL‘s latest record ‘Ladies & Mentlemen’ is available to be purchased via iTUNES