If Sylvester Martinez and Johnson Peterson, aka Yolanda Be Cool, were in the Carpenters, they would be singing “We’ve only just begun.”
For though 2009 was a massive year for these two, what with exclusively signing their releases to Ajax’s Sweat It Out label, their bookings to his agency not to mention their original productions and remixes receiving huge support from some of the scene’s biggest players, they are far from slowing down, instead going into overdrive in the studio to ensure that the year 2010 is one that is filled with their brand of party tech.
With their first original, Afro Nuts being licensed to Fabric 49, mixed by Buraka Som Sistema, Wax On, mixed by Fake Blood, MASHED, mixed by Miami Horror and Beni as well as Neon Essential Vol 2 mixed by Grant Smillie, Don Diablo and Ruby Rose, as well as an exclusive license to Herve’s Cheap Thrills label, released in April 2010, Yolanda Be Cool has quickly become a familiar name.
In AND out of the studio, for these two cats that have more experience than their time as YBC would suggest, juxtaposition is everything. Bow ties and converse. Hip hop and techno. Animal noises and nightclubs. Pretty girls and tattoos. Unused hotel rooms. Or in their words, “party tech.”
And it is to their greatest satisfaction that their midget/mini-house/batty house/ baile tech peers, such as Solo, Renaissance Man, Round Table Knights, Mastiksoul and Radioclit, have been the ones most willing to first lay props on their tunes.