Yolanda Be Cool: we always agree and really trust each others opinion

Today we are pleased to welcome another guest, Yolanda Be Cool!

Since their breakout hit 'We No Speak Americano' , the Australian duo have doubled down on their craft, forging an impressive list of performances at nightclubs and festivals all over the world and on labels such Sola , SOLOTOKO and their very own Club Sweat . For their latest offering, 'Baseline Happiness' , the duo craft a groove fuelled trip made for big moments on Lee Foss' Repopulate Mars.
We invited the duo for a chat to find out more. Enjoy!
— You recently made a return to Repopulate Mars to release your new single 'Baseline Happiness', what was the inspiration behind the track?
— I (Matt) lived in Rio for a year (a while ago now) and have the best memories from that time so I was looking for samples that brought back some of those vibes. As for the name, that's a little play on words as on the one hand, the track has a super fun baseline which makes us happy but on another level, it's talking about happiness that comes from within... i.e. from your baseline. The kind of happiness that never goes away, irrespective of what's going on outside. And we love that kind of happiness.
— How is working with Lee? We're big fans of his label's here!
— Yeah, Lee is a proper legend. We've looked up to him for many years so it's really cool to be doing stuff with him. He's for sure a very hard worker - as we often get emails from him at 5am so no doubting his commitment. We saw him post the other day that he owns 3 of the top 5 labels in tech house at the moment....so you've gotta hand it to him!
And which other labels might we see you on in the near future?
— Well, our next release is going to be on a new label we have just launched with our buddy Paluma called, Sweatrz, which is more focused on the raw side of house music. Our first release on the label is called Hip Trumpets and it's a really cool twist on our sound we're probably most known for, so we are definitely excited about that. Obviously, we have stuff coming up for summer time on our other labels Club Sweat and Sweat It Out and then a few things in the works, but it might be a little too soon to bring up.... we will be sure to let you know, once we can announce.
— How does producing as a duo work? Are you mostly in the studio together, or do you have a remote set up?
— We have always spent more time alone than together when it comes to studio. We're both very much trial and error kind of producers so we like to leave each other alone and then we have something to show....we're straight on the phone to go over what the other has done and at that point, we either swap files or swap notes, or both. And sometimes it's a quick no, not that idea. We always agree and really trust each others opinion so if one of us doesn't like something, the other one never pushes it.
— Is there a specific moment or achievement when you felt electronic music would become a full-time career?
Andy: well there was a time when I was actually working full time in an advertising agency in Sydney and also Djaying full time. I would go to work with my record bags full of vinyl, then leave work in the early afternoon, fly to Melbourne with Matty and DJ all night then fly back Sydney and go straight to work the next day. It was around this time my boss took me aside and said, " Hey look I see what is going on" I think its time to make a decision hahahah. So i guess it was this moment that i literally quit my day job. And about 3 months later we wrote WNSA and the rest is history.

Matt: well, we were doing ok and had just booked our first European tour before our track 'We No Speak Americano' took off but when it did, it definitely changed the size of the clubs we were playing at. I remember being in Turkey and I was still trying to be a part time lawyer and I had one client who wanted advice and at that same moment I was reading the pillow menu at this crazy 7 star hotel. That was when I decided that i'd prefer to focus solely on the music.
— You've had some awesome gigs lately, what's been your favourite moment of your career so far?
— Playing at Burning Man with our buddy Thomas Jack as the sun came up and we were on a massive boat cruising around the Playa. That was very special. Seeing our name on a billboard for the first time in Ibiza next to Armand Van Helden was also pretty special.
— Outside of music, what do you like to do to relax?
Matt: I love to surf, meditate, yoga, hang with my dog and girlfriend.

Andy: I love to surf and skate with my kids. I also love running with my dog and hanging with my family as much as possible when not on tour.
— Thank you for taking the time to chat to us today and congrats on your new release. Finally, do you have any other projects coming up soon that you'd like to share with us?
— We're most excited about the launch of our new label Sweatrz! We have our first 5 releases already planned out and they are all absolute heaters. Stay tuned!