09.03 – ‘PLAY IT COOL’ w/ YOLANDA BE COOL + DENA AMY + COLOUR VISION
After surprise guest DJ sets from Classixx + SG Lewis at Yolanda Be Cool’s PLAY IT COOL poolside residency at The Highlight Room, the rooftop party returns for Labor Day Weekend with Dena Amy + PARADISE ULTD. resident Colour Vision.
In a world of inflated egos and outrageous demands, Yolanda Be Cool, aka Bondi boys Andy and Matt, have kept their feet on the ground and let their music do the talking.
The unavoidable worldwide number one breakthrough track, “We No Speak Americano” sold over 5 million copies and amassed over 200 million youtube views. Their critically acclaimed album “Ladies and Mentalmen” released on DIM MAK in 2013 featured indigenous Australian icon Gurrumul, house royalty Crystal Waters and Barbara Tucker, soul legend Betty Wright and US up n coming rap star Nola Darling. They even co-own/A&R for the seminal Australian record label Sweat It Out, home to artists such as RÜFÜS, What So Not, Motez and many more.
In spite of the success, the boys just want to continue making people dance. The start of 2015 saw them get back in the studio with Americano collaborator DCUP and lead to the release of their platinum selling single “Sugar Man”. They swiftly followed this up with what looks to be one of the tunes of the summer, ”Soul Makossa (Money)” which spent 5 weeks in Beatport’s top 10, getting as high as no 2 and has just begun crossing over onto daytime radio…
They make sample heavy party music that’s fun for the clubs but equally at home on the radio. They cross-over, but they don’t sell out. And while they are down with playing in front of 90,000 people in Morocco as a guest of the king, they are equally at home in a small basement. Underground cool. Pop sensibility. It’s a rare combination that the guys have mastered and is why they constantly surprise with their eclectic, housed up DJ sets worldwide.
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Dena started 2016 by taking the stage at Coachella before returning home to tour nationally with Rufus on their sold out album tour. Dena features on their sophomore album ‘Bloom’ with the collaboration Hypnotised. Dena has since released her debut single ‘Wait For You’ through Sydney indie label Sweat It Out which was toured extensively through North America and Australia. More recently Dena has teamed up with South African producer Kyle Watson on their track ‘Weaker’ that was released in February through Club Sweat.’
F O L L O W D E N A A M Y
Beni is an Australian musician, DJ, producer, and remix engineer. He is a part of the Riot In Belgium duo with Joel Dickson. Beni has released music through the French Kitsuné and the Australian Modular Recordings.
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COLOUR VISION is a DJ and producer hailing from sunny San Diego. Years of sweaty dancefloor experience led him towards a distinct tropical house and disco sound that he radiates throughout California and beyond the solar system.