SONG OF THE DAY: Yolanda Be Cool – Cause I Like It
You never really know what to expect from those crazy Aussies in Yolanda Be Cool. Best known for “We No Speak Americano,” they’ve released a string of creative singles, with the most recent being the metallic reggae/downtempo chill hybrid cover of “All That She Wants.” For “Cause I Like It,” they catch inspiration from Le Youth, taking a vocal sample and distorting and mutating it until it is completely unrecognizable and laying it over a retro ’90s house beat. On first listen, I kept thinking the vocal sample was from Jinny “Keep Warm” until I remembered that “that” sample was actually from Voices in the Dark “Keep It Warm.” The tempo and mood changes in “Cause I Like It” are just as random and fun as you would expect from a Yolanda Be Cool jam, with something different happening every thirty seconds. If their DJ Sets are half as fun as their tracks, they must give Steve Aoki a run for best cartoon characters on stage.
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