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Yolanda Be Cool is an Australian electronic dance music duo who scored an international chart-topping hit with the house smash "We No Speak Americano" in 2010. Comprised of Sylvester Martinez and Johnson Peterson, the duo hails from Sydney, Australia, and is affiliated with producer DCUP (born Duncan MacLennan). Yolanda Be Cool made their commercial recording debut with the Afro Nuts EP on the Australian independent label Sweat It Out in 2009. The following year they teamed up with DCUP on the house track "We No Speak Americano," which notably samples the 1956 song "Tu Vuò Fà l'Americano" by legendary Italian singer/songwriter Renato Carosone. Initially released on Sweat It Out and later licensed for release by numerous other labels, "We No Speak Americano" was an international smash hit in summer 2010, topping the charts in over a dozen countries, including most of Europe.
Yolanda Be Cool is an Australian band made up of Sylvester Martinez aka Andrew Stanley and Johnson "Durango Slim" Peterson. They collaborated with Australian producer DCUP (real name Duncan MacLennan) to release an international single "We No Speak Americano" on the indie Australian label Sweat It Out they founded, sampling on a 1956 Neapolitan language hit "Tu vuò fà l'americano" by Renato Carosone and written by Carosone and Nicola "Nisa" Salerno.
"We No Speak Americano" has topped the British, Spanish, German, Mexican, Argentinian, Danish, Swiss, and Ecuadorian charts so far, and reached the Top 5 in Australia, France, Italy, Spain and Norway. It was also a chart hit in Colombia, New Zealand, Mexico, Peru, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Venezuela, Honduras, Costa Rica and several other countries. The video was directed by Andy Hylton. Prior to the hit, they had collaborated with DCUP when he remixed their hit "Afro Nuts" in 2009. The name is a reference to the film Pulp Fiction, where the character Jules (played by Samuel L. Jackson) tells a female armed robber named Yolanda (played by Amanda Plummer) "Be cool!" Yolanda Be Cool received two 2010 ARIA Music Awards nominations which include, "Best Dance Release" and "Most Popular Australian Single" for "We No Speak Americano". In 2011, Yolanda Be Cool collaborated with Crystal Waters on a track called 'Le Bump'