Track of the Week: We No Speak Americano by Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP

I thought I was super hip when I first heard this track on MTV in Istanbul a month ago. I listened, thinking, “wow, what a hip little track, with its snazzy beat and provocative title. Nobody back home has ever heard this song before, I’ll be the coolest kid on the block.” Back in the states, I looked it up on YouTube, and it had over 27 million views. Ego: smashed. Double whamie came when I looked it up in iTunes and saw it was on the Jersey Shore sound track. Ego: doubleplussmashed.

Needless to say, this week’s track is We No Speak Americano by Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP. This track is equal parts latin, electronica and fun. Very synth’ed out, all the vocals are super processed as is the rhythm. While I’d classify this as a dance track, I don’t think I’d ever hear it in an American dance club. I’m waiting for some DJ to make a ripping 160bmp dance mix of this and watch it tear up the dance scene.

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