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Yolanda be Cool & DCUP ‘Soul Makossa (Money)

cy90_YBCDCUP_2Hot on the back of their Platinum selling single ‘Sugar Man’, Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP return with a new bomb.
Everyone knows the history. We could tell you that their breakout single ‘We No Speak Americano’ went to #1 in 15 countries around the world. Ramble on about how that song came to define a generation of good time party people, soundtracking their lives and putting it on Youtube. Tell you that the video has literally been watched hundreds of millions of times. But that was 4 years ago right? What about now?
Well… We could go on to talk about their re coming together. 4 years later in a return to form called ‘Sugar Man’. A single that went platinum here in Australia. A single that shows the genre these guys created (even we don’t know what to call it), is still done better by no one. But you’re still sitting there asking ‘what about now’.
Well here it is: ‘Soul Makossa (Money)’. In their trademark style, it’s catchy, with more energy than a case of Redbulls and more quirk than most outfits at Burning Man. It’s the result of two Bondi boys and their friend from Melbourne sitting down in the studio and having fun. There’s no gimmicks here, no fantasyful marketing tactics and definately no false promises. Just three mates that have the extraordinary talent of creating music that people love!

Still asking ‘what now’?

You’re asking the wrong questions…

Pacific Festival Recap

image005The second installment of the Pacific Festival: The Dunes in Newport Beach, Calif. Drew a beautiful crowd to the bayside resort on Saturday, making this the most exciting Pacific Festival: The Dunes to date. With music lovers dancing all day to the sounds of renowned international artists, the evening culminated with concert goers dancing into the sunset to headliner Holy Ghost!.
Sound, sun, and swimming in the cool ocean blues – guests joined together with toes in the sand and drinks in hand for a once in a lifetime seaside experience. Not your average day at the beach, this outdoor music festival allowed attendees to sip cocktails freely throughout the venue – a rare commodity amongst this breed of entertainment, where restrictive beer gardens are highly implemented.


The day was complete with three stages of live and disc jockeyed music leveling out a multi genre experience. On the main stage live performances included: Poolside, Miami Horror, De Lux, Painted Palms, Cherry Glazerr, Avid Dancer, and closing out the night – Holy Ghost!. At the opposing Rhonda Stage, curated by Los Angeles’ very own, A Club Called Rhonda, fans grooved out to Moon Boots, Bag Raiders, Plastic Plates, Sam Sparro, Yolanda Be Cool, Nancy Whang, Goddollars, and Paradise. And lastly, VIP’s enjoyed local DJ’s such as Bones, Overjoy, Cassette, Heidi, Cooper Saver, Graff, and Kedd Cook.


Picturesque beachfront views created a visual allure of seaside serenity, enticing guests as the sun set over the bay. Food trucks provided whimsical local fare all day.

Once Pacific Festival: The Dunes came to a close, the party transitioned to The Observatory where legendary producer, Gorgio Moroder brought the entire house down to tunes of late-1970’s disco to modern pop. Moroder left the dance floor moving and grooving behind the illuminated Rhonda sign on stage for Late Night Rhondavous.

A day to remember, Pacific Festival: The Dunes would not be possible without generous support from sponsors: Red Bull Sound Select, KCRW, AQUAHydrate, Hyatt Regency, and Newport Beach. Pacific Festival in turn donated $1 from every ticket sold to Surfrider Foundation, in an effort to preserve and continue their beachside experience for years to come.


Win ticket to The Pacific Festival at the Dunes in New Port Beach (8/16)

image008Pacific Festival, the premier Orange County music festival, is proud to announce the return and second installment of Pacific Festival at The Dunes, taking place on Saturday, August 16, 2014 in Newport Beach, California from 1p.m. – 9p.m.

The picturesque Newport Beach, Back Bay will serve as the backdrop for guests dancing with toes in the sand and drinks in hand to the tunes of: HOLY GHOST!, POOLSIDE, MIAMI HORROR, BAG RAIDERS (DJ), MOON BOOTS, PLASTIC PLATES W/ SAM SPARRO (DJ), PAINTED PALMS, NANCY WHANG, DE LUX, YOLANDA BE COOL, AVID DANCER, BONES, CASSETTE, CHERRY GLAZZERR, COOPER SAVER, GODDOLLARS, GRAFF, HEIDI, KEDD COOK, OVERJOY, PARADISE, and more.

360º beachfront views paired with waterfront stages, local bites (Bear Flag Fish Company, The Lime Truck, and more), sips, live art, and beach activities (lounge rafts, paddleboards, etc) complete this once in a lifetime music experience. This 18 and over event, will also allow guests 21+ to enjoy alcoholic beverages freely throughout the venue.

This year, the V.I.P. Village will host a private main stage viewing area, premium liquor and brew, special entertainment, and many more unique surprises.

Pacific Festival: The Dunes 2014 – Trailer from Pacific Festival on Vimeo.

Win a pair of tickets to the Pacific Festival, sign up below. We will be choosing the winner on August 15th at 12noon via our social media platforms. Best of luck to everyone.  

Pacific Festival is located at: 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA, 92660
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: pacificfestival.com.

After the sun goes down, the official festival after-party moves to The Observatory (3503 S Harbor Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92704) for RHONDAVOUS with GIORGIO MORODER: Disco Paradiso hosted by Pacific Festival and A Club Called Rhonda. Tickets available for purchase with Pacific Festival ticket or separately at: http://tktwb.tw/1AqvWzL.