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Music / Yello

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Yello, mid 1980s (l-r: Boris Blank, Dieter Meier)

Yello is a Swiss Electronic Music duo comprised of Dieter Meier and Boris Blank. They are best known for their 1985 single "Oh Yeah", which has appeared in such films as Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Secret of My Success, and K-9 and as the theme song for Duffman on The Simpsons.

The duo's sound is mainly characterised by unusual music samples, a heavy reliance on rhythm and Dieter Meier's Badass Baritone.

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This band provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Alliterative Name: Boris Blank.
  • Obsession Song: "Oh Yeah". In the words of film critic Jonathan Bernstein, the song "has become synonymous with avarice and lust. Every time a movie, TV show or commercial wants to underline the jaw-dropping impact of a hot babe or sleek auto, that synth-drum starts popping and that deep voice rumbles, 'Oh yeah…".
  • Sampling: They make heavy use of sampling in the construction of rhythm tracks, such as in their 1988 single "The Race". However, they rarely use samples from previously released music; nearly every instrument has been sampled and re-engineered by Boris Blank, who over the years has built up an original sample library of over 100,000 named and categorised sounds.


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