„Spinning My Mind“ is the third single from ‘Point’ after „Out of Sight“ und „Waba Duba“. Video and single will be out on Aug. 28, 2020, together with the album.
“From Meier and Blank’s glimmering newie ‘Point’, luxurious synth-tryst intrigue in Europa. Feel the quality!” wrote UK music mag MOJO.
A song about pining, flirting, dancing - and losing, all in the space of three minutes. It’s smart, it’s clever, it’s funny, and it’s a killer dancefloor tune. Typical Yello, in other words. The list of ingredients that have gone into the making of the duo’s latest single are an irresistibly bouncy beat, a cheeky “ciao bella” from Boris Blank’s very own sweetheart, a fizzing cocktail of percussive bubbles, and, of course, Dieter Meier’s laconic pronouncements on subjects as diverse as love, life, left and right.
On a practical level, one of the main building blocks of “Out of Sight” is a sound module by the name of “Blank Paty Care”, to be found on an iPhone app called Yellofier. This charming little tool was developed a few years ago by Boris Blank, together with Jonatan Liljedahl and Håkan Lidbo. Boris and his friends are working on an update as we type. Music making as easy as dialling a number on the mobile - any child can do it. Which in the world of Boris and Dieter, eternal children as they are, will be seen as high praise indeed.
„Out of Sight“ is the second single after „Waba Duba“ from the new Yello album, „Point“, released on August 28, 2020.
WABA DUBA is the first single from the new Yello album POINT, to be released on August 28, 2020
First Single + Video “WABA DUBA” and Pre-Order Start on June 19
A YELLO album is like a magical mystery tour. We may know where the journey starts but we have no idea where it will end. Their latest, “POINT”, is no different.
Dieter Meier and Boris Blank could have sprung from the drawing board of Tin Tin-inventor Hergé. One, madcap sound professor Blank, dreams up a ceaseless stream of music which plunges the other, globetrotting gentleman adventurer Meier, into a frenzy of Dadaist story-telling. One, Blank, is happiest alone in the studio with his music. The other, Meier, is a citizen of the world who rarely stands still long enough to say hello to his shadow. Meier and Blank have made music together for forty years. In all this time they have not grown a day older or – heaven forbid! – a jot more sensible.
„POINT“ was created in exactly the same way as the previous thirteen YELLO albums and hits like “Oh Yeah”, “The Race“ or “The Rhythm Divine“. „I like to compare our music with paintings“, says Blank. “I constantly paint new sound worlds in the studio.” Drawing from a library of countless beats, melody fragments and instrumental parts, Blank arranges and rearranges these in ever subtler combinations. “Once I have collected sixty or seventy new tracks, I ask myself: which of these should we send to the exhibition? Which of these would go nicely together on an album?”
“When Boris is immersed in his music, he is like a kid in the sandpit,” reports Meier affectionately. “I’ve developed a dozen tricks to enter the studio without making him jump out of his skin.” Once a selection of tracks is made, Meier settles down with his ancient Hermes “Baby” typewriter and begins to rattle out an associative flow of words. “The typewriter is an erotic tool”, he says. “It is the act of typing that pulls me into the life of the song.”
Their last album, “Toy”, sounded unusually “cosmic”. Now, YELLO have returned to earth. The joyous swing and nonsensical wit of “Waba Duba” sets the tone and, like “Peter Strong”, carries an echo of the early days of “You Gotta Say Yes to Another Excess”. “Arthur Spark“ performs the typically Yello-esque circus trick of blending absurd words with irresistible dance beats and a feeling of wistful longing. “Big Boy’s Blues“ is a mutant blues with Meier in Leonard Cohen-mood. “Hot Pan“ evokes, and subverts, old Spaghetti Western memories. “Rush for Joe“ serves up a glorious trombone solo. Finally, there is the eerily beautiful “Siren Singing” which, according to Chinese guest singer Fifi Rong, is about “unconditional love to ease the suffering of mankind”. YELLO ideas, like sparks, fly off in all directions. And yet, they are all unmistakably part of the same painting.
“POINT” will be released on August 28 and can be pre-ordered on June 19.Single and Video “WABA DUBA” will be released on June 19.
Single + Video „Waba Duba“ out on June 19, 2020. Check out the teaser!
“Make Some Room: Electronic Relief in Switzerland” is a response to Covid-19 laying waste around the world. For this compilation 131 acts – more than 150 artists – have provided music. 100% of the revenue will go to the artists.
YELLO is participating with FRAUTONIUM LOMBOK (Remix by Ian Tregoning).
This 90 minute radio show in honour of YELLO’s 40th anniversary is directed by Yves Blanc and also includes 2 unreleased YELLO tracks.
La Planète Bleue is famous for playing innovative music from every corner of the globe.
For a short time, the concert film can be viewed here
YELLO’s Live in Berlin will be shown early morning on New Year’s Day on
“Pop around the clock 2018”
3sat (Germany), January 1, 2019 4:10 pm Central Europe Time.
Video “Tied Up” from the album FLAG (1988)
Directed by Dieter Meier
Cast: Boris Blank, Dieter Meier, Johnny Melville and Eleonore Meier
Director of photography: Wolfgang Scherz
Special effects and animation: Dieter Meier, Ines Boesch
DOP and Editor: Wolfgang Scherz
DESIRE (EXTENDED) Long version of the 1985 hit single DESIRE from the album “Stella”. Video shot 1985 in Havana, Cuba
This video to the 1986 12-inch version was shot in 1986.
The concert film “YELLO LIVE IN BERLIN” will be released on DVD, Blu-ray, eVideo and (audio-only) 2CD and eAudio on November 3rd 2017 by Universal Music. Full length concert with 20 live tracks, recorded at Kraftwerk Berlin, October 2016.
YELLO has been invited to the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival.
They will present their show on Wednesday July 12, 2017 at the Montreux Jazz Lab at 20:00 h.
Ticket are available from March 31 on.
NEW 2×12″ on vinyl next month. The opening track from the award-winning ‘TOY’ album has been extensively remixed by Andrew Weatherall. FRAUTONIUM is Andrew’s favourite track from ‘TOY’ and he’s produced four very different mixes covering electro, house, minimal and cosmic disco. There’s also a wide-screen ambient version from Ian Tregoning. Available as a limited edition double 12″ in the UK via Blank Media. This won’t be available digitally. Release date June 16th.
YELLO will play in Berlin on August 31 2017 at IFA Sommergarten, Messe Berlin.
Tickets are available with Eventim here.
Having felt the energy of playing four sold-out shows in front of enthusiastic audiences in Berlin, electro pioneers Dieter Meier and Boris Blank have decided to go on tour with YELLO in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2017.
Supported by a brilliant cast of live musicians and background singers, YELLO will present their spectacular new show in 2017, featuring songs from their 13th studio album TOY as well as a selection of their signature songs from a recording career that spans over four decades.
A visualization of the YELLO track Blue Biscuit by Dirk Koy who has contributed visuals to YELLO’s Berlin shows
Dieter and Boris present YELLOSPHERE – an evening of with music video and an interview. Joined by Carl Craig, Jaki Liebezeit, Optimo and much more.
Nov 24th 2016 at Ministry of Sound in London.
After their 4 Berlin shows, YELLO announces that they are looking forward to play more live concerts in 2017. “We are ready to do it as we have experienced the magic of being on stage,” says Dieter.
Check out the new fan articles at our YELLO TOY STORE
Swiss Post is launching a special edition stamp in honor of YELLO, available from November 17, 2016
Watch the teaser, created by Dirk Koy and YELLO.
Watch the official video LIMBO, the first track released from TOY
Available as CD, Download, Vinly and CD Limited Deluxe Edition
TOY, to be released on September 30 2016, can be pre-ordered now,
in Switzerland here
Booking contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Press enquiries: email@example.com
Check out the footage from Yello receiving the Pioneer Legends Award from Pete Tong at IMS Intenational Music Summit on May 27 in Ibiza.
We just received the information that all 4 shows at Kraftwerk Berlin are sold out.
We are excited, looking forward to seeing you in Berlin!
Boris Blank & Dieter Meier
Within just 24 hours, both YELLO shows at Kraftwerk Berlin have completely sold out. Thank you for such an overwhelming response! YELLO have recorded a little video message to express their deep affection. Two more YELLO “Live in Berlin” shows have been added on October 29 an 30. Both are general admission. Get you ticket here.
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TOY to be released on September 30 2016, is the 13th studio album by YELLO and is a return to form for the Godfathers of Electro-Pop. With 14 new songs, YELLO take up the sound of the legendary albums with which they revolutionized electronic music in the early eighties – with Dadaist collages, Latin American rhythms and the brilliant sampling techniques of Boris Blank.
A surprising twist in the tale of electro-pop pioneers Boris Blank and Dieter Meier! 38 years after founding the band in Zurich, on the 26th and 28th of October 2016, at Kraftwerk Berlin, YELLO will perform their music and especially their world hits – from “The Race” to “Oh Yeah” to “Bostich” – for the first time ever live on stage (TRAILER). Expectations could not be any higher for the Godfathers of Electro-Pop and cross-generational pioneers of the musical world-language of our time: for their “Live in Berlin” shows, Dieter Meier and Boris Blank have announced an audiovisual tour de force through more than 20 songs from an oeuvre that is rich with highlights. Above all, YELLO’s legendary sound wizard Boris Blank has accepted the challenge to create a balance between sophisticated live action and a sonically perfect musical mis-en-scène for the live performance. In addition to the original duo of Dieter Meier and Boris Blank, the guest singers Malia and Fifi Rong as well as instrumentalists from YELLO’s new album TOY will also play an important onstage role. Tickets for both shows are AVAILABLE NOW for advance purchase.http://www.eventim.de/yello
Keynote Interview YELLO
Boris and Dieter will be interviewed by Craig McLean
May 27 13 pm Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza
The Godfather of Electronic Music, Jean-Michel Jarre, has asked fifteen iconic artist to contribute to his Electronia 2 album The Heart of Noise: Rone, Pet Shop Boys, Primal Scream, E.S., Julia Holter, Gary Numan, Jeff Mills, Peaches, Siriusmo, The Orb, Sebastien Tellier, Hans Zimmer, Cyndi Lauper, Christophe and YELLO who contributed a track called “Why this, why that & why”.
Release date is May 6, 2016.
The original ELECTRIFIED box-set printed in black. Only 75 copies are pressed. Also includes THE TIME TUNNEL 12”, ELECTRIFIED CARL CRAIG PROMO 12”, the ACETATE LYRIC SHEET and the HIGH-DEFINITION 24bit/96Khz DOWNLOAD.
Printed throughout in deep-black, each box-set is labelled and signed by the Boris Blank. Due to the low print-run, the manufacturing costs are significant. Released Sept 25th, price GBP 255 plus shipping.
The ELECTRIFIED 60-track box-set has now sold-out!! Still available are the 40-track 2-CD and 2-CD/DVD sets released by Universal Music.
This brand new version of the Yellofier app has 6 new preset banks, 6 specially composed new tracks from Boris and one from Hakan Lidbo, plus all the features of the regular Yellofier app.
Get this app in December for only USD 1.99, iOS version on App Store only. Price from January 2015 on USD 2.99.
For those who did not want the collector’s box-set with vinyls and cassette, Boris has selected 40 tracks for a 2-CD version of ELECTRIFIED that will be available from Universal Music on November 28.
Also available is a Limited Deluxe version with the same 40 tracks on 2 CDs, a DVD with all 12 videos and a 48 pages booklet, including a text by Andy Gill.
Link to iTunes
SHOREDITCH HOUSE ROOF GARDEN
LONDON Oct 8th 7-10pm
Boris will be interviewed by DJ Cosmo followed by an audiophile listening session of ELECTRIFIED.
Tickets from Classic Album Sundays
The ELECTRIFIED box-set will be released on Sept 25th 2014 by mail-order only.
It‘s now 60-tracks : 3LP-3CD-1DVD-1MC and 36 page booklet.
You can order via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org
For UK/CH/EUROPE it’s GBP95, USA GBP105, ROW GBP115
includes free courier service.
OUT OF CHAOS will be playing at the Jazz Cafe in London on Tuesday, Sept 16.
Solo album available on the label Staatsakt as CD and Vinyl LP.
The 12 new songs are produced by Nackt, Ben Lauber and T.Raumschmiere and recorded in Berlin. Check out album and tour dates.
YELLO to receive ECHO lifetime achievement award.
The German Phono Academy honors the Swiss duo as one of the world’s most influential formations of electronic pop music. Their unique combination of music and video has a lasting influence on the genre.
As pioneers of sampling technique and creators of unusual rhythmic structures, they inspired artists of different genres from hip-hop and funk to electro-pop and techno.
The two band members Dieter Meier and Boris Blank will personally receive the ECHO award on March 27 at the award show at the Messe Berlin.
Germany’s first TV program ARD will broadcast the ceremony with hostess Helene Fischer on March 27 live from 20:15 clock onwards.
“Since four decades, YELLO belong to the great innovators of pop,” says Prof. Dieter Gorny, Chairman of the Federal Association of Music Industry. “As bold pioneers of multimedia concepts, Dieter Meier and Boris Blank have merged electronic music and Dada influenced video art in an almost kaleidoscopic manner and have stylized themselves, if nothing else, as mysterious art figures.
In YELLO’s concept, the unconditional love of experimentation of the avant-garde meets the downright Dionysian drive of electronic dance music and thereby creates a lasting innovative and highly individual pop-cultural context.
Lots of humor, an impressive amount of self-irony and the masterfully expressed lightness of pop in each track lend Yello, with all the subtleness and technical perfection, the character of an entertaining Gesamtkunstwerk which makes, above all, a lot of fun .”
Download the special free YELLOFIER VW app
for iOS and ANDROID users
Create your own track using the vocals:
MOVE, DANCE, ELECTRIFIED!
Submit your track to the contest by Feb 28 2014
Collect votes for your track
You can win a Volkswagen e-up!
+ plus trips to the Electronic Beats Festivals 2014 and E-Mobility Week Berlin
Presented by Volkswagen & Electronic Beats – Telekom’s international music program
The long wait is over! The most powerful version of the YELLOFIER app is now available on Google play.
The new 1.3 version is now available on iTunes App Stores and features
• Two additional sound banks by Boris Blank!
• Updated Audiobus SDK
• Updated SoundCloud SDK
The White Box Art Center in New York City will show a selection of YELLO videos from Nov 3 till Nov 21.
Dieter Meier will attend a conversation with Anthony Haden-Guest on Nov. 21 at 6pm, hosted by curator Tony Guerrero.
To celebrate Yellofier Version 1.2, you can pick up the app for the bargain price of EUR 1.79 or USD 1.99 between September 24th – October 8th. Check out all our related tech coverage at Electronic Beats here.
Android users… hold tight, the version for your devices should be available by the end of the year
After overwhelming reviews and 120.000 downloads, the app has been further improved. Yellofier users and fans have provided valuable feedback and the most asked for features are now implemented in the Yellofier version 1.2, available now on iTunes App Stores worldwide.
The original box-set printed in black. Only 75 copies are pressed. Also includes THE TIME TUNNEL 12”, ELECTRIFIED CARL CRAIG PROMO 12”, the ACETATE LYRIC SHEET and the HIGH-DEFINITION 24bit/96Khz DOWNLOAD.
Printed throughout in deep-black, each box-set is labelled and signed by the Boris Blank. Due to the low print-run, the manufacturing costs are significant. Released Sept 25th, price £255 plus shipping.
Available on May 1 2013
New features include:
• Audiobus support
Introducing Audiobus support: Now you can stream and receive live audio directly to and from other Audiobus-compatible apps!
• Background audio
• Preview sounds in pattern editor when tapped
• Improve drag detection in arrange view
• Various minor fixes and improvements
Boris Blank and Electronic Beats by Telekom launch brand new Yellofier App.
Record your voice, a musical instrument or everyday noises. Within seconds the app magically turns them into groovy music. Create unique music with your own sounds and with the sounds of Yello. Edit sounds and effects by moving and spinning cubes. Share your tracks in social medias.
Yellofier also includes sounds and tracks by some of the greatest musicians within electronic music: Carl Craig, Henrik Schwarz, Trentemoller, Booka Shade, Orbital, Steve Bug, Thomas Fehlmann and more.
Anything can be yellofied!
Learn more about Yellofier and join the Track Contest in April at yellofier.com
Available for iPhone/iPad on iTunes App Store
Free for one month!
Produced by Boris Blank, concept director Håkan Lidbo, developer Jonatan Liljedahl and designer Håkan Ullberg
Jan 28 2013. YELLO congratulated Carrera, the world famous slot car company, on its 50th birthday with a new version of THE RACE.
This new CARRERA MIX will soon be available. A specially designed limited edition YELLO Shelby Cobra 289 slot car will be in stores later this year.
"Count on me I'm gonna win The Race!"