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You, You're Awesome



You, You're Awesome is the electronic audio-visual collaboration between Ohio natives Kevin Bayer and Yusef Quotah. Keeping busy in the studio since the band's inception, YYA has released three six-song EPs which have helped them polish their analog vs. digital sound involving synthesizers, modified video games and live drums, the concept for which began over late night conversations, drinks, and records. On May 23rd, 2011, YYA self-released their first long player, 'Good Point, Whoever Said That', an album with wide appeal — dance-club divas will love the beats, pop culture nerds will love picking out some of the samples (taken from old films, children's recordings and Jazz, Funk and R&B records) and references, and those with an ear for more experimental sounds will be impressed with the tinkering beneath the surface. It's an album for everyone, a solid, self-contained slice of compelling, pleasurable entertainment regardless of your tastes in music. YYA has continually wowed audiences with their high energy live shows which combine Yusef's emphatic energy and Kevin's driving focus, complete with choreographed video projections. The strength of their live performances combined with a rising fanbase, solid collection of studio releases, and an extensive list of remixes have earned them top spots on Louisville's Forecastle Festival, Cincinnati's Midpoint Music Festival, and opening slots for the French Kicks, Bishop Allen, Tobacco and Holy Fuck. A coveted slot at the 2009 CMJ Music Marathon in NYC earned them a spot on SPIN.com's 25 Must-Hear Artists. Some of their remixes include songs by Brit-based The Answering Machine, Chicago's Coltrane Motion and Radiohead's “Reckoner” that reached #1 Most Popular on the Hype Machine in its first week of release.


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