One of the most famous and most successful Swiss music exports, the band plays innovative one of a kind electronic music that was and still is a great inspiration to many musicians. The band was founded in the late 70s when Carlos Perón and Boris Blank met while recording motor sounds. They decided to experiment with their recordings and different machines. In 1978, they met Dieter Meier, who later became their vocalist, and they released their first single a year later. They then decided to present their music to US record companies and travelled to America where they promptly landed a record deal. Their single “Bostich” also became popular in dance clubs.
Their style is characterized by being rhythm heavy and by Meier’s deep vocals. Yello was one of the major forces behind the establishment of sampling used in music and Blank, the composer of Yello’s music has an ever-growing collection of over 100′000 named and categorized sounds.
While they never really had major success in the mainstream music market, Yello’s music was and is still used in movies and series such as the Simpson or Miami Vice.
Yello has released 13 studio albums as well as multiple remix and compilation albums. Their last release, the 2016 album “Toy” has reached first place in the Swiss charts.