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Cola Boyy

april 28th, 2021

New single feat. MGMT available!

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Disabled disco innovator, Cola Boyy, refuses to give up on his dreams with this psychedelic folk cut. A collaboration with Andrew VanWyngarden (MGMT) - this timeless ballad seeks to resolve the struggle and feelings of alienation he faced as a child with a disability, "Kid Born in Space" is a heartfelt and poetic statement from a musician who wants us to relate to his journey.

Fresh from working with The Avalanches and The Clash's Mick Jones on "We Go On", "Kid Born in Space" is the first slice of Cola Boyy's debut album on Record Makers/MGMT Records.

Cola Boyy says:

"This track is the culmination of a true friendship. In 2018, MGMT invited me on their tour, during which we became very close. I spent time with Andrew in his studio at home in New York. When I played him "Kid Born in Space", he liked it straight away and everything happened naturally from there: James Richardson played guitars and keyboards, Patrick Wimberly (Chairlift) engineered and refined the production, and then Andrew and I finished it up in LA. I am really grateful to them.

"When I was a kid I was convinced that no one could understand what I was going through and feeling, I was embittered and angry. The song is me explaining to my younger self to let go of worries about people staring or not understanding. Everyone has their struggles, and problems that shape them.
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Cola Boyy

february 5th, 2021

New single available on Bandcamp

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It's not the first time a song from another era finds greater resonance today, especially amid such troubled times.
Jeb Loy Nichols' 2010 "To Be Rich Should Be a Crime" makes no exception as it was excavated by Cola Boyy early 2020, who found in that reggae tune and its anti-capitalist message the essence of his steadfast work as a militant fighting white supremacy and growing social inequalities in the USA.
With the help of producer John Carroll Kirby (Solange, Connan Mockasin, Sebastien Tellier, Frank Ocean...), and adding real strings thanks to his longtime partner and producer nit, Cola Boyy put a new spin and new words into it, so that "To Be Rich Should Be a Crime" becomes the true classic protest song it always deserved to be.

Cola Boyy adds: "Jeb's words are so honest and real, I think he really speaks in the language of the people, which is something to admire. We're truly living in a historical time. So many people are mobilizing, rattling the streets, fighting for Black Lives. I'm confident in the ability of the people to change this world with their fists and their minds. The big bosses are trembling. It's the perfect moment for songs like these.

I will be donating 50% of my Bandcamp proceeds to the @Ox_Arrest_FundsVenmo. Community members and activists who are organizing in Oxnard are facing legal fees after protesting against local slumlords and the police. They're brave as fuck and deserve all the support they can get.
The other 50% of the proceeds will go towards the Help Austin #GeorgeFloyd Protesters Facing State RepressionGoFundMe. Protesters in Austin Texas are facing continuous repression. Leaders are being targeted and protesters are being brutalized by the police regularly. Following the murder of Garrett Foster by a fascist named Daniel Perry back in July, the police and their racist supporters have continued attempts at violently repressing the people fighting for Black Lives. These fighters need our support.
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Cola Boyy

november 13th, 2019

New single 'All Power to the People' available

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Cola Boyy is back! A year after the release of his debut EP "Black Boogie Neon", working on his first album and playing his first big stages including Coachella Music & Arts Festival, he felt he needed to take a moment and release a single that him and the masses could blast in the streets of Oxnard and beyond.

"All Power To The People" is a straight-forward G-Funk track, but there is more than meets the ears : "All Power To The People" is not just a song, but a time capsule of what he has learned and what is to be done in response to the current state of the world.

"All Power To The People" is : a song, a video and a political leaflet written by Cola Boyy himself.

Watch, read and listen to what he has to tell you...

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Cola Boyy

december 11th, 2018

New video for 'Beige 70'

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Watch the new video for Cola Boyy's "Beige 70", taken from his debut EP "Black Boogie Neon", available in vinyl and digital here!

Premiere on The FADER

Cola Boyy

september 13th, 2018

Smoke 'em got 'em, a short documentary about

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Cola Boyy rides for the people. This Oxnard California songwriter and activist talks origins and message in this short documentary:



His debut EP "Black Boogie Neon" is available in vinyl and digital here!
Read the story about the doc on 'It's Nice That'

Cola Boyy

august 15th, 2018

First three singles available!

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Matthew Urango, aka Cola Boyy, is a 28 year old artist coming from Oxnard, California, discovered on the occasion of a concert in Los Angeles during June 2016.
Cola Boyy is an unusual and self-taught musician & singer. His very typical but natural voice is the consequence of a disability from birth.
His deviant disco songs talk about love and the happiness it breeds, while letting the rage of a rather different-looking militant crooner go.

"Have You Seen Her" is the EP’s kraut-disco oddity, halfway between the Ghetto Brothers’ rage and the funkiness of a Kurtis Blow instrumental... You’ll also hear a ripping guitar chorus and a Michel Berger-esque piano solo, all swaying to the beat.


"Penny Girl" is the a soon-to-be disco powerhouse hit that relates the story of a crime of passion: as poetic as a McCartney song, as effective on the dancefloor as a Patrice Rushen groove, and as fun as Frankie Smith’s "Double Dutch Bus".


"Buggy Tip" is the track that could have fallen into the hands of an eclectic DJ like Nicky Siano at Studio 54. Disco strings, catchy choruses to sing along to... Cola Boyy turns the melancholic memories of a past girlfriend into a banging beat to dance and shout to in a hot late-night club.



You can pre-order his debut EP "Black Boogie Neon" in vinyl and digital here !
Out September 21 !

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