Jun 21

KIDS ON BRIDGES

Kids On Bridges (K.O.B.) is the brainchild of Christian Bragg, who has made it his vocation to produce dirty filthy electro-pop music. The band’s eclectic sound of rock on a synth-pop trip has drawn comparison with The Killers, Daft Punk, Phoenix and Depeche Mode. The singles and forthcoming album feature production by The Chemical Brothers collaborator Steve Dub, and K.O.B’s radio-ready and melody-heavy sound pays homage to the big beat pioneers. Xfm UK Music Director Mike Walsh is a fan of the music as he was quoted saying, “Kids On Bridges are not shy of the BIG chorus and their debut album is full of tunes that will satisfy fans of sophisticated electro-pop as much as lovers of a lad-rock sing-a-long.” Kid On Bridges recently supported electronic legends O.M.D at the reopening of Eric’s in Liverpool and were guests at the legendary Tipitina’s in New Orleans after being heard on WOZ (the radio station in the HBO show “Treme”). Their track “Y Don’t U” was featured in the UK Television show, “The INbetweeners” and they’ve been hard at work remixing the likes of 2012 Grammy winner Ledisi, Lenny Kravitz, UK buzz act The Chevin and Australia’s All Mankind. Besides focusing on their upcoming album, This Is Widescreen, Kids On Bridges just wrapped up remixes for INXS’ “Calling All Nations.” The mix refreshes the 1988 vocals of Michael Hutchence and gives it a 2012 feel, without alienating the true INXS sound. Fans will be very happy with both the original remix and the Dance Radio Edit remix.

STREAM: “Calling All Nations (Remix)”

LINK: kidsonbridges.com

Jun 12

DR ALBAN

Alban Nwapa grew up listening to the pioneer of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti and the originator of funk music, James Brown. At age 23, he began studying dentistry. In order to be able to finance his college studies, Nwapa started making his own music. During this time he worked as a DJ in the well-known Stockholm club Alphabet Street. He began to build a name for himself while he would sing over the records he was playing. Alban finished his schooling and even opened up his own dentistry practice, but kept the DJ gig as a lucrative sideline. In 1990, he met Denniz Pop (Ace of Base, Britney Spears, NSYNC) and together with Rap Queen Leila K, Alban made his first record called "Hello Africa." Taking the stage name of Dr Alban, an ode to his dental studies, his debut album sold nearly 1 million copies worldwide. In 1992 his second album, One Love, was released and contained the global smash "It’s My Life." His third album, Look Who’s Talking, was also a success and by 1994 he sold over five million albums and six million singles worldwide. Dr. Alban has made a return to music in 2012 with the single, "Freedom." His latest track fits very well with today’s musical landscape and picks up where his "This Time I’m Free" and "Mr DJ" songs left off. Dr Alban is available for the world, outside of Scandinavia, South Africa and Israel.

STREAM: “Freedom”

LINK: www.dralban.net/