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Bran Van 3000

Aspiring filmmaker Jamie "Bran Man" Di Salvio hadn't exactly planned on making a band. He was trying to make ends meet in his native Montreal, scoring various gigs directing videos and documentaries during the mid- to late '90s. But his teenage thrills of being a DJ and remixer also fell into the realm of production and by 1995, Di Salvio had formed Bran Van 3000. He gathered nearly 20 obscure music socialites, producers, singers, and hip-hop gurus from the Montreal area, who would eventually compose the attractive quirkiness of the band, and never looked back. Soul chanteuse Stephane Moreille joined singers Jayne Hill and Sara Johnston, alongside DJ E.P. Bergen, MC Steve "Liquid" Hawley, jazz drummer Rob Joanisse, guitarist Nick Hynes, bassist Gary McKenzie, and ex-Doughboys member John Kastner, for BV3's revolving rotation. They fused trip-hop with electronic ambience and indie-rock attitude for their 1998 debut Glee, and the single "Drinking in L.A." earned top spots on various college charts as well as props from Canada's MuchMusic. Rumors of a breakup swarmed throughout late 1999; it was also reported that Ric Ocasek was on board to produce Bran Van 3000's follow-up album. The new millennium gave new face though, as BV3 began working with Beastie Boy Mike D and Grand Royal for Discosis, which was scheduled for a mid-2001 release date. ~ MacKenzie Wilson
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Bran Van 3000

Albums by
Bran Van 3000

Top Songs by
Bran Van 3000

  1.   Song
  2.   Drinking in L.A.
  3.   Cum on Feel the Noise
  4.   Love Cliche
  5.   Circles
  6.   Carry On
  7.   A Tryst
  8.   Saltwater Cats
  9.   Drop Off by Coco Thompson
  10.   Gimme Sheldon
  11.   World Party featuring Liquid
  12.   A Tryst by K-Town Sophia
  13.   Rappy Rappy Rappy Rap
  14.   Sea of Life
  15.   Go Shoppin (Feat Eek a Mouse)
  16.   Bv3
  17.   Astounded
  18.   Everywhere
  19.   Afrodiziak
  20.   Highway to Heck
  21.   Supermodel
  22.   Rosé
  23.   Garden Waltz featuring Carinne Bérubé
  24.   More Shopping
  25.   Call Me (I'll Be Around Medley)
  26.   Jahrusalem
  27.   Can You Handle It
  28.   Sex, Love & Peace
  29.   Sampler Happy
  30.   Couch Surfer
  31.   Stillness
  32.   This Day
  33.   World Party
  34.   Cowboy Hoot
  35.   You
  36.   Oui Got Now
  37.   Garden Waltz
  38.   La Dolce Vita by Freddie James
  39.   Oui Got Now featuring Liquid
  40.   Shopping
  41.   Shine
  42.   Our Haze
  43.   Rainbow Princess
  44.   Beautiful Girl
  45.   Let It Go
  46.   Da Lion
  47.   Feline Fantasy
  48.   House Lights
  49.   Hardrockin' Cincinnati
  50.   Rock Star
  51.   StepChild (Feat Badar Ali Khan)
  52.   Senegal
  53.   Loaded
  54.   Jean Leloup's Dirty Talk
  55.   Mama Don't Smoke...
  56.   Oblonging
  57.   Willard
  58.   Old School
  59.   Une Chanson
  60.   Exactly Like Me!
  61.   Lucknow
  62.   Rainshine
  63.   Forest
  64.   Loop Me
  65.   Jahrusalem featuring EP Bergen
  66.   [Untitled Track]
  67.   Journey
  68.   The Answer
  69.   Astounded by Curtis Mayfield
  70.   Stand Up
  71.   Forever
  72.   Stillness featuring Alexandre Désilets
  73.   Discosis
  74.   Mon Réal
  75.   This Day by Ben Wilkins
  76.   I Won't Lie
  77.   Montreal
  78.   Journey featuring Helena Nash
  79.   Dare I Say
  80.   Cowboy Hoot by Liquid
  81.   You Too
  82.   La Dolce Vita
  83.   Speed
  84.   So Fine
  85.   Palm Springs
  86.   Loaded by Big Daddy Kane
  87.   Problems
  88.   Saltwater Cats featuring Kim Neundorf
  89.   Predictable
  90.   Tony Roman
  91.   Drop Off
  92.   You featuring Francesca Como
  93.   Trees
  94.   Grace (Love On The Block)
  95.   Ceci N'Est Pas une Chanson