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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

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Bran Van 3000

Top Songs by
Bran Van 3000

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