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