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