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