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