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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.   Rainshine
  5.   Stillness
  6.   Our Haze
  7.   Une Chanson
  8.   Ceci N'Est Pas une Chanson
  9.   Mon Réal
  10.   Everywhere
  11.   You Too
  12.   Gimme Sheldon
  13.   Sea of Life
  14.   Highway to Heck
  15.   Tony Roman
  16.   House Lights
  17.   Afrodiziak
  18.   Saltwater Cats
  19.   Cowboy Hoot by Liquid
  20.   Go Shoppin (Feat Eek a Mouse)
  21.   Oblonging
  22.   Lucknow
  23.   Jean Leloup's Dirty Talk
  24.   Willard
  25.   Can You Handle It
  26.   A Tryst by K-Town Sophia
  27.   Astounded
  28.   Rosé
  29.   Mama Don't Smoke...
  30.   Saltwater Cats featuring Kim Neundorf
  31.   Forest
  32.   Couch Surfer
  33.   Astounded by Curtis Mayfield
  34.   Journey
  35.   This Day
  36.   World Party
  37.   Jahrusalem
  38.   Cowboy Hoot
  39.   You
  40.   Oui Got Now
  41.   Garden Waltz
  42.   A Tryst
  43.   Grace (Love On The Block)
  44.   Shopping
  45.   I Won't Lie
  46.   Rainbow Princess
  47.   Sex, Love & Peace
  48.   Forever
  49.   Beautiful Girl
  50.   Trees
  51.   Feline Fantasy
  52.   Call Me (I'll Be Around Medley)
  53.   Rock Star
  54.   Love Cliche
  55.   StepChild (Feat Badar Ali Khan)
  56.   Senegal
  57.   Predictable
  58.   Loaded
  59.   Bv3
  60.   Supermodel
  61.   Exactly Like Me!
  62.   Problems
  63.   [Untitled Track]
  64.   Speed
  65.   Loaded by Big Daddy Kane
  66.   Drop Off
  67.   Da Lion
  68.   So Fine
  69.   Loop Me
  70.   Let It Go
  71.   Sampler Happy
  72.   Oui Got Now featuring Liquid