K-Klass – Friday 21st December 2018
K-Klass are responsible for some of the biggest dance tracks ever made. For over
quarter of a century they have rocked dance floors and live gigs without fail, racking up
no fewer than 5 UK top 40 hits and a GRAMMY Nomination along the way. That
combined with a remix Hit List to die for, including Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston,
Lisa Stansfield, New Order, Bobby Brown, Rihanna, M-People and many, many
more all adding up to millions of sales/Internet views world wide.
Meeting in 1988, in the Legendary Manchester club, the Hacienda, K-Klass soon
teamed up with vocalist Bobbi Depasois (who they work with to this day). Hits such as
“Rhythm is a Mystery” and “Let Me Show You” soon followed. In the early days the
group were best known for their live performances, notching up over 300 full live
shows. They cut their teeth playing live at huge raves as well as iconic clubs such as
The Hacienda, Cream, Ministry of Sound and many others. Offers of remix and
production work followed the hit records. In 1995 K-Klass won the International
Dance Awards Remixer Of The Year Award, then followed that in 2002 with a
GRAMMY Nomination. The 44th annual Grammy’s saw K-Klass nominated as the
first UK artist ever in the best remix category.
To this day K-Klass continue to rock dance floors across the UK and world wide.
Showcasing both upfront and classic house music in their sets. Alongside DJ ing live,
K-Klass also syndicate a monthly “Klass Action” Radio show to over 100 fm/internet
Klass Action, K-Klass’ record label was set up in 2012 alongside former Stealth
records label manager Bas Jansen. So far the label has scored successful top 10
releases on both major dance music download stores Beatport & Traxsource working
alongside Todd Terry, Jorge Montia, Benny Royal, Martijn Ten Velden, Sonny
Wharton and Futuristic Polar Bears, as well as including their own remake of
K-Klass – Let Me Show You 2015.
2013 Saw K-Klass celebrate 25 years in the business. This was marked by the
release of the hugely successful K-Klass 25 album and tour, showcasing 25 years of
the band’s work. The album went top 10 on iTunes Dance and reached No. 8 in the
HMV Physical sales chart.
2015 also saw K-Klass take the full live band back on the road with a series of very
successful live shows that included the Beat-Herder Festival, Bowlers Arena,
Manchester and Air Festival, Bournemouth amongst others. The K-Klass Live band
includes Davos (keys) and Pav (percussion) who join Bobbi, Russ and Paul on stage
to make it a truly live affair.
K- K-Klass continue to evolve and move forward and in 2016 Liverpool superclub
Cream approached Paul & Russ to curate and DJ the Cream Classical show
alongside the Royal Liverpool Philamonic Orchestra at the Anglican Cathedral in
Liverpool which included K-Klass vocalist Bobbi Depasois performing some of
Cream’s biggest dancefloor tracks. After the huge success of the critically acclaimed,
award winning show, K-Klass have again curated and Dj’ed brand new Cream
Classical shows at The Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool for 2017 & 2018, which saw the latter sell out 2 nights in just 3 hours breaking the record as Cream’s fastest ever selling event. We have since toured the show to huge crowds at Brixton Academy, London, Belsonic Festival, Belfast & Creamfields massive Steelyard .
2018 studio wise has seen K-Klass remix Heather Small’s release titled “Freedom Is A Feeling” as well as remixes for Paul Morrell and Luxembourg’s Sam Skilz. K-Klass have also been working on a lot of new material for both live shows and also
for a album release later in the year.
K-Klass continue to see both Rhythm Is A Mystery & Let Me Show You appear on national TV advertised commercial compilation album releases, proving there is still a big demand for their classic tracks. 2017 proved to be K-Klass busiest year ever DJ & live wise with sell out shows up and down the country for Cream, Pride in Manchester/Birmingham, Clockwork
Orange Ibiza & O2 Arena London, S2S, Retro, Victoria Warehouse Manchester and many more. As well as dates far afield in Ibiza, Australia,Marbella, Austria, Dubai and playing for a F1 Boat Party in Abu Dhabi.
2018 is already looking like a year to match or even exceed 2017 with tour dates and a busy studio diary making K-Klass still one of the most in demand acts on the circuit. The success story will continue…
Ultimate DJ Moments:
“With over a 3 decade’s of memories to choose from, our top 3 highlights that spring to mind would have to be seeing the crowd reaction when Graeme Park first dropped “Rhythm Is A Mystery” at the world famous Hacienda nightclub back in 1991, also when we where very honored to play the final set in the main room at Cream’s last weekly night in Liverpool which was the 10th birthday. The last record we played was “Let Me Show You”, the Cream self made anthem” and more recently seeing those 2 tracks plus many more brought to life by a orchestra under our DJ guidance for Cream Classical events at the breathtaking Anglican Cathedral Liverpool.
PLUS Carl-O, Donny and Martyn Evans.