Formed in Brighton, England back in the 2004, the members of The Kooks were launched into the limelight only a few months after forming as a band when they were signed to Virgin Records on the strength of their demo. At the time, they were barely in their 20's and had only recently learned to play their instruments! Now, a quadruple platinum album, multiple Top-10 singles, and international tours later, they're back with their third album, Junk of Heart. They're looking to give US audiences a taste of their new sound with a performance at Bonnaroo.
In addition to being one of the biggest stages in the world for headlining acts to appear on Bonnaroo also plays host to a tons of acts who have found some success and are looking to take their career to the next level. it can be a huge opportunity for a band as they seek to get their name out there. Every year, future stars are made during those four days in Great Stage Park, Tennessee.
Since beginning as a pet project for Norman Cook in the early 90's to release bootlegs, party tracks and friends and family records the label has come a long way. Early releases from Norman in his Mighty Dub Katz guise, as well as Freakpower and The Feelgood Factor were the seedlings of what is now known as Fatboy Slim.
Today we learned the sad news that Adam Yauch (aka MCA of the Beastie Boys) passed away. Some of the true pioneers of hip hop, the Beastie Boys were the first rap group to crack the Billboard 200 charts with their debut album Licensed to Ill. In honor of Adam Yauch's memory we've compiled a playlist of our favorite hip hop tracks from the MP3.com database. So throw on these tunes and raise a toast to OG MC, MCA.
Today we're shining the MP3 spotlight on one of the world most famous music festivals - Bonnaroo!
Fat Cat's origins can be dated back to 1989 as a record store in Crawley, UK. Founded by Alex Knight and Dave Cawley, they relocated to London in 1990 and specialized in stocking predominately Detroit and Chicago based Techno and House music.