Kungs

Given his prolific output and the runaway smash success of “This Girl” [vs. Cookin’ on 3 Burners], it’s no surprise that Valentin Brunel, aka KUNGS, first connected to music at the age of just 5.

Growing up in the South of France, his parents gifted him a Djembe and ignited his journey. Mastering the instrument, he devoured soul, funk, blues, and rock records from mom and dad’s collection. Developing a passion for house music, he immersed himself in Ableton Live. During high school, his unofficial remixes of Lana Del Rey and Bob Marley went viral. Shortly after, Axwell & Ingrosso and Lost Frequencies would tap him for official remixes, and his take on the latter’s “Are You With Me” accumulated more than 19 million-plus YouTube views. His first original “To Describe You” with Mozambo featuring Molly crossed the 1-million mark within mere days of its release.

In 2016, “This Girl” [vs. Cookin’ on 3 Burners] transformed him into a veritable electronic dance music sensation. In less than a year, the single was certified GOLD by the RIAA and cumulatively amassed 400 million-plus streams and counting. It charted on five formats at radio, peaking at #26 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Today Show showcased the track as Carson Daly’s “Morning Jam,” and it soundtracked the video revealing Kendall Jenner’s Vogue cover co-starring the entire Kardashian family. Stirring up critical acclaim, Billboard placed him on 2016’s coveted “21 Under 21” list. David Guetta handpicked him for a string of European tour dates, and the two also recently logged sometime in the studio together.

Now, Kungs’ full-length debut Layers [Casablanca Records] illuminates the diversity and dynamics inherent within his signature sound. Featuring “Don’t You Know” [feat. Jamie N Commons], “I Feel So bad” [feat. Ephemerals], and “Melody” [feat. Luke Pritchard of The Kooks], the album unfolds every facet of this unique and undeniable dance floor phenomenon.

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To Describe You (feat. Molly)Crosswalk, Vol. 14:29
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I Feel so Bad (feat. Ephemerals)Running Trax 2017 - Ministry of Sound3:27
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Wild ChurchLayers3:54
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This Girl (Kungs Vs. Cookin' On 3 Burners)NOW That's What I Call Music!, Vol. 603:13
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Trust (feat. Rae Morris)Layers3:25
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I Feel so BadDe plus belle (Bande originale du film)4:07
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Disco NightDisco Night3:14
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Don't You Know (DJ Licious Remix) (feat. Jamie N Commons)Don't You Know (DJ Licious Remix)4:56
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When You're Gone (feat. Tillie)Layers3:35
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Bangalore Streets (feat. Freia)Layers3:10
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