D’Sound

  Genre: Instrumental Jazz
  Performances at Java Jazz Festival:
Saturday March 8, 2008, Simpati
Sunday March 9, 2008, BNI 46
  Website: www.dsound.com
About This Act :
The band members consider D`Sound as a modern band where all three of them play equal roles in fronting the band. D`Sound was formed in 1993 when Simone, Kim and Jonny had their first rehearsals in a damp Oslo basement. The band hit the Norwegian charts with the single ”Real Name”, topping both sales and radio charts.Their debut album, ”Spice of Life”, was subsequently released at the beginning of 1997, and established D’Sound as a band of major significance on the Norwegian music scene. Their fusion of elements from acid jazz, soul, funk, pop and drum’n’bass created a distinct and international sound, deservedly praised by both critics and the record buying public. The record was nominated for two ”Spellemannpriser”, the Norwegian equivalent to the Brits and the Grammies. In the singles chart, D’Sound enjoyed success with singles like ”Smooth Escape” and ”All I wanna do”. At the end of 1998, the follow-up ”Beauty is a Blessing” was released, featuring an even heavier influence from drum’n’bass and modern soul. The record was another major success, resulting in a Spellemannpris for ”Best Norwegian Pop Group” in 1998. The singles ”Ain’t giving up” and ”Down on the Street” became massive chart busters both sales and radio wise, with \”Down on the Street\” even entering the UK club charts. ”Beauty is a Blessing” has gone platinum, even though the album was never given international release. D’Sound is long since established as one of the best live bands in Norway. Simone, Jonny and Kim are skilled and ambitious musicians who instantly captures the audiences when get together on the stage. Several successful tours around Norway (including concerts at the Molde Jazz Festival) and international gigs have cemented their deserved reputation as brilliant and electrifying live performers. Working on ”Talkin’ Talk” After a short break from band activities, D’Sound started their work on ”Talkin’ Talk” in March 2000. This time they were given the opportunity to be their own producers, and joined forces with long-time collaborator and keyboardist Stein Austrud.

taken from :javajazzfestival.com/2008/artists

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