The story of K-Klass begins where all good stories should, in the fabled Hacienda. That’s where Paul Roberts, Carl Thomas, Russ Morgan and Andy Williams all met and it led to them making the groundbreaking EP ‘Wildlife’. Helping to define a Techno and House sound that had scarcely touched the UK.
Andy and Carl already had experience in the music industry being part of Interstate who had played with 808 State on the early house scene. The original plans for K-Klass were thin, they grabbed a mixer and an SH-101 and saw what happened. They took five tracks to Eastern Bloc in Manchester before they even had a name for the band.
It wasn’t too long before they took off from the centrality of playing the Hacienda. Bringing aboard vocalist Bobbi Depasois, they were suddenly all over the place, becoming residents at key dance brands and playing guest slots across the world.
They released two albums in the nineties, ‘Universal’ in 1993 and ‘K2’ in 1998. Their single ‘Rhythm is a Mystery’ reached number 3 in the UK top 40 and ‘Let Me Show You’ was another success reaching number 13. They released a hugely influential remix of Bobb Brown’s ‘Two Can Play That Game’ which cemented their position as phenomenal remixers.
The list of remixes that they’ve done for other artists is quite extensive but features huge names such as Kylie Minogue, Geri Halliwell and Bobby Brown. Their remix of Samantha Mumba’s ‘Baby Come On Over’ gained them a GRAMMY nomination. They’ve also leant their ears to production duties on the Pet Shop Boys album ‘Bilingual’ and for others such as Candi Stanton.
Since leaving Parlophone records, Williams and Thomas left the group but K-Klass carry on, still bringing their classic remixes and pioneering sound to audiences across the world.
Don’t miss your chance to see K-Klass at Highest Point on Friday 3rd September.
Tickets are available at Skiddle.com