Kungs(pronouncedKoongs), aka Valentin Brunel, is a fresh-faced producer from the south ofFrance. He started his musical career with a djembe gifted by his parents tohim at the ageof five. From these early days Valentin could spend entireafternoons listening to Rock’n’Roll classics with his father. FromThe WhotoThe Kookswith many in-between, this essential listeningforged thefirst steps toKungsinspiration as an artist. Asa name that has already exploded across the dance pop spectrum and for a fresh, unique European talentthat is only still 21, he possesses a musical gift that is only set to springboard to extortionate new heights.
His unavoidable, global hit of a track ‘This Girl’-a remake of a smooth, underground funk track from Australian trio Cookin’ On 3 Burners–took the soulful, high vocals of the original and injected a deep house, sunshine-filled vibethat rippled from Europe, to the US and beyond. Taking #1 accolades across an eye-popping 45 countriesincluding his native France, and dozens of Top 10 placementsacross Austria, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden,and Switzerland; Kungs’s success came in the blink of an eye, but make no mistake, he’s no one trick pony.
Pre-‘This Girl’, Kungs clocked up recognition via his SoundCloud with streams in the tens of millions, mainstage behemoths in the dance music world including Axwell /\Ingrossoand Lost Frequencies, tapping up his crisp soundfor remix dutieson some of their hottest hits. With the release of his debut artistalbum ‘Layers’in 2016, shifting over ½ million copies and counting with a platinum status to boot, Kungsis already working on his next collection of stellar tracks with a new full-length in the planning. Whilst the first of his new singles will be ‘Be Right Here’, a collaboration with production/song writing duo Stargate,in time for early Summer 2018, followinga zig-zag of studio sessions held in LA andParis.
Also winning awards that anyone decades into their career would be proud of, Kungsmanaged to claim with his uniqueness and talent a scoop for ‘Best Electro Album Of The Year’at the Les Victoires de la musique-a French prize comparable to the Grammys-as wellas NRJ Awards for ‘DJ of The Year’ and ‘Best French DJ’, beating David Guettaand DJ Snaketo the accolade.
With a hugely impressive live showthat has taken him to perform sets at the World’s greatest eventsand venues; Coachella, Tomorrowland, ULTRA Miami, EDC, Parookaville, Ministry Of Sound and Bootshausrepresenting justa needle in a haystack, Kung’s broad of spectrum of sound and universal appealonly keeps on multiplying exponentially. Working closely withprestigious British Fashion house PaulSmithat Paris Fashion Weekappearing to guest on shows and beyond into styling ventureswith the iconic brand, only further confirms his diversity as an artistthat spans music-lovers, tend-forecasters, fashion-devoteesand more across the broad culture paradigm, Kungs stands strong at the centre of this with a unique cocktail of sizzling hits and rare talent.