Cruise Control ft. K Klass
Starts Wednesday 05:00am, 14th August
British dance act K-Klass give Boost FM access to their monthly mix!
Hosted by K Klass
K-Klass are a house music group from Wrexham, North Wales. The members are Andy Williams, Carl Thomas, Russ Morgan, and Paul Roberts. K-Klass signed with Deconstruction Records, and later to Parlophone.
Williams and Thomas teamed up with Morgan and Roberts, from Chester, after meeting at The HaÃ§ienda in Manchester during the 1980s.
We all met at the Hacienda in 1988. We had met before, though. Me and Carl had done some gigs in Chester supporting 808 State. Andy and Carl were already pretty established, but we had no gear at the time - it was basically an SH-101 and a little Tandy mixer. We took about five tracks to Eastern Bloc in Manchester, just to see what they thought. We didn't have a name for the band or anything, and the tracks were just numbers, but they were really keen, and we put it out on a white label. We were playing a lot of live shows at the time, and used to take along boxloads of stuff to sell, and it went down really well. - Paul Roberts.
After recording the Wildlife EP, K-Klass's first hit was "Rhythm is a Mystery", sung by Bobbi Depasois, and released in 1991. The track reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart. "Let Me Show You" reached number 13 in 1993. Subsequently, the band purchased a retired Royal Observer Corps underground bunker in Borras for use as a recording studio. They released two albums, Universal, featuring Depasois' vocals, and K2. In 1995, K-Klass won the I.D.A Best International Remixer award, the first UK artist to do so.
K-Klass have played many live events, including stints at nightclubs in Liverpool, Sheffield, Hong Kong, and Ibiza.
They have also been involved with producing and remixing tracks by other artists. K-Klass was one of the producers on the Pet Shop Boys album, Bilingual, and have also produced Candi Staton, Rebekah Ryan, Rosie Gaines, and The Corrs.
The group have remixed tracks by various dance and pop artists including Sunscreem, Kylie Minogue, Geri Halliwell, S Club 7 ("Bring It All Back"), and M People. Their remix of "Baby Come On Over" by Samantha Mumba was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2002 in the Best Remix category.
Roberts and Morgan appeared on 97.3 Forth One's Friday Night Floorfillers on 22 February 2008, whilst covering for the regular presenter, Krystal.