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Since their formation in NY City’s Brooklyn borough in 2001, Gang Gang Dance have earned a keen underground cult following by giving experimental, left-of-center music that runs on the large amount of electronics but can be extremely percussion-minded; percussion, actually, is a perfect ingredient of the audio. The group’s eccentric function (which mementos free-form constructions and hasn’t adhered to a typical verse/chorus/verse/chorus format) continues to be referred to as avant-garde rock and roll, experimental rock and roll, and art rock and roll, which can be applied. Gang Gang Dance attract on a number of immediate or indirect affects, which range from Brian Eno to ambient electronica to psychedelic rock and roll to globe music (components of Indian, Middle Eastern, Arabic, Asian, and African music have discovered their method to GGD’s live shows and recordings). Electronic music is definitely a strong impact, yet GGD’s music isn’t dance-oriented or club-oriented by itself and isn’t targeted at the rave subculture; their audience is definitely even more of the avant rock and roll audience, and they’re aswell known for his or her live shows for their studio room recordings. Although 2001 offers frequently been cited because the year where GGD officially got began, a few of their associates had been functioning together on several projects a long time before that. Keyboardist Brian DeGraw (who oversees GGD’s consumer electronics and freelances being a visible artist in NEW YORK) and GGD drummer Tim DeWitt initial fulfilled in Washington, D.C. in 1993 and performed together within a music group known as the Cranium; throughout a Cranium tour, DeGraw and DeWitt first fulfilled vocalist Liz Bougatsos (who continued to become section of GGD) in a present in ny (where she have been executing in an organization known as Russia). The Cranium do some documenting; their album, A FRESH Music for a fresh Kitchen, premiered over the Slowdime label in 1998, however the group split up shortly from then on — and DeGraw and DeWitt shifted to other tasks in N.Con.C. (where that they had relocated). In the past due ’90s and early 2000s, DeGraw and guitarist Josh Gemstone (who became a GGD member) performed in film movie director Tranquility Korine’s experimental task SSAB Songs. It had been also around that point that DeGraw, DeWitt, and Gemstone acquired a short-lived group known as Loss of life and Dying, which advanced into GGD by adding Bougatsos (who DeGraw and DeWitt acquired stayed touching since their Cranium times) and vocalist Nathan Maddox (who, unfortunately, was wiped out in August 2002 at age 25 after getting struck by lightning throughout a violent thunderstorm he was viewing in the rooftop from the building where his partner resided in Manhattan’s Chinatown). After Maddox’s loss of life, GGD’s remaining associates carried on being a foursome comprising DeGraw, DeWitt, Bougatsos, and Gemstone — and in 2004, the group was agreed upon to The Public Registry. Their albums for this unbiased Brooklyn-based label possess included Revival from the Shittiest in 2004 and God’s Profit 2005. In 2007, The Public Registry released GGD’s Dvd movie/CD launch Retina Riddim. Released in 2008, Saint Dymphna (also for the Social Registry) noticed a change in GGD’s audio toward utilizing dubstep and grime as compositional components, while counting on even more structured electronic exercises in general. Having said that, GGD’s restless and exploratory character prohibited them from residing in this vein for lengthy. Acquiring what they’d discovered from Saint Dymphna, they released a set of singles in ’09 2009 (“First Communion”) and 2010 (“Kamakura”), reflecting their continuing love from the dancefloor however embracing globe music elements aswell. The music group agreed upon to 4AD for 2011’s Eyes Contact, which discovered them fully discovering — albeit it within their normal tripped-out way — pop customs from Asia, India, and the center East without compromising their edgy, rough-and-ready digital signature.

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Music Songs MindKilla, House Jam, Glass Jar, Adult Goth, Chinese High, Thru and Thru, First Communion, Romance Layers, Egowar, Sacer, Inners Pace, Princes, Afoot, Nomad for Love, Glory in Itself/Egyptian, Before My Voice Fails, Bebey, God's Money V, God's Money I, God's Money IX, Desert Storm, God's Money VII, Retina Riddim, Nicoman, Oxygen Demo Riddim, Blue Nile, The Earthquake That Frees Prisoners, Upside Dawn, Dust, Infinity 1, Amorphous history, Bebey / Despertar
Albums Saint Dymphna, Eye Contact, God's Money, Gang Gang Dance, Rawwar, Kamakura


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#Fact
1 Kool & The Gang were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
2 They are inducted into the 2015 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Performance Arts Category.
3 Members have included Ronald Bell, Claydes Smith, George Funky Brown, Robert Kool Bell, J.T. Taylor, Dennis D.T. Thomas


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Scratch 2001 Documentary performer: "Summer Madness"
Little Nicky 2000 performer: "Ladies Night" - as Kool & the Gang
The West Wing 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The '70s 2000 TV Movie performer: "Celebration" - uncredited
Ready to Rumble 2000 performer: "Jungle Boogie"
The Wonderful World of Disney 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Hurricane 1999 performer: "Get Down on It"
The Match 1999 performer: "Celebration"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
200 Cigarettes 1999 performer: "Ladies Night", "Get Down on It"
That '70s Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1999 writer - 1 episode, 1999
Ivory Tower 1998 performer: "Celebration"
Casper: A Spirited Beginning 1997 Video courtesy: "Casper, The Friendly Ghost" / performer: "Casper, The Friendly Ghost"
Nothing to Lose 1997 performer: "Not Tonight Remix"
B*A*P*S 1997 performer: "Get Down On It" 1984 / writer: "Get Down On It" 1984
Sounds of the Eighties 1996 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Nanny 1995 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Pulp Fiction 1994 performer: "Jungle Boogie"
Who's the Man? 1993 performer: "What's Next on the Menu?"
Glückliche Reise 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sjans TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1992 writer - 1 episode, 1992
Quantum Leap 1991 TV Series performer - 1 episode
True Love 1989/I writer: "Celebration" - as Kool And The Gang
Die Wicherts von nebenan 1986-1988 TV Series performer - 5 episodes
Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986 performer: "Misled" / writer: "Misled"
Ruthless People 1986 performer: "Dance Champion" / writer: "Dance Champion"
The Redd Foxx Show 1986 TV Series performer: Theme song
Electric Blue 22 1985 Video performer: "Take It To The Top" - uncredited / writer: "Take It To The Top" - uncredited
Barrow Gang BC 1985 performer: "Cherish"
Mike's Murder 1984 performer: "Get Down on It" - as Kool and the Gang / writer: "Get Down on It"
California Girls 1983 "Ladies Night" / writer: "Ladies Night"
Wheel of Fortune 1983 TV Series performer: "I'm a Wheel Watcher" 1987-1989
The Facts of Life 1983 TV Series 1 episode
The Pirate Movie 1982 performer: "Stand Up and Sing" - as Kool and the Gang / writer: "Stand Up and Sing"
Solid Gold 1982 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops TV Series performer - 10 episodes, 1979 - 1982 writer - 3 episodes, 1979 - 1980
WKRP in Cincinnati TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1981 - 1982 writer - 1 episode, 1982
The Price Is Right 1981 TV Series performer - 1 episode
New American Bandstand 1965 1980 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Fever 1977 performer: "Open Sesame" - as Kool and the Gang / writer: "Open Sesame"
Rocky 1976 performer: "Summer Madness" - uncredited
Strictly Come Dancing 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mike & Mike 2013-2016 TV Series performer - 23 episodes
Office Christmas Party 2016 performer: "Joanna"
The X Factor 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Get Down 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mr. Robot 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates 2016 performer: "Feel So Good"
Game of Silence 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Britain's Got More Talent 2015-2016 TV Series performer - 5 episodes
The Nice Guys 2016 performer: "GET DOWN ON IT"
Football League Tonight: The Johnstone's Paint Trophy 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Simpsons 1994-2016 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Vinyl 2016 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Everybody Wants Some!! 2016 performer: "Ladies Night"
American Crime Story 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Believe in Miracles 2015 Documentary performer: "Summer Madness"
Ted 2 2015 performer: "Celebration"
Britain's Got Talent 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Entourage 2015 performer: "Feel So Good"
Late Show with David Letterman 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Vampire Diaries TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Pop Gold 2015 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
All Creatures Big and Small 2015 performer: "Victory" - uncredited
Parks and Recreation 2011-2015 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Bis 2015 performer: "Celebration"
Intresseklubben 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rugby League: Challenge Cup 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tammy 2014 performer: "Get Down on It"
The Footy Show 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Harry Hill Movie 2013 performer: "Celebration"
Dancing with the Stars TV Series 4 episodes, 2006 - 2013 performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2013
Independent Lens 2013 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
EastEnders 2010-2013 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Castle TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Wreck-It Ralph 2012 performer: "Celebration"
Scandal 2012 TV Series 1 episode
The Secret Disco Revolution 2012 Documentary performer: "Jungle Boogie", "Ladies Night" / writer: "Jungle Boogie", "Ladies Night"
Hit and Run 2012 performer: "Summer Madness" - as Kool and The Gang
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Kinect Star Wars 2012 Video Game performer: "Celebration"
Detropia 2012 Documentary performer: "Hollywood Swinging"
Kinect Sports: Season Two 2011 Video Game performer: "Get Down On It"
Camping paradis 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cilada.com 2011 performer: "Celebration"
Happy Endings 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Peep Show TV Series 1 episode, 2010 performer - 1 episode, 2009
Dance Paradise 2010/II Video Game performer: "Celebration", "Ladies Night"
Dance Central 2010 Video Game performer: "Jungle Boogie"
Eat Pray Love 2010 performer: "Celebration"
20 to 1 2007-2010 TV Series documentary performer - 3 episodes
Frankie & Alice 2010 performer: "Jungle Boogie"
United States of Tara 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Dad! 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Arthur et la vengeance de Maltazard 2009 performer: "Jungle Boogie"
The Firm 2009 performer: "Get Down On It", "Celebration"
Soul Kitchen 2009 performer: "Rated X"
Funny People 2009 performer: "Joanna"
America's Got Talent 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dance Flick 2009 performer: "Hollywood Swinging"
Middle Men 2009 performer: "Hollywood Swinging"
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past 2009 performer: "Ladies Night"
See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary 2009 Documentary performer: "Celebration"
17 Again 2009 performer: "Cherish"
Dancing on Ice 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Beethoven's Big Break 2008 Video performer: "Celebration"
South Park 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Everybody Hates Chris 2005-2008 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Zack and Miri Make a Porno 2008 performer: "Let Me Clear My Throat Klassic Cool Original Version"
American Swing 2008 Documentary performer: "Ladies Night" - as Kool & the Gang
Step Brothers 2008 performer: "Breathe and Stop"
So You Think You Can Dance 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs 2008 Video performer: "Jungle Boogie" / writer: "Jungle Boogie"
Made of Honor 2008 performer: "Ladies Night"
Semi-Pro 2008 performer: "Funky Stuff"
Charlie Wilson's War 2007 performer: "Ladies Night"
This Christmas 2007 performer: "Get Down on It"
Cutlass 2007 Short performer: "Higher Plane"
Gilmore Girls 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mr. Bean's Holiday 2007 performer: "Celebration" - as Kool and the Gang
Code Name: The Cleaner 2007 performer: "Where Da Boggie At?" - as Kool & the Gang
Prête-moi ta main 2006 performer: "Take My Heart You Can Have It If You Want It"
30 Rock 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rabbit Fever 2006 performer: "HOLLYWOOD SWINGING"
Beerfest 2006 performer: "Jungle Boogie"
How to Eat Fried Worms 2006 performer: "Jungle Boogie"
Criminal Minds 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Science of Sleep 2006 performer: "Steppin' Out"
Bang Bang Orangutang 2005 performer: "Get Down on It"
Roll Bounce 2005 performer: "Hollywood Swinging"
Dave Chappelle's Block Party 2005 Documentary writer: "Nappy Heads"
Havoc 2005 writer: "I Got 5 on It"
Be Cool 2005 performer: "Hollywood Swingin'"
Inside Deep Throat 2005 Documentary performer: "Jungle Boogie"
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game performer: "Hollywood Swingin'"
Shark Tale 2004 performer: "Ladies Night"
Mr 3000 2004 performer: "Jungle Boogie"
The Cookout 2004 performer: "Jungle Boogie"
Peter Kay: Live at the Manchester Arena 2004 TV Special documentary performer: "Celebration" / writer: "Celebration"
One Tree Hill 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen 2004 performer: "Ladies Night"
The Lion King 1 1/2 2004 Video performer: "Jungle Boogie"
You Got Served 2004 performer: "Summer Madness"
Miss Match 2003 TV Series 1 episode
Cold Case 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Love the '70s 2003 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
2 Fast 2 Furious 2003 performer: "Pump It Up"
Hal and Stan 2003 Video short performer: "Summer Madness" - as Kool and the Gang
I Love the '80s 2002 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002 Video Game performer: "Summer Madness"
Undercover Brother 2002 performer: "Jungle Boogie", "Ladies Night"
Just Can't Get Enough 2002 performer: "Ladies Night" - as Kool and The Gang
Sorority Boys 2002 performer: "Ladies Night", "Funkasize", "Boogie Band"
Abandon 2002 performer: "Get Down On It"
Bring It On 2001 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Legally Blonde 2001 performer: "Get Down on It"
Baby Boy 2001 performer: "Summer Madness"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soul Train 1972-1974 TV Series Guests

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Celebration 1980 Video short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Redd Foxx Show 1986 TV Series singers - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
VH1 Rock Docs 2010 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Today 2016 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
Greatest Hits 2016 TV Series Themselves
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2015 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
The 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2014 TV Movie Themselves
The Story of Funk: One Nation Under a Groove 2014 TV Movie documentary
2014 Soul Train Awards 2014 TV Movie Themselves
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Themselves - Guest Musicians
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Glastonbury 2011 2011 TV Series Themselves
The View 2009 TV Series Themselves
Dancing with the Stars 2008 TV Series Themselves
Daytona 500: The Great American Race Sprint Pre-Race Show 2008 TV Special Themselves - Performer
Wetten, dass..? 2007 TV Series Themselves
The Daily Show 2007 TV Series Themselves
Discomania 2004 TV Movie documentary Themselves
Strictly Come Dancing 2004 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2003 TV Special Themselves
Children in Need 2003 TV Series Themselves
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar 2003 TV Series Themselves - Performer
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2002 TV Series documentary Themselves
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1999 TV Movie Themselves
Soul Train 1983-1989 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Solid Gold 1982-1988 TV Series Themselves
Sábado noche 1987 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1986 TV Series Themselves
Saturday Night Live 1984 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
Soul City USA 1984 TV Movie Themselves
New American Bandstand 1965 1974-1982 TV Series Themselves
The American Music Awards 1982 TV Special Themselves
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1981 TV Movie Themselves
Top of the Pops 1980-1981 TV Series Themselves
Palmarès 1981 TV Series Themselves
Horas doradas 1980 TV Series Themselves
Big Fun 1980 Video short Themselves
Celebration 1980 Video short Themselves
Get Down on It 1980 Video short Themselves
Ladies Night 1980 Video short Themselves
The Mike Douglas Show 1978 TV Series Themselves - Vocalists / Themselves - Musicians
Disco '77 1977 TV Series Performer
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Themselves
In Concert 1974-1975 TV Series Themselves
Rock Concert 1974-1975 TV Series Themselves

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1981 2016 TV Movie documentary Themselves
The Seventies 2015 TV Series documentary Themselves
Pop Gold 2015 TV Mini-Series Themselves
Soul Power! 2013 TV Series documentary Themselves
20 to 1 2007 TV Series documentary Themselves
Sounds of the Eighties 1996 TV Series Themselves
Top of the Pops 1979-1981 TV Series Themselves

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording On October 8, 2015. At 7065 Hollywood Blvd.
2014 Golden Camera for Lifetime Achievement Golden Camera, Germany Music


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