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Kisstory Wedding DJ in Essex

A Common question I get asked - "Do you play Kisstory Music ?"

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This is becoming a frequently asked question when it comes to weddings, which means the way wedding receptions and a wedding DJ is far different to the way they were remmebred. This style of music is a must for any Wedding Dj and very popular in Essex. DJ Samuel Hann has been playing Kisstory music for many years and has an extensive collection.


Kisstory started outas a radio programme on Kiss FM that first aired and was presented by Streetboy on 28 Jan 2002. On 7 May 2013 Kisstory was expanded into a full-time station in response to positive feedback from listeners and at the expense of Q Radio.

Kisstory just like its sister station Kiss is a UK radio station that plays "old skool and anthems". This station format features many music genres from Electronica, Dance, Hip-Hop, R&B to Trip Hop, Acid House and Alternative Dance.


Listening to some of their playlists you notice these different genres playing with a very large range of tracks and a wave of nostalgia swept over its listeners.


Some examples of thier playlist are:


Kelis - Trick Me

Christina Aguliera ft. Redman - Dirrty

Roy Davis Jr ft. Peven Everett - Gabriel

Alexis Jordan - Happiness

Usher - U Remind Me

Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop

The Original - I Luv U Baby

Jennifer Lopez ft. Jadakiss and Styles P - Jenny From The Block

Justin Timberlake - Cry Me A River

Wookie ft. Lain - Battle

Room 5 ft. Oliver Cheatham - Make Luv

50 Cent - In Da Club

Jagged Edge ft. Nelly - Where The Party At

Wanklemut and Emma Louise - My Head Is A Jungle

Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne - Down

B15 Project ft. Crissy D and Lady G - Girls Like Us

Mary J. Blige - Family Affair

Diana King - Shy Guy



 

The History of Kisstory Music


For those that haven’t heard of the term ‘Kisstory’ before...

Kisstory music refers to a genre of music formed in the United Kingdom in the 1990s and 2000s.

This genre is considered an alternative form of popular music and has been described as a fusion of reggae, garage, hip hop, R&B and soul. This paper will discuss the development of Kisstory music and its impact on current UK music.

To begin, it is important to understand the origins and aesthetic of Kisstory music. In the late 1990s, a group of producers, including some of the leading names in the UK underground dance music scene, emerged and started producing the musical style now known as 'Kisstory'.


This new style of music was characterized by its dark, minimalistic instrumentation and incorporated elements from reggae, garage, hip hop and R&B. The impact of this combination of genres on the UK music scene was immense and marked the beginning of a revival of British music that continues today.


The originators of the Kisstory genre were united by an ethos of dedication to the craft and a vision for the music that would be released from their respective labels. They were keen to explore new sounds and styles and took influence from a variety of genres to create something distinctly unique.

The producers of the early Kisstory era developed a signature sound, marked by its depth, complexity and emotion. This sound inspired a generation of producers and is still prevalent in modern British music. Producers such as Goldie, Roni Size. Doc Scott and Krust created a blueprint for the sounds of the genre, combining the diverse influences of reggae, hip-hop and 2-step. Their work was a major influence on popular music in the UK and helped to define Kisstory music as a genre.


In addition to its impact on popular music, Kisstory music has also had a significant influence on the UK dance culture. With its roots in Jamaican sound systems and electronic music, it has had a profound effect on the UK scene, helping to shape the development of rave culture from its early days, to grime and garage scenes, to the dubstep, bassline and trap genres of today.


Kisstory music continues to be an important influence in popular UK music and dance culture.

Its combination of dark, minimalistic instrumentation, combined with the diverse influences of reggae, garage, hip hop, R&B and soul, has helped to shape and define a genre that has become a staple of UK sound systems and clubs.


In short, Kisstory music is a fusion of genres that has had a profound impact on popular music and culture in the UK, inspiring generations of producers and becoming a mainstay in British dance culture. Its unique combination of influences has enabled it to remain an influential element in popular UK music and will continue to do so.

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