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Lost Kings

Lost Kings


Fri · February 1, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$22.00 - $25.00

This event is all ages

Lost Kings
Lost Kings
Perhaps the bottle of whiskey had something to do with it…
After meeting at a party, Lost Kings—Robert Gainley and Dr. No—sealed a bond that would ignite both a fervent creative partnership and friendship. “We didn’t know each other at all when we first met,” explains Rob. “The relationship blossomed, because what one of us lacks, the other has. It couldn’t have been a better match in terms of music, business, personality, and friendship. The way it balances out
is just crazy.” Continuing a long tradition of dynamic duos, Rob and Dr. No (Nick), had been unwittingly searching for each other. Originally hailing from Boston, Rob could DJ, but desired to begin making original music. Meanwhile, Baltimore native and multiinstrumentalist Nick could write, record, and produce, but wanted to learn the decks. Locked in Nick’s apartment nightly, the two fast friends not only traded musical knowledge, but they started pursuing a shared dream. “Los Angeles can be such a flaky city,” adds Rob. “To find someone who wants to make music every night and then actually do it was like a dream.” “I was having a tough time,
and I even thought of going back home,” says Nick. “Right before I did, I met Rob. We were reenergized and motivated. It just clicked.” In 2014, their unofficial remix of Disclosure’s “Latch” [feat. Sam Smith]” replaced the original in regular rotation on Sirius/XM’s BPM and blasted open the proverbial
floodgates. Everybody from Imagine Dragons, Krewella, and Halsey to Vance Joy, Echosmith, and Rihanna tapped Lost Kings for official remixes. Meanwhile, their debut on Spinnin’ Records “Bad” [feat. Jessame] bowed at #15 on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart. By 2016, the boys notched a staggering 13 #1’s on HypeMachine, amassed over 30 million plays on Soundcloud, and 25 million Spotify streams and counting, while receiving praise from Billboard, Nylon, Idolator, and more. Simultaneously, they lit up stages at the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival New York, Hangout Music Festival, Sunset Music Festival, Groove Cruise, and countless others, becoming a formidable live presence along the way. Signing to Disruptor Records / RCA Records, everything paved the way for the release of their single “Phone Down” [feat. Emily Warren]. Lost Kings conjure up an airy, downtempo soundscape and instantly magnetic tropical
swing for “Phone Down” before culminating on an unshakable chorus from Warren— “You got me right here with my clothes off now, why don’t you put that fucking phone down.”
“It’s something universal everybody wants to say, but is too scared to actually say it,” Nick exclaims. “We loved the vocal so much that we wanted the music to match that level of emotion.”
Venue Information:
Chop Shop.
2033 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL, 60647