BKS

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For the Polish sports club, see BKS Stal Bielsko-Biała. For the Indian organisation, see Bharatiya Kisan Sangh. For the technical and craft organization, originally named the British Kinematograph Society (BKS), see British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society.
BKS
Origin Canada
Genres Techno, Eurodance
Years active 1990–present
Members Chris Sheppard
Hennie Bekker
Greg Kavanagh

BKS is a Canadian techno group created by radio DJ Chris Sheppard, with Hennie Bekker and Greg Kavanagh (BKS = Bekker, Kavanagh, Sheppard).

Musical career[edit]

The band are most famous for collaborating with hockey personality Don Cherry on the song "Rock Em Sock Em Techno", which was named by MuchMusic as the worst video of 1993, although the video sold in excess of 550,000 copies, making it one of the most successful selling music videos of all time. The band's other hits included "Take Control" and "The Square Dance Song" (a collaboration with Ashley MacIsaac). Their singles "I'm in Love with You" and "Living in Ecstasy", both club hits, remain strong club and radio mix show favorites. Their single "Astroplane" won a Juno Award in 1996. BKS sold millions through the revolution of the DJ and MuchMusic promoted CD compilations.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
CAN
For Those About to Rave... We Salute You
  • Release date: August 24, 1992
  • Label: Quality Records
  • Formats: CD
Dreamcatcher
  • Release date: September 1, 1993
  • Label: Quality Records
  • Formats: CD
Astroplane
  • Release date: June 20, 1996
  • Label: Quality Records
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak positions Album
CAN
[1]
CAN
Dance
US
Dance
1992 "Living in Ecstasy" 24 For Those About to Rave... We Salute You
"Talkin' bout Love"
1993 "Dreamcatcher / I'm in Love with You" 4 Dreamcatcher
1995 "Take Control" 7 Astroplane
"The Square Dance Song" (featuring Ashley MacIsaac) 18
1996 "Astroplane" 33 7
1997 "4 Your Love" 2
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

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