|Genres||Big beat, electronica, acid house, house|
|Labels||Kahuna Cuts, City Rockers|
|Members||Jon Nowell, Daniel Ormondroyd|
FC Kahuna (also known as FC/Kahuna or Jon and Dan Kahuna) was a British DJ and electronic music production duo, consisting of Jon Nowell and Daniel Ormondroyd. The group released a public album, Machine Says Yes, in the spring of 2002. It had a number of singles released from it, most notably "Machine Says Yes" and "Hayling", which both featured Icelandic singer Hafdís Huld on vocals. The album sold over 50,000 copies and received positive response from critics at New Musical Express, Dallas Observer, and others.
Originally a DJ duo, FC Kahuna put together a live band in 2002 — featuring Hafdís Huld on vocals and John Thompson on bass — and toured the UK in support of Röyksopp, which culminated in a sold out show at Brixton Academy. The band also played at Coachella in Southern California, T in the Park in Scotland, Roskilde in Denmark, Reading and Leeds in the UK, and Benicàssim in Spain.
In 2003, they released their first mix album Another Fine Mess — an offshoot of the Another Late Night compilation series — which featured tracks by Blur, The Polyphonic Spree, Green Velvet, Josh Wink and others. Among the artists remixed by the band are New Order, Felix da Housecat, Mellow and the US band The Faint.
The music of the duo was featured in TV shows such as Hotel Babylon, Six Feet Under, CSI: Miami and Nip/Tuck, and in films such as Domino, Layer Cake, Riding Giants and Rolling (film). The music for several video games have also featured input from the duo. These included Need for Speed: Underground and Crackdown.
- Big Kahuna Kicks One (1998)
- Big Kahuna Kicks Two (2000)
- Machine Says Yes (2002)
- Another Fine Mess (2003, mix album)
Singles and EPs
- "You Know It Makes Sense" (1997)
- "Bright Morning White" (1998)
- "Mindset to Cycle" (2000)
- "Glitterball" (2002) - UK #64
- "Machine Says Yes" (2002) - UK #58
- "Hayling" (2003) - UK #49
- "Nothing Is Wrong" (2003)
- Robinson, Peter (April 19, 2002). "FC Kahuna : Machine Says Yes - Ex-big beaters come good...". nme.com.
- Hampton, Justin (November 21, 2002). "FC Kahuna Machine Says Yes (review)". Dallas Observer.
- Fahnestock, Jesse. "Machine Says Yes: FC Kahuna (review)". Ink Blot Magazine.
- Moffat, Iain (April 19, 2002). "Machine Says Yes: FC Kahuna (review)". PlayLouder.com. Archived from the original on 2002-04-30.
- Cibula, Matt (January 10, 2003). "FC Kahuna: Machine Says Yes (review)". Pop Matters.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 191. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
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