Styalz Fuego

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Styalz Fuego
Birth name Kaelyn Behr
Born Byron Bay, Australia
Genres Hip-hop, R&B, pop, dance
Occupation(s) Music producer, vocalist, songwriter
Years active 2005-present
Labels Affinity Music

Kaelyn Behr (born Byron Bay, Australia), better known by his producer name Styalz Fuego, is an Australian music producer, vocalist and songwriter. He has produced, written and performed on music across a number of genres including hip-hop, pop, R&B and electronic music. He has been based in Melbourne, Australia since 2003.

His most notable works include his recordings with 360, including the four-times platinum "Boys Like You" and as executive producer and producer/co-writer on all tracks for 360's double-platinum selling album "Falling & Flying".[1]

Fuego has won a number of music awards. He was named the 2012 ARIA Producer Of The Year and the 2013 APRA Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year.

History[edit]

Fuego was born in Byron Bay, Australia.[citation needed] In 2007, Styalz produced the Chamillionaire’s hit “Not a Criminal” featuring Kelis, which received negative reviews ("A pointless Kelis cameo and lackluster lines"). [2] Around this time, he also began to remix a number of songs for artists including Sneaky Sound System, Savage, and Chris Lilley’s Summer Heights High character Mr. G.[citation needed]

Across 2009 and 2010, Fuego continued working with a number of local and international acts, producing for hip-hop artists (Illy, Stylah, Ja Rule), US based gospel artists (Terrell King, Karima Kibble) and beginning his foray into dance music production and songwriting.[citation needed]

A year later in 2011, Fuego had multiple successes as a producer. As executive producer on 360’s album “Flying & Falling”, Fuego produced and/or co-wrote all tracks. The album went onto reach double platinum selling status in Australia. The album included three platinum selling tracks in "Killer", “Run Alone” and "Child".[3] Fuego was chosen by Chris Lilley to compose music for his HBO/BBC/ABC Angry Boys series in 2011.[4]

Fuego's record with 360 "Boys Like You" achieved quadruple-platinum status in Australia with sales of over 250,000. It maintained its position in the Australian Top 50 Singles chart for 29 weeks. 15 weeks in the Top 20 and 10 weeks in the Top 10, with a peak of 3rd position.[citation needed]

Vocals & Songwriting[edit]

In 2012, Fuego's vocals were used on Tommy Trash’s collaboration with Aston Shuffle "Sunrise (Won’t Get Lost"), which was released on Axwell's Axtone label in October 2012. It went on to top the Beatport charts for just under four straight weeks.[5]

Fuego's vocal has since appeared on several works, including a collaboration with UK grime artist Wiley “Tomorrow”, Seth Sentry’s “Float Away”, Diafrix’s “Running It”, 360’s “Child” (all of which he also produced) and the subsequent The Aston Shuffle single “Can’t Stop Now”. Most recently, his vocals appear in the background of the The Knocks/St Lucia collaboration “Modern Hearts” of which Styalz also wrote.

In 2013, Fuego co-wrote the song “Astronaut” for UK singer/songwriter Joel Compass, which was added to BBC 1.[6]

In October of 2013, Fuego's first official credit as a vocalist - under his given name Kaelyn Behr on the Thomas Gold collaboration "Remember" from Axwell's Axtone label - premiered on Danny Howard's BBC Radio 1 Show[7]

’96 Bulls[edit]

In 2010, Fuego began producing disco-house tracks and remixes, and DJ’ing with partner Zac Hayse, under the name '96 Bulls.

Under the ’96 Bulls moniker, Fuego has created acclaimed official remixes for a number of notable acts, including Miami Horror, The Wombats, St Lucia, The Knocks, PNAU and Barbara Tucker and has gained a small cult following amongst nu-disco and house circles.

Fuego is currently working on the first ’96 Bulls original material for release in 2014.

Awards[edit]

He won the ARIA Award for his work on the album in late 2012.[8] [9] [10] In July 2013, Styalz went onto win the APRA Award for “Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year”.[11] [12]

Discography[edit]

Production/Co-Writes/Vocals[edit]

Year Role Artist Track Album Label Note
2007 Production Dynamic Duo "Re-Writing The Resume" Enlightened EMI Korea Peaked at #4 on the Korean Album Charts, reaching Gold sales
2007 Production Joosuc "Real World" Seoul City’s Finest - Superior Vol.2 Universal Korea
2007 Production Chamillionaire feat Snoop Dogg & Busta Rhymes "Not A Criminal (Remix)' Ultimate Victory Universal US
2007 Production Chamillionaire feat Kelis "Not A Criminal Ultimate Victory Universal US Peaked at #26 US Rhythmic Radio / #21 U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks
2008 Remixer Mr G (Summer Heights High) "Naughty Girl" (Styalz Fuego Remix) Summer Heights High EMI Australia
2008 Remixer Sneaky Sound System "UFO" (Styalz Fuego Remix) "UFO" Single Independent
2009 Production / Co-Write Christian Alexander feat Ja Rule "Too Fine" Urban Nature Independent Peaked at #38 ARIA Singles Chart
2009 Producer / Co-Write / Vocals X & Hell All Tracks Million Dollar Sex Party Illusive/Liberation
2009 Production Karima Kibble "So Happy" / "The Light" Just Karima Life Music / Warner US Top 40 Billboard Gospel Chart
2010 Production / Co-Write Illy "I Know" The Chase Obese Records
2010 Production Stylah feat. Memphis Bleek & Graph "Them Boys" Treading Water Independent UK
2010 Production Smashproof "It's Friday" The Weekend Universal NZ Taken from The Weekend LP – #1 RIANZ Album Chart. “Its Friday” peaked at #18 on RIANZ Single Chart
2010 Production Terrell King "Last Chance" Almost Clear EP Avista / Warner US Taken from The Weekend LP – #1 RIANZ Album Chart. “Its Friday” peaked at #18 on RIANZ Single Chart
2011 Co-Producer / Co-Write / Vocals All The Lights "Chasing Colours" "Chasing Colours" Single Ministry of Sound Australia
2011 Production / Co-Write Tom Piper feat Chrome & Stylah "Ooh Now" "Ooh Now" Single Bam Bam
2011 Production / Co-Write Stan Walker "Tear Down These Walls" Let The Music Play Sony Australia
2011 Producer / Co-Write / Vocals Diafrix feat Daniel Merriweather "Simple Man"
2011 Production / Co-Write S.Mouse All S.Mouse Tracks Angry Boys TV Show ABC / HBO / BBC
2011 Producer / Co-Write / Vocals 360 feat Pez "Just Got Started" Falling & Flying EMI / Soulmate
2011 Producer / Co-Write / Vocals 360 feat Josh Pyke "Throw It Away" Falling & Flying EMI / Soulmate
2011 Executive Producer / Co-Writes / Vocals 360 All Tracks Falling & Flying EMI / Soulmate 2 x Platinum / #4 ARIA Album Debut / 54 Straight Weeks in ARIA Album Chart / ARIA Award "Breakthrough Artist" & "Producer of the Year" / 6 x ARIA Nominations / 5 x Gold or Platinum Singles
2012 Producer / Co-Write / Vocals Diafrix "Running It" Pocket Full of Dreams Illusive / Liberation
2012 Producer / Co-Write / Vocals 360 "Run Alone" Falling & Flying EMI / Soulmate Platinum
2012 Producer / Co-Write / Vocals 360 "Child" Falling & Flying EMI / Soulmate Platinum
2012 Producer / Co-Write / Vocals 360 "Killer" Falling & Flying EMI / Soulmate Platinum
2012 Producer / Co-Write / Vocals 360 "Killer" Falling & Flying EMI / Soulmate Certified 4 x Platinum AU / #8 JJJ Hottest 100 / Top 5 ARIA Single
2012 Co-Production / Co-Write / Vocals The Aston Shuffle "Won't Get Lost" Single Milton-Archer
2012 Producer / Co-Write / Vocals Seth Sentry "Float Away" / "Vacation" / "Langoliers Banquet" This Was Tomorrow Independent Debut #4 ARIA Album Charts
2012 Vocals / Co-Production Aston Shuffle "Can't Stop Now" Single Milton-Archer
2012 Executive Producer / Co-Writes / Vocals Diafrix All Tracks Pocket Full of Dreams Illusive Features Dwele, Daniel Merriweather, 360, Stan Walker, N'fa
2012 Vocals Tommy Trash vs Aston Shuffle "Sunrise (Won't Get Lost)" Single Axtone #1 Beatport four weeks straight
2013 Production Tyree "Keep The Change" Motivation Move The Crowd / Warner NZ
2013 Production / Vocals / Co-Write Spit Syndicate "Folly" Sunday Gentleman Obese Records
2013 Production / Vocals / Co-Write Owl Eyes "Several" Nightswim Wunderkind/Liberation
2013 Production / Co-Write Grey Ghost "Long Way Home" The Elixir EP EMI Australia
2013 Production / Vocals / Co-Write Wiley feat Megaman "Tomorrow" The Ascent Warner UK
2013 Co-Write Joel Compass "Astronaut" Astronaut EP Black Butter
2013 Co-Production / Co-Write The Son featuring 360 "All I Know" All I Know Single Universal Australia
2013 Co-Production (with Cameron Parkin) / Co-Write Elizabeth Rose "The Good Life" / Several EP Independent
2013 Vocals / Co-Write Thomas Gold "Remember" Single Axtone

'96 Bulls Remixes[edit]

Year Role Artist Track Album Label Note
2010 Remixer Jump Jump Dance Dance "Show Me The Night ('96 Bulls Remix)" Show Me The Night Single EMI Australia
2010 Remixer Miami Horror "I Look To You ('96 Bulls Remix)" I Look To You Single EMI Australia
2011 Remixer The Wombats "Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves) ('96 Bulls Remix)" Tokyo Single EMI UK
2011 Remixer Little Red "Rock It ('96 Bulls Remix)" Rock It Single Liberation
2011 Remixer The Knocks "Dancing With The DJ ('96 Bulls Remix)" Dancing With The DJ Single Heavy Roc
2011 Remixer Gold Fields "Treehouse ('96 Bulls Remix)" Treehouse Single EMI Australia
2011 Remixer St Lucia "All Eyes On You ('96 Bulls Remix)" All Eyes On You Single Universal US
2011 Remixer The Knocks "Brightside ('96 Bulls Remix)" Brightside Single Heavy Roc
2012 Remixer The Aston Shuffle "Won't Get Lost" ('96 Bulls Remix) Won't Get Lost Single Milton-Archer
2012 Remixer 360 "Run Alone" ('96 Bulls Revisit) Run Alone Single EMI / Soulmate
2012 Remixer Barbara Tucker "Stop Playing With My Mind" ('96 Bulls Remix) Strictly Rhythm Vol 9 Strictly Rhythm

References[edit]

  1. ^ "360 falling flying track by track". All Aussie Hip-Hip. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Not a Criminal". About. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "360 – Falling & Flying (Fighting & Fucking) Interview". All Aussie Hip-Hop. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Angry Boys (Official Trailer)". Affinity Music Group. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Aston Shuffle vs. Tommy Trash - Sunrise". Affinity Music Group. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Joel Compass – Astronaut EP". Black Butter. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Joel Compass – Astronaut EP". BBC. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Northern Rivers a hotspot for ARIA winners". NorthernStar. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Winners By Year". ARIA Awards. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "Rocking the ARIA red carpet". News.com. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "Congratulations to Styalz Fuego Winning Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year at the APRA Awards". Simpsons.com.au. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Breakthrough Award". APRA Amcos. Retrieved 25 September 2013.