Capital Kings

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Capital Kings
OriginWashington, D.C.
Genres
Years active2010–2018 (hiatus)
LabelsGotee
Websitecapitalkingsmusic.com
Past members
  • Cole Walowac
  • Jon White[1]
  • Dylan Housewright

Capital Kings was an American pop, EDM and Christian pop act.[2] The group went on indefinite hiatus on January 3, 2018.[3] The group originally consisted of producer and rapper Cole Walowac and singer Jon White, who was later replaced by Dylan Housewright.[4]

History[edit]

Jon White and Cole Walowac formed Capital Kings while still living in their hometown of Washington D.C. Jon White stated that he met Cole in his church nursery and that "we started playing in the youth group band... Cole would play drums and I would sing and that's how we started making music."[5]

Their debut album Capital Kings was released on January 8, 2013[6] and entered the Billboard Christian Albums Chart in the Top 5.[7]

They released a remix album, Remixd, on March 11, 2014, that included six remixed songs from their first album, and a new song, "Be a King".[8]

Their second album, II, was released on October 2, 2015.[9]

On February 23, 2016, during the Hits Deep Tour of which Capital Kings was a part, White announced he would be leaving the group to make solo music under the name Nevada,[10][11][12] leaving Walowac as the only member.[1] Within a few months, rumors began circulating that Dylan Housewright would be Jon White's replacement after he went on tour with Cole Walowac,[13] and soon he became the unannounced new replacement for White[1] after the release of their single "I Can't Quit" featuring Reconcile.[14]

In 2017, Capital Kings released a series of singles. "Love Is On Our Side" was released on June 2, 2017,[15] "Don't Wanna Wake Up" was released on August 4, 2017,[16] "All Good" was released on September 1, 2017[17] and "Rip It Up" was released on October 6, 2017.[18] Following the release of these singles, Capital Kings announced they would be taking an indefinite hiatus due to the birth of Dylan Housewright's child.[19]

Critical response[edit]

Capital Kings has received mainly positive reception since the release of their debut album. The Houston Chronicle noted that while there has been little success for crossover electronic-pop acts, "the one finally to break away from the herd just might be Capital Kings."[20] CCM Magazine said "There's a new sound in town thanks to Capital Kings, whose ingenious blend of electronic, hip hop, pop and even some dubstep has inspired everyone from TobyMac to Group 1 Crew and Mandisa…[Capital Kings] is quickly growing into a formidable force of their own thanks to the new self-titled long player on Gotee Records."[21]

Personnel[edit]

  • Cole Edward Walowac[22] – rapper, DJ, producer, vocals (2010–2018)
  • Jonathan Dean "Jon" White[23] – lead vocals, background vocals, DJ, producer (2010–2016)
  • Dylan Housewright – vocals (2016–2018)

Discography[edit]

Album appearances[edit]

Features[edit]

Year Artist Album Song
2013 Royal Tailor Royal Tailor "Ready Set Go"[24]
2014 Group 1 Crew #STRONGER "Keep Goin'"[25]
Da' T.R.U.T.H. Heartbeat "Loud & Clear (featuring Tedashii and Jon White [of Capital Kings])"[26]
2015 TobyMac This is Not a Test "This is Not a Test"[27]

Remixes[edit]

Year Artist Album Song
2012 TobyMac Eye on It (Deluxe Edition)[28]

Eye'M All Mixed Up (Remixes)[29]

"Me Without You (Capital Kings Remix)"
"Lose Myself (Capital Kings Remix)"
Dubbed and Freq'd: A Remix Project[30] "Showstopper (Capital Kings Remix)"
"Tonight (Capital Kings Remix)"
2013 Natalie Grant Hurricane (Deluxe Edition)[31] "Closer to Your Heart (Capital Kings Remix)"
David Crowder Band All This for a King: The Essential Collection[32] "After All (Holy) (Capital Kings Remix)"
2014 Mandisa Get Up: The Remixes[33]

Overcomer (Deluxe Edition)[34]

"Overcomer (Capital Kings Remix)"
Get Up: The Remixes "Good Morning (Capital Kings Remix)"
Colton Dixon A Messenger (Expanded Edition)[35] "Never Gone (Capital Kings Remix)"
Capital Kings Remixd[36] "Born to Love (featuring Britt Nicole) [McSwagger // Cap Kings Remix]"
2015 Britt Nicole The Remixes[37] "Amazing Life (Capital Kings Remix)"
TobyMac II[38] "This Is Not a Test (Capital Kings Remix)"
2018 TobyMac "I just need U. (Capital Kings Remix) – Single"[39]
2018 Ryan Stevenson "Child in Your Arms (Capital Kings Remix) [featuring Aaron Cole] – Single [40]

Awards[edit]

GMA Dove Awards
Year Award Result
2013 New Artist of the Year Nominated
2015 Rock/Contemporary Song of the Year ("Fireblazin") Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Capital Kings on Facebook – Hey CK Fans and Family! Cole here to let you..." Facebook. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  2. ^ "Capital Kings Crowned New Face of Electronic Pop". JamTheCity Radio. Archived from the original on February 16, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  3. ^ Longs, Herb. "Capital Kings Announces Split". thechristianbeat.org. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  4. ^ Miller, Kiera (August 2, 2016). "Capital Kings Brought Christian EDM to Nashville's Ryman Auditorium". Your EDM. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  5. ^ "Capital Kings Bio" (PDF). True artist. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 14, 2013. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
  6. ^ "Capital Kings Crowned New Face of Electronic Pop with Self-Titled Debut Album Out Today, January 8". Jesusfreak Hideout. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
  7. ^ "Capital Kings Self-Titled Debut Album Out Today". Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved January 29, 2013.[self-published source?]
  8. ^ "Capital Kings Release Single 'Be A King'". UMusicians. Retrieved June 11, 2020.
  9. ^ "Capital Kings Announce Sophomore LP 'II' is Releasing in October[VIDEO]". BreatheCAST.
  10. ^ "Capital Kings". Genius. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  11. ^ "Nevada". facebook.com. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  12. ^ "Jon White Announces Departure from Capital Kings". newreleasetoday.com. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  13. ^ "Instagram photo by C Δ P I T Δ L K I N G S • Apr 17, 2016 at 5:15pm UTC". Instagram. Retrieved August 1, 2016.[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ Capital Kings (Ft. Reconcile) – I Can't Quit, retrieved August 1, 2016
  15. ^ Longs, Herb. "Capital Kings Releases New Single "Love Is On Our Side"". TheChristianBeat.org. Retrieved June 11, 2020.
  16. ^ Longs, Herb. "Capital Kings Drop New Single "Don't Wanna Wake Up"". TheChristianBeat.org. Retrieved June 11, 2020.
  17. ^ "All Good ft. Hollyn – Single by Capital Kings | fnd". iTunes Store. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  18. ^ "Rip It Up ft. Aaron Cole – Single by Capital Kings | fnd". iTunes Store. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  19. ^ "Capital Kings Announces Disbandment". newreleasetoday.com. Retrieved June 11, 2020.
  20. ^ "Capital Kings CD gets listeners' hearts pounding". The Houston Chronicle. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  21. ^ "Capital Kings Crowned New Face of Electronic Pop". HM Magazine. Retrieved June 11, 2020.
  22. ^ "Songs by Writer :: Cole Edward Walowac". SESAC. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  23. ^ "Songs by Writer :: Jonathan Dean White". SESAC. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  24. ^ "Reach Radio". Reach Radio. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  25. ^ "Jesusfreakhideout.com: Group 1 Crew, "#Stronger EP" Review". jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  26. ^ "Premiere: Da' T.R.U.T.H. – Loud and Clear ft. Tedashii & Capital Kings". Rapzilla. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  27. ^ "This Is Not a Test featuring Capital Kings Song Lyrics | TobyMac Lyrics | Christian Music Song Lyrics, Christian Music | NewReleaseToday". www.newreleasetoday.com. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  28. ^ "Eye On It (Deluxe Edition) by tobyMac | fnd". fnd.io.
  29. ^ "Eye'M All Mixed Up (Remixes) by tobyMac on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  30. ^ "Dubbed & Freq'd – A Remix Project by tobyMac on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  31. ^ "Hurricane (Deluxe Edition) by Natalie Grant on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  32. ^ "All This for a King: The Essential Collection – David Crowder Band | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  33. ^ "Mandisa – Get Up: The Remixes – Amazon.com.com Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  34. ^ "Mandisa – Overcomer (Deluxe Edition)". discogs. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  35. ^ "A Messenger Expanded Edition CD – Colton Dixon Store". stores.kotisdesign.com. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  36. ^ "Capital Kings Remixd CD". Gotee Records. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  37. ^ "THE REMIXES by Britt Nicole on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  38. ^ "Amazon.com: This Is Not a Test (Capital Kings Remix) [feat. Tobymac]: Capital Kings: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  39. ^ "I Just Need U. (Capital Kings Remix) – Single by TobyMac". iTunes Store. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  40. ^ "Child in Your Arms (Capital Kings Remix) [feat. Aaron Cole] – Single by Ryan Stevenson". iTunes Store. Retrieved January 18, 2019.

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