Capital Kings

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Capital Kings
Origin Washington, D.C.
Genres Christian pop, Christian hip hop, electropop, dance-pop, dubstep, house music, hip house, CEDM
Years active 2010–present
Labels Gotee
Website capitalkingsmusic.com
Members Cole Walowac
Dylan Housewright
Past members Jon White[1]

Capital Kings is an American pop, electronic and Christian pop act[2] currently consisting of producer and rapper Cole Walowac and singer Dylan Housewright.[3]

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."[4]

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

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".[citation needed]

Their second album, II, was released on October 2, 2015.[7]

On February 23, 2016, White announced he would be leaving the group to make solo music under the name Nevada,[8][9] 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,[10] and soon he became the unannounced new replacement for White[1] after the release of their single I Can't Quit featuring Reconcile (rapper).[11]

Response[edit]

Critical[edit]

Capital Kings has received mainly positive praise 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."[12] 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."[13]

Personnel[edit]

Current
Cole Edward Walowac[14] – rapper, DJ, producer, vocals
Dylan Housewright
Former
Jonathan Dean "Jon" White[15] – lead vocals, background vocals, DJ, producer

Discography[edit]

Album appearances[edit]

Features[edit]

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

Remixes[edit]

Year Artist Album Song
2012 TobyMac Eye on It (deluxe edition)

Eye'M All Mixed Up (Remixes)

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

Overcomer (deluxe edition)

"Overcomer (Capital Kings Remix)"
Get Up: The Remixes "Good Morning (Capital Kings Remix)"
Colton Dixon A Messenger (expanded edition) "Never Gone (Capital Kings Remix)"
2015 Britt Nicole The Remixes "Amazing Life (Capital Kings Remix)"

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. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ Miller, Kiera (2016-08-02). "Capital Kings Brought Christian EDM to Nashville's Ryman Auditorium". Your EDM. Retrieved 2016-08-03. 
  4. ^ "Capital Kings Bio" (PDF). True artist. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Capital Kings Crowned New Face of Electronic Pop with Self-Titled Debut Album Out Today, January 8". Jesusfreak Hideout. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Capital Kings Self-Titled Debut Album Out Today". Retrieved January 29, 2013. [self-published source?]
  7. ^ "Capital Kings Announce Sophomore LP 'II' is Releasing in October[VIDEO]". BreatheCAST. 
  8. ^ "Capital Kings". Genius. Retrieved 2016-08-01. 
  9. ^ "Security Check Required". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-08-01. 
  10. ^ "Instagram photo by C Δ P I T Δ L K I N G S • Apr 17, 2016 at 5:15pm UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 2016-08-01. 
  11. ^ Capital Kings (Ft. Reconcile) – I Can't Quit, retrieved 2016-08-01 
  12. ^ "Capital Kings CD gets listeners' hearts pounding". The Houston Chronicle. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Capital Kings Crowned New Face of Electronic Pop with Self-Titled Debut Album Out Today, January 8". The Media Collective. Retrieved January 8, 2013. [self-published source?]
  14. ^ SESAC. "Songs by Writer :: Cole Edward Walowac". SESAC. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 
  15. ^ SESAC. "Songs by Writer :: Jonathan Dean White". SESAC. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 

External links[edit]

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