Imagine walking into a church congregation worshipping to tranquil, yet uplifting music about God. Then…before you know it the house lights dim, lasers and LED walls illuminate the room, and two young producers/DJs jump off the booth as the Co2 cannons erupt onstage. If you were at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville last Saturday then this abrupt transition is basically what you experienced thanks to upcoming dance music duo, Capital Kings.
The Franklin, Tennessee-based duo consisting of Cole Walowac and Dylan Housewright are currently one of four artists on the “Positive Hits Tour” sponsored by Food for the Hungry and Christian radio stations, K-LOVE and Air1. The three remaining artists include former American Idol contestants, Danny Gokey and Hollyn, and Christian supergroup, Passion.
Despite being the only dance musicians on this tour and having a short 25-minute set, they fit right in and were a crowd favorite at the Ryman show. Capital Kings incorporate their Christian influences into their lyrics, and then combine these positive lyrics with euphoric BPMs including Pop, Melodic Dubstep, Progressive House, and Electro House…an enticing combination. Both members sang live, jumped off the booth, and maintained energy throughout their set. Let’s just say they got this family-friendly crowd raging before the final act. They mixed mostly originals like “Fireblazin'”, “Into Your Arms”, and “Live for the Drop”. My personal favorite was an unexpected edit of their song “Believer” with The Chainsmokers‘ hit single, “Roses.” Watch here:
Capital Kings signed to world-renowned TobyMac‘s label, Gotee Records in September 2012 and have been on the rise ever since. Though they have become a household name in the Christian Music scene, they’re beginning to crossover and grab the attention of dance music fans as well. It won’t be long before they’re playing some of our favorite clubs and festivals. In the meantime, check out their latest single “I Can’t Quit” featuring Reconcile: