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Famed EDM act K5, ruled the airwaves and the club scene in the 90’s with their hit songs Passion & Red Alert. K5 had anumber of other radio & club hits in 2000s.

KJ the founding member and producer of the group has continued with countless collaborations and has continued to contribute to the EDM world of vocal breaks.

KJ wrote and recorded “Passion” with sweet sounding vocals of Tammy Wright. It was first released on
Orlando’s KRAM Records. It sold over 8,000 copies on 12″ vinyl and garnered a lot of mix-show play and mainstream radio play. It received such a response, that a bidding war for the single and subsequent album then followed. After offers from several major labels, K5 was signed to Robbins Entertainment/BMG for the U.S. and ISBA Records for Canada, Formaldehyde/Mercury Records for the U.K and Universal Records Germany. The single for “Passion” went on to sell more than 1,000,000 copies worldwide and earned K5 a gold record for selling 500,000 copies of Passion in the U.S.

HouseFly68 on Discogs.com says,

It doesn’t happen often, but every so often a record will come along that dramatically impacts peoples listening habits. “Passion” by K5 just so happens to be one of those. Released in 1996 this breakbeat stormer brought dance music out of the clubs and into the main stream. Almost immediately after its release “Passion” could be heard on countless radio stations, not only during the night time dance party mixes, but during the daytime broadcasts as well. “Passion” was one of the first songs that led to the term “female vocal” being used loosely as a description for sub-genre of breaks. Regardless of how Jaded or Old Skool you have become over the years, “Passion” is one of those rare tunes that no matter how over played as it has become, chances are that you can remember where you were the first time you heard that breakbeat and those vocals. At the time there really was nothing else quite like it.

Best of Orlando says,
most notably Orlando-based K5’s “Passion.” The song charted on Billboard’s Hot 100 at #14, became identified with the “Florida Sound” and continues to receive airplay on local station WXXL-FM (106.7) long after its release.

The Orlando Sentinel says,
The mainstream is starting to take notice. The song ”Passion,” by K5 on Orlando’s Kram Records, has gotten airplay on commercial stations such as 106.7 FM (WXXL). (K5 is an anomaly in that it’s a group. Most dance music is DJ-generated and relies heavily on samples.) With new major-label distribution, the track is starting to break at stations across the country.

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Soundtracks

Red Alert
(1996)
Written by Kevin Shiver (as KJ)
Performed by K5
Courtesy of Robbins Entertainment, LLC

Passion
(1996)
Written by Kevin Shiver (as KJ)
Performed by K5
Courtesy of Robbins Entertainment, LLC

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