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KLOUD 9

Enjoy The Ride

Kendall Duffie (Kloud 9)Born in Moline, Illinois near Chicago, twin brothers Kelvis and Kendall Duffie are the youngest of six children born to the late Maydean Brown. Raised in a single parent home by their church musician mother, they began singing in church at the age of four.

By the time they were 14, their natural talents were garnering attention, both in and out of church. The late Jerry Weaver, former lead guitarist for Aretha Franklin and producer for such names as Janet Jackson (debut album 1982,) and New Edition, took a strong interest in them and formed a Gospel group called Meekness.

After years of performing in and around the Gospel circuit, these aspiring young artists had already performed with industry legends Commissioned and Take 6; the group even recorded vocals on Bebe and Cece Winans “Relationships” album, but disbanded in the mid 90’s after minor success.

The knowledge and experience they garnered during this phase allowed them to prepare for bigger and better things. With music as the driving passion, Kendall embarked on a journey to find a creative outlet and headed for London where he lived for nearly two years.

Kelvis Duffie (Kloud 9)It was there he met producer Ray Hayden who produced the first solo project for Maysa, who introduced him to Incognito front man “Bluey”, who would later contribute to the debut project.

Walking two to three hours each way on the streets of London for short meetings with various record labels, Kendall finally caught the attention of industry veteran Ralph Tee’s label Expansion Records.

“When passion and destiny cross, success is inevitable” states Kendall “there were days I didn’t have enough money to eat and travel on the subway so I would walk everywhere. I was so focused and determined that I didn’t even realize how far I was actually walking everyday”!

It finally all paid off. In 1999 Expansion released the compilation “Soul Stepp’n” which included the duo’s first release entitled “Make You Mine” featuring Kirk Whalum. The song was one of the labels most sought after records in 1999. The momentum and buzz led to a record deal with Expansion and an opportunity for the guys to record a full CD.

Two years later, their debut CD “On Kloud 9” released and took the UK soul fraternity by storm. The album remained on top of the UK soul charts for the majority of 2002.

In 2005 Kloud 9 released their highly anticipated sophomore release ” Yearning To Love”.

They continue their mission to satisfy their fans with their 3rd Expansion album entitled “Enjoy The Ride”.

The lead single from this project is a hot little dancer entitled “Step” which has been lighting up dance floors since the group performed it live at May’s “Luxury Soul Weekender” in the UK. This song is an anthem to the ever-growing steppers movement .

Kloud 9The UK soul fraternity should be gawking for more after hearing the ever so mellow “Appreciation”. Drenched in class and sophistication, this song takes you right down that vintage Isley Brothers; The guys show off some smooth harmonies on the jazzy “All That Matters”. A classy soulful dancer complete with full band and a gorgeous sax bed laid by Donald Hayes (Stevie Wonder, The Whispers, Chaka Khan); “I’m Calling You” is a quiet stormer that should go down well with the smoochers. Warm chunky keyboards, a melodic old school moog bass and an oh-so-soulful guitar track compliments of Tom Hemby (Brian McKnight, Stephanie Mills, Bebe and CeCe Winans); Other tracks are “Everything That I Need”, easily the most commercial song on the record and will bring in the mainstream R&B crowd and garner airplay on commercial urban radio stations; The retro funky dancer “Loves Just Better With You” with lush harmonies and soulful vocals is screaming for a remix and will keep you dancing all night. For the house scene the track has been remixed by The Realm and added as a bonus track

This album is certain to further establish the twins in the ever-growing soul movement and if they never win another award, never sell a million records or never tour the world over again, one thing is certain and that is that they’re content with what they’ve achieved with this new album and they truly plan to just sit back and “Enjoy The Ride”

 
Everything Is Good 2nite
2009
Kloud 9 - Everything Is Good 2nite Track Listing:
01. Everything Is Good 2Nite featuring Incognito
02. Can't Stop Thinking About You
03. If You Ever
04. With Me
05. Gimme Gimme Gimme
06. Can't Be Love featuring Mitchell Jones
07. Special One
08. Off The Wall
09. She's Got That Kinda
10. Promise (Interlude) featuring Incognito
11. Isn't It Obvious
12. Dance Awhile
13. Priority
14. Happy
15. So Many Reasons (RP's Club Mix)
16. Everything Is Good 2Nite (Ski Oakenful Dance Mix)
Enjoy The Ride
2008
Kloud 9 - Yearning 2 Love Track Listing:
01. Everything That I Need
02. Appreciation
03. Never Give It Up
04. All That Matters
05. Grateful
06. Step
07. Love's Just Better With You
08. Can't Hold This Love
09. I'm Calling You
10. To Have Your Love
11. Enjoy The Ride
12. Duffie's Theme
13. Love's Just Better With You (The Realm Vocal Remix)
Yearning 2 Love
2005
Kloud 9 - Yearning 2 Love Track Listing:
01. Special One
02. Crave
03. Happy
04. Gimme gimme gimme
05. A Step Away
06. Can’t Be Love
07. I like It
08. Wanna Show You Love
09. So Many Reasons
10. Yearning To Love (Interlude)
11. Yearning To Love
12. The Kind of Man I Am
13. Don't Take It Personal
14. Just Another Day
15. Ready Willing Wanting
16. So Many Reasons (Copyright Mix)
On Kloud 9 (US Version)
2003
Kloud 9 - On Kloud 9 (US version) Track Listing:
01 Everything About This Love
02. Let's Not Lose featuring Karen Bernard
03. Never Knew
04. Can't Stop Thinking About You
05. If You Ever
06. With Me
07. Make You Mine featuring Kirk Whalum
08. Priority
09. Ready, Willing, Wanting
10. On Kloud 9 (interlude)
11. Promidse featuring Incognito
12. That's How Love Should Be
13. Mercy Of Your Love
14. Soul Mate
15. Lullaby For K.C.
16. A Moment
17. On Kloud 9
18. Keep Me Coming Around
 
On Kloud 9 (European version)
2002
Kloud 9 - On Kloud 9 (European version) Track Listing:
01. Can't Stop Thinking About You
02. If You Ever
03. Never Knew
04. That's How Love Should Be
05. Let's Not Lose featuring Karen Bernard
06. Priority
07. Soul Mate
08. On Kloud 9 (interlude)
09. Promidse featuring Incognito
10. With Me
11. Make You Mine featuring Kirk Whalum
12. Mercy Of Your Love
13. A Moment
14. Lullaby For K.C.
15. On Kloud 9
16. Keep Me Coming Around
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