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The Royal Gigolos - The success story

A party in September 2003 was the birth of the Royal Gigolos. The vocalists Melanie and Jay and the DJ/producer Tyson came together and found out that they shared the same enthusiasm about the classical 1966 tune “California Dreaming” by the Mamas & the Papas.

A jam session took place that evening and finally led to a date in the studio where Mel and Jay sang the lyrics of “California Dreaming” to DJ Tyson’s beats.

In January 2004 a sample of “Royal Gigolos – California Dreaming” was given to the German DJs. It took astonishingly little time for the production to hit number one in almost every German dance chart (e.g. ODC, GDP, DMC and so on). But that was only the beginning of a unique success story.

In only four weeks labels for the Royal Gigolos’ debut single had been found in each country of the world where music is being published. “California Dreaming” became number one in the national dance and club charts in more than twenty countries (for example Russia, the Ukraine, Hungary, all of Scandinavia, the Netherlands, France and Canada) and even reached the radio and sales charts.
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