The Cool Kids are Chuck Inglish (23) and Mikey Rocks (19). They met while attending Art Institute in Chicago and in their short amount of time as a duo have been featured on Rolling Stone, Spin, Paper Magazine, CBS News, The New Yorker, The Fader and many more magazines to come. For the rest of 2007 and all of 2008, The Cool Kids are currently on a 30-day sold out tour with M.I.A and have just been featured on MTV 2 as an artist to watch and while planning to conquer the world the Cool Kids have also established their own LLC “C.A.K.E” recordings of which the two of them share equal ownership. It is under this label the dynamic duo have written, produced, recorded and engineered all of their own music. With less than one year together, they were able to compose a few songs and decided to test on the public. In Aug. 06 they began doing small local venues and parties.
Eventually, they teamed up with a couple of DJs professionally known as Flosstradamus. Flosstradamus held a monthly dance party at local club in the area, and they invited The Cool Kids to perform at a couple of their shows and word began to spread from there. In Mar. 2007 The Cool Kids joined Flosstradamus and other local acts from the area at SXSW. Following their performance at this show and the WMC in Miami with Dj A-trak, The Cool Kids began to garner national attention. Media personnel and all the major recording labels began to take notice.
They have shared the stage with big name acts such as, De La Soul and the Clipse at The 07 Pitchfork music Festival. Their songs “Mikey Rocks” and “88” have been featured in the HBO series Entourage and the video game NBA Live08, respectively. They were also featured on a Dj Benzi produced track with rap phenom Lil Wayne entitled “Getting It” where the two decidedly hold there own against the superstar; their video for the debut single “Black Mags.” was featured on MTVu Freshman Five. All of this was achieved without having a single or an album in circulation. Initially, the duo planned to release their album in July 07 however, due to their tremendous success, in such a short period of time, the release date for the album had to be pushed back. “We thought we¹d only need to press up a thousand CD¹s at best, said Mikey. But when we started getting messages from Sweden, Iceland, France and Germany we knew this may be bigger than we can handle at this stage.” In Oct. 2007 “The Cool Kids” signed a deal with Independent label Chocolate Industries. The highly anticipated album “The Bake Sale” is due to be released in Jan. 2008 by Chocolate Industries.
Produced by Chuck Inglish
Additional vocals by Tennille
Written by A. Reed (I'm from the Burbs) ASCAP and E. Ingersoll
(I made that noise ) ASCAP for C.A.K.E., L.L.C.
Recorded by Mikey Rocks at The Bakery, Chicago, IL
Mixed by Jonathan “JP” Keller at The Blender, Chicago, IL
Mastered by Dan Stout at Colossal Mastering, Chicago, IL
Management: Ch’rewd Management
Performed by the Cool Kids
Courtesy of Chocolate Industries
Written by Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks
Published by Creative Art for Kids Everywhere (C.A.K.E.)
All Rights Reserved. Used by permission.
Selected for the MLB 2K8 Soundtrack by Pitchfork Media.
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