CANADIAN music artists have become regular on the Billboard charts over the past decade and Skye Holland, 25 and Steve Kroeger, 26, are no exception and are celebrated around the globe for reaching chart status with every release. “Kids” is a new pop/dance track remix of its original released in 2008 by American pop/rock band MGMT. Produced by Prodigy Records and distributed locally by Ivory Music and Video, it is now streaming on all major platforms, and available for purchase on all major music distribution services.
Their current hit “So Close” has held steady on the Top 10 US Billboard Dance/Mix Show National Airplay Chart and demonstrates how a song can transform and morph into something different with great writers at the helm — Holland (vocals), Kroeger (producer), J$N (producer), with additional production by Achtabahn.
“MGMT’s ‘KIDS’ is such a nostalgic track for us, so we were very excited to reinterpret it in a modern and creative way. There are so many good memories and feelings attached to this song and we want our listeners to experience that as well,” says Kroeger.
Skye Holland started her music career at 10 years old in a Japanese pop group called HappyNs’ which resulted in her first debut single, “Realistic.” Then at 12 years old, she moved from Japan to Canada where during high school she met Kroeger, a producer, singer, and composer.
On the other hand, Steve Kroeger was voted “Future Star” by Bell Media/iHeartRadio which launched him into the top 35 on the Top 40 and Hot AC Charts in Canada, establishing him firmly as one of Canada’s chart-topping producers with his music being aired nationally on SiriusXM, iHeart Evolution, and Pride Radio and Channel Q in the States.
Their first collaboration was “We Are United” which reached #38 on the Billboard Dance/Mix Show US National Airplay Chart. Currently, “So Close” has reached #17 on the same Billboard chart, and on the Top 5 Media Base chart. Previous chart-topping hits include: “Coastline,” “Waiting For the Break,” and “On My Mind.”
Call it luck or being an excellent song writer when an artist is fortunate enough to have their music placed in other mediums it is sure to propel them forward in their career. Kroeger’s and Holland’s music has received placements on such popular TV series as: “Temptation Island,” “Young and the Restless,” “Two Broke Girls,” “Pawn Stars,” “WWE Countdown,” “Real Housewives of Miami,” and more.