It’s Candy time! In conjunction with Universal Music & Jazz FM, Kiss The Frog launch Peppermint Candy – the new home of all things Swing, Lindy and Rockabilly!
What a ride! We’re finally there and we’re all loving the results. Peppermint Candy, a project pulled together by a big group of entities has gone live. And we’re really excited that Kiss The Frog were there from the inception of its digital presence right through to today – launch date!
Curated by swing connoisseurs, hip DJs and vintage style icons Broken Hearts, Peppermint Candy is the first fruition of a joint venture between Universal Music and Jazz FM. This 2-CD collection charts the story of the swing genre via the most danceable swing songs from the 1920s to the present day and it’s an absolute belter, connecting the Harlem hep cats of the 1930s to today’s sexy, exuberant clubbers of the electro swing scene.
But it’s not only that – it’s a scene, an attitude, a style – a real exciting expedition into the culture and history of this undying genre. The site aims to be a hub for all of this – interactivity amongst fellow lovers of the music and style where users can upload their favourite playlists, watch videos, share galleries and enter competitions (such as the launch party at London’s famous Cobden Club in July!). On top of all this, it’s a real promotion for the upcoming Peppermint Candy compilations album which features a wondrous combination of the Kings and Queens of the genre, such as Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Etta James, Nat King Cole, Count Basie, Duke Ellington to the modern giants, The Correspondents, Jurassic 5 and of course the delicious diva, Chirstina Aguilera.
We’ve had awesome feedback from the guys down at Universal, Jazz FM and also The Broken Hearts DJs Amber & Nisha, and we’re over the moon to be able to share it all with you.