Valentin Brunel (born 17 December 1996), better known by his stage name Kungs, is a French DJ, record producer and musician. He released his first album Layers in 2016 after success with “This Girl”, a collaboration with Cookin’ on 3 Burners that became an international hit for him, and the follow-ups “Don’t You Know” featuring Jamie N Commons and “I Feel So Bad” featuring Ephemerals.
Cookin’ on 3 Burners are an Australian funk trio from Melbourne, consisting of Jake Mason, Dan West and Ivan Khatchoyan. Their 2009 song “This Girl” was remixed by French DJ and record producer Kungs and released in February 2016, peaking at number one in France, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Latvia, Scotland and number 2 on the UK Singles Chart.
Originally made up of Hammond organ player Jake Mason, guitarist Lance Ferguson, and drummer Ivan Khatchoyan, the trio formed in 1997. In 2000 they released Steamed Up on the Newmarket Music label. The instrumental album features Melbourne-based guitarist Matt Kirsch. In 2002 the ensemble released their first 7″ single, “Gravel Rash/Pie Warmer” on the Bamboo Shack label and in 2005 they signed to Knowfoowl Records (for Australia and New Zealand) and UK-based label Freestyle Records (ROW).