Milk & Sugar

Milk & Sugar are German-based house music producers Mike Milk (Michael Kronenberger) and Steven Sugar (Steffen Harding). The two have collaborated together since 1993 under a variety of names, including Axis, Hitch Hiker & Jacques Dumondt, and Mike Stone & Steve Heller.

Influenced in the mid-90’s by London´s disco house movement, Michael Kronenberger (aka Milk) und Steffen Harning (aka Sugar) teamed up as a DJ and producer duo and brought Milk & Sugar to life in 1997. Shortly afterwards, they founded their own label called Milk & Sugar Recordings. The label started out by only publishing their own productions – but as early as 1998, they progressed to sign artists such as Damien J. Carter, Tim Deluxe, Kid Alex and Robbie Rivera. In 2000, Milk & Sugar Recordings was awarded with the German Dance Award as the Best Independent Label Germany.

As a DJ- and producer duo, Milk & Sugar managed to break into the international scene with their song “Higher & Higher” in 2000, after the house music legend, David Morales included the song on a compilation album. In 2001, the song “Love Is in the Air” proved a Top-40 hit in the sales charts in Spain, Germany and England (it reached #25 in the UK Singles Chart). The song featured the original vocal track from the 1977 disco hit, “Love Is in the Air”, as performed by John Paul Young – who also appeared in the new music video along with Milk & Sugar in 2001.

In 2003 Milk & Sugar released their first album “Housemusic.de” and the most successful single “Let the Sun Shine”, an Ibiza-inspired re-make of The 5th Dimension’s #1 hit from 1969, “Let The Sunshine In”. It reached number 1 in Hungary and the USA Billboard Hot Dance Charts, as well as the Top 20 in the UK, Greece, Holland and Spain. The song was performed by British singer and actress Lizzy Pattinson, the sister of actor Robert Pattinson, who became a world star in the Twilight vampire saga.

In the years following, Milk & Sugar worked on their profile as DJs and re-mixers. They produced remixes for Jamiroquai, Janet Jackson, Usher, No Angels, Mya, Sarah Brightman, Samantha Mumba, Alex Gaudino, Room 5, Despina Vandi, Candy Williams, Masters At Work, Reamonn, Tim Deluxe, Steve Lawler and many more.

In 2005, Milk & Sugar released another chart success in Germany with Howard Jones 80s classic, “What Is Love“. Since 2005, Milk & Sugar have been working closely with London-based singer/songwriter Ayak Thiik, who was born in Sudan in 1983. In the beginning, they worked together on tracks inspired by latin house, such as “Shut Up” and “Need Your Loving“. Their third collaboration, “Stay Around (For This)” brought Milk & Sugar a further international hit. The song went on to be the most successful house track in 2007 in Brazil (Nr 2 in the charts) and in 2008, number 1 in the English club charts. In 2007 they also released their compilation “10 Years of Milk & Sugar” containing all their released hit songs for the latest 10 years of their musical career.

For “Let The Sun Shine 2009“, Milk & Sugar teamed up with the Jamaican vocalist, Gary Nesta Pine, known as the successor of Bob Marley from The Wailers, and the French DJ Bob Sinclair, who had a world hit with “Love Generation”. “Let The Sun Shine 2009” also managed to reach number 1 in the English Club charts.

The two follow-up collaborations between Milk & Sugar and Ayak, “You Got Me Burnin” and “Let The Love (Take Over)” also reached number 1 in the English club charts. In 2010 their single “Crazy“, performed by Ayak and Lady Chann, reached position 2 in the UK club charts.

The latest hit from Milk & Sugar is their rework of Vaya Con Dios classic “Hey (Nah Neh Nah)“, which is going to be released for wider audience in 2011 with remixes from Niels Van Gogh & Daniel Strauss, Lissat & Voltaxx and Alex Kenji. But for now, the Club Mix from Milk & Sugar themselves became #1 most downloaded song in Beatport.

Milk & Sugar Vs Vaya Con Dios – Hey Nah Neh Nah ( Milk & Sugar Vocal Mix)

Milk & Sugar – Love Is In The Air

Milk & Sugar – Let The Sun Shine

Milk & Sugar – Let The Love Take Over (Feat Ayak)

Milk & Sugar – Crazy (Feat Ayak & Lady Chann)

Milk & Sugar – Let The Sun Shine

Milk & Sugar – Stay Around (For This)

Milk & Sugar – You Got Me Burnin’

Milk & Sugar – Higher & Higher

Milk & Sugar Vs Vaya Con Dios – Hey Nah Neh Nah

Milk & Sugar – Love Is In The Air

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