The Music of Harvey Street Kids
Harvey Street Kids tells the neighborhood stories of Audrey, Lotta, and Dot from Harvey Comics - a popular line of comic books in print from the mid to late 1900s. You may remember others from their world which was home to Casper the Friendly Ghost, Wendy the Good Witch, and Richie Rich.
We worked with our frequent collaborator, composer Jay Vincent, providing song production and electronic music for this Netflix Original series produced by DreamWorks Animation.
A whole lotta Lotta
The sound of Lotta is the culmination of the past fews years of Future Vega releases. We have all the hits: Serum pads, Spire plucks, EDM risers, and a huge variety of synths used in place of traditional orchestra. There’s a duality in Lotta’s score between her sweet/sparkly and “hulk Lotta” moments - you can read more about it here in an interview Ryan did with MPAA.
I Got You, Dude
In this season one ditty, Lotta tries unsuccessfully to win the affections of Marco the cat. This song was crafted to sound like a karaoke backing track and with purposefully tinny 80s electronic piano and drums. And don’t forget the synth horns - the staple of any cheap karaoke track.
I Got You, Dude - but in German
This was the first time one of Ryan’s songs was translated in another language! And it’s included here as a memory because it’s amazing.
The show is also available in Spanish, French and Cantonese.
Crush4U: Harvey Street Heartthrobs
The residents of Harvey Street are obsessed with Crush4U, the show’s fabulous boy band voiced by real-life boy band legends Nick Lachey (98 Degrees), Joey Fatone (*NSYNC), Joey McIntyre (New Kids on the Block), and Shawn Stockman (Boys II Men).
Ryan co-wrote and produced Crush4U’s EP, as well as a collection of other ditties used throughout the series.
*A previously released art asset appears to have been removed by the network so we took it down too.
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We are very fortunate to be continuing on with DreamWorks Animation to compose music for a second show! Production started in the fall and we will talk more about it as soon as we can.
That’s all for now! Enjoy these pics from our favorite crew moments.
- Ryan & Courtney
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