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Tricky - 42% match to Sneaker Pimps

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Adrian Thaws, 27 January 1968, Knowle West, Bristol, England. One of the leading exponents of the trip-hop genre, Tricky began his musical career in the late 80s as a member of an informal crew of MCs, DJs and singers based in Bristol and known as the Wild Bunch. This collective eventually mutated into the pioneering Massive Attack, with Tricky contributing guest raps to  Read more

Massive Attack - 41% match to Sneaker Pimps

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This loose UK collective, formed by rapper 3D (Robert Del Naja, 21 January 1966, England), Daddy G (b. Grant Marshall) and Mushroom (b. Andrew Vowles, Knowle West, Bristol, England), emerged from Bristol’s experimental music scene. The trio spent several years working on various mobile sound systems, as well as releasing records as part of the Wild Bunch (‘Fucking Read more

Unkle - 37% match to Sneaker Pimps

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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U.N.K.L.E. is the recording name originally employed by James Lavelle (1974, Oxford, England) of leading UK hip-hop label, Mo’ Wax Records, and American turntablist DJ Shadow (b. Josh Davis, 1 January 1973, Hayward, California, USA). Their Psyence Fiction set was released amid a blaze of hype and publicity in September 1998, debuting at number 4 on the UK album chart an Read more

Morcheeba - 33% match to Sneaker Pimps

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Morcheeba, popularly known as the ‘trigger hippie’ UK trip-hop combo, was formed by Paul Godfrey, Ross Godfrey and Skye Edwards (Shirley Klarisse Yonavive Edwards, May 1974, London, England). The Godfrey brothers began working from their home town of Hythe, Kent, around the early 90s, drawing on a number of influences including 30s blues and hip-hop. This fusion re Read more

Portishead - 33% match to Sneaker Pimps

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Named after the sleepy port on the south-west coast of England where Geoff Barrow (9 December 1971, Walton in Gordano, Somerset, England) spent his teens. His intentions in forming the band were simple: ‘I just wanted to make interesting music, proper songs with a proper life span and a decent place in people’s record collections.’ Barrow started out as a tape Read more

Smoke City - 29% match to Sneaker Pimps

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This UK band from London, comprising Nina Miranda (vocals), Marc Brown (programming/turntables) and Chris Franck (12 September 1968, Düsseldorf, Germany; guitar/keyboards), shot into the public eye when their atmospheric track ‘Underwater Love’ was used as the soundtrack to a risqué Levi’s television advert in April 1997. Brown, a part-time DJ and Read more

Goldfrapp - 27% match to Sneaker Pimps

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 2000s
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Alison Elizabeth Goldfrap, 13 May 1966, Enfield, Middlesex, England. While studying for a degree in Fine Art at Middlesex University in the early 90s, Goldfrapp found her vocation in music and provided vocals on Maxinquaye, the award-winning 1995 debut of the UK trip-hop artist, Tricky. She also toured with him and worked with another acclaimed UK dance music act, Orbital be Read more

Recoil - 27% match to Sneaker Pimps

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Recoil is the name of the solo project created by Alan Wilder (Alan Charles Wilder, 1 June 1959, Hammersmith, London, England). A talented pianist and flautist while at school, Wilder became a studio assistant and session musician at London recording studios at the age of 16 before graduating through various unsuccessful bands such as the Dragons, Dafne And The Tenderspots, Read more

Cibo Matto - 23% match to Sneaker Pimps

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This highly original New York, USA-based band were formed by Japanese expatriates Miho Hatori (vocals) and Yuka Honda (keyboards). Honda had gone to New York in the mid-80s, playing with several experimental groups including Brooklyn Funk Essential. Hatori, who arrived in the USA in the early 90s, had originally sung in the Tokyo-based hip-hop band Kimidori. The two women came Read more

Nightmares On Wax - 22% match to Sneaker Pimps

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Based in Leeds, England, Nightmares On Wax began as a duo of George Evelyn (DJ EASE) and Kevin Harper. In the early 80s, Evelyn spent time breakdancing with the Soul City Rockers, alongside future members of Unique 3, and as Nightmares On Wax he began DJing with Harper at parties and then clubs in the mid-80s. At they same time they recorded three tracks, ‘Let It Roll’ Read more

Thievery Corporation - 21% match to Sneaker Pimps

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 2000s
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Rob Garza was already recording under the name Thievery Corporation when he met Eric Hilton in 1995. Hilton had a profound effect on the act’s output, channelling Garza’s predilection for fast breakbeats into a more understated, down-tempo sound and bringing acclaim from both sides of the Atlantic. Combining dub, lounge, jazz, hip-hop and Latin ingredients, their init Read more

Zero 7 - 21% match to Sneaker Pimps

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 2000s
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Described by some commentators as the UK’s answer to the French lounge-synth band, Air, Zero 7 comprises Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker. Friends from their childhood in north London, they both studied sound engineering, despite differing musical preferences that encompassed soul, jazz, classical and hip-hop. After college, they both worked at Mickie Most’s RAK Records s Read more

DJ Shadow - 20% match to Sneaker Pimps

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts Urban & Rap
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