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Sneaker Pimps

Sneaker Pimps were a downtempo/trip-hop band which formed in Hartlepool, England in 1995. The band best known for their first album Becoming X released in 1996, and particularly its highest charting single "6 Underground". As Line of Flight and Frisk, DJs and childhood friends Chris Corner and Liam Howe (from Middlesbrough and Hartlepool in the NE of England) released two EPs: "Soul of Indiscretion" and "World as A Cone" in the early 1990s. While not nearly as complex as the song-based material they would produce .

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Genre: trip-hop, electronic, chillout

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Sneaker Pimps are a British electronic music band formed in Hartlepool, England, in 1994. They are best known for their first album, Becoming X (1996), and the singles "6 Underground" and "Spin Spin Sugar". They took their name from an article the Beastie Boys published in their Grand Royal magazine about a man they hired to track down classic sneakers. The band was founded by Liam Howe and Chris Corner, who later recruited Kelli Ali (then known as Kelli Dayton) as lead singer, and long-time friend Ian Pickering to co-write the lyrics. After the first album, the band felt that demos for the second album (on which Corner provided the guide vocals) better suited his voice, especially in regard to the more raw, personal quality of the lyrics. Following the promotional tour for Becoming X, Dayton was dismissed from the group, and Corner became the singer.In May 2015, founding member Liam Howe hinted via Twitter that Sneaker Pimps would return. In April 2016, Chris Corner (as IAMX) seemingly confirmed their plans to release a fourth album in an image posted to Twitter...

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#NowPlaying 6 Underground by Sneaker Pimps 🎶🎸👟 #90s #music

John Ciappetta (runecaster_)

So thankful for my uncle listening to weird ass music like Squarepusher, Sneaker Pimps, Fatboy Slim, Plaid etc when…

Jordan 🤠 (jordvnx)

@CZARINAnyc Amen!! So much great music came out of the genre. Sneaker Pimps are one of my biggest musical influences even to this day!

Lucid Theory 🌴 (lucid_theory)

sneaker pimps really started to suck once they kicked kelli out. happy to see this album pop up again

nick (centuries0fdamn)

@Rickallden @RickandPaul At a push - Sneaker Pimps? Not really a close match, but I've enjoyed their chill-out musi…

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