Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Moonbeats Asia Presents Snakehips Live in Manila
SNAKEHIPS have decided it’s time to reveal themselves as 24 year old Londoners Oliver Lee and James Carter. Despite a shared home city, the pair met on separate business trips to Hong Kong, where they bonded over shared musical interests. They shared a flight to L.A., began talking music and booked a studio in which to work on a track. It went so well that within days of returning to London they nudged their laptops together and Snakehips was born.
The pair’s first release was a remix of Chicago band Wild Belle’s It’s Too Late; their next a remix of Gold by electronic duo Bondax. Both used only the original vocal, topped the Hype Machine chart and revealed Snakehips’ love of ‘90s hip hop, disco and vintage soul.
The reaction to their own music, however, was in a different league. The steamy, sultry, lushly-produced On & On, featuring up-and-coming, Australian singer George Maple, sent blogs in to a frenzy, reached the Top 10 of the iTunes electronic charts on both sides of the Atlantic and caught the attention of Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Mistajam and Monki, for whom Snakehips recorded a guest mix.
With a debut album also in the pipeline, there’s certainly a lot more of exciting things in store from the London based production duo.
MOONBEATS ASIA x BLACK MARKET PRESENTS:
SNAKEHIPS IN MANILA
Date: Tuesday 13 December 2016, 9pm - Late
Venue: Black Market
Admission: Online Presale 1500PHP (SOLD OUT) / Online Regular (2000PHP) / Doors 2000PHP
*Available via www.moonbeats.asia*
STRICTLY 18 AND ABOVE ONLY