Groove Armada

Rising to prominence as club DJs in the 1990s, the duo of DJ Andy Cato and producer Tom Findlay a.k.a. Groove Armada went on to become regulars in Ibiza and ran their own club night in London called Captain Sensual at the Helm of the Groove Armada, spinning everything from house to trip-hop to dancehall. The pair's debut album Northern Star (1998) didn't make a huge impact on the charts, but their second effort Vertigo (1999) rattled out a succession of summer anthems that set turntables alight across Europe. Pounding with throbbing rhythms and euphoric breaks, "If Everybody Looked The Same" and "I See You Baby" became gloriously funky floor-fillers, while the chillout comedown of "At The River" was used to soundtrack adverts for Marks & Spencer and remains burned into the collective consciousness of a generation. Buoyed by the success of the Grammy Award-nominated single "Superstylin," Groove Armada's third album Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub) (2001) was followed by Soundboy Rock (2007) and the Top 10 hits "Get Down" and pop-minded "Song 4 Mutya." Groove Armada picked up another Grammy nomination three years later for their sixth studio album Black Light, which featured a number of collaborators including Bryan Ferry and Will Young. Made up of alternative versions of songs from Black Light, along with one new track ("1980"), White Light also emerged that year. For the next decade Groove Armada maintained their reputation as a storming live act, playing at Glastonbury, Big Day Out and Coachella festivals and also founding the annual Lovebox Weekender mini-festival in London, which attracts over 50,000 people. The acclaimed pair have continuously put out releases during that time, including a volume of the Late Night Tales series in 2012 and their eighth studio album Little Black Book in 2015. In 2020, Groove Armada turned up the retro heat for their 1970s and 1980s-inspired ninth studio album, Edge of the Horizon, which welcomed a number of guests including Todd Edwards and Nick Littlemore.

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