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Groove Armada

 B i o g r a p h y

London's dance duo Groove Armada consists of Tom Findlay and Andy Cato.The group formed in the mid-'90s after being introduced by Cato's girlfriend and soon started their own club, also named Groove Armada (after a '70s discotheque), which featured their spinning.

By 1997 they released a handful of singles, including "4 Tune Cookie" and "At the River;" their debut album Northern Star followed the next year. 1999 saw the release of Vertigo, which made the top 20 of the British charts and silver status the UK. The album's singles achieved similar heights, including "I See You Baby," which was remixed by Fatboy Slim. The group followed this success with a stint as Elton John's opening band and the US release of Vertigo in early 2000. An album of remixes followed shortly after, featuring post-productions by DJ Icey and Tim "Love" Lee.

After releasing a mix album, Back to Mine, the duo returned with a sophomore production effort, 2001's Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub). The sassy style of Lovebox appeared in early 2003, highlighting a new kind of funk for Groove Armada. Collaborative efforts with Neneh Cherry, Nappy Roots, and R&B chanteuse Sunshine Anderson added to the kitschy cultural vibe found of Groove Armada's finest release to date.

Heather Phares, All Music Guide

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Back to Mine (DMC Publishing Ltd., 2000)