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Bath, United Kingdom

Propellerheads is a British music band from Bath made up of producers Will White and Alex Gifford. The term “Propellerhead” is n slang for a computer nerd, and when Gifford and White heard a friend from California drop this into conversation, they thought it the perfect name for their band.

Their first release was an EP named Dive!, published in 1996 through independent label . They gained fame the next year by providing a remix for Bond composer David Arnold’s Bond tribute album Shaken & Stirred covering John Barry’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, the theme song to the sixth James Bond film, re-orchestrated by Arnold. The single “History Repeating” followed, a collaboration with jazz diva Shirley Bassey, fusing big beat with jazz.

Their only album to date is Decksandrumsandrockandroll, released in 1998 by Wall of Sound in the UK and Europe and DreamWorks in the US and Japan. The Dreamworks versions include collaborations with hip hop veterans De La Soul and Jungle Brothers, and the Japanese version is a sought-after 2 Disc Special Edition including some of their earlier singles. A track from the album, “Spybreak!”, became widely known after its use in the famous lobby scene in The Matrix.

After touring for their hit album, Will White fell ill.

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  • DMITRII_GHETTO

    Очень талантливые, спору нет

    16 Oct 3:17am Reply
  • BigAxe49

    This is some top notch shit

    26 Aug 4:45pm Reply
  • wheresyourblues

    Жаль, что дальше дебютника не пошли, талантливые были парни.

    9 May 8:40pm Reply
  • Graf1982

    Classic)

    15 Mar 11:48am Reply
  • QuintonDempsey

    Please reunion.

    26 Jun 2013 Reply
  • HimitsuUK

    "After touring for their hit album, Will White fell ill." Well that's depressing.

    21 Apr 2013 Reply
  • garynotrashcoug

    I've lived in California all of my life (quite near Silicon Valley, actually) and outside of this artist, I've never heard the expression "propellerhead" before.

    3 Dec 2012 Reply
  • mark-weaver

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    1 Aug 2012 Reply
  • debux

    There are so many good tracks in the singles... people should listen to them!

    21 Jul 2012 Reply
  • obrad78

    ........:)

    26 May 2012 Reply
  • X-Cite

    mostly because the best musicians can't earn enough to support their families only with making music, and consequently they pick a full-time job and some family time instead.

    26 Dec 2011 Reply
  • DaggerDevil

    Охуитительные!

    22 Nov 2011 Reply
  • BarackFlowbama

    Funky.

    27 Oct 2011 Reply
  • fmorisson

    клевые!!!

    18 Oct 2011 Reply
  • nimrodella

    <3 the first cd I ever bought from my pocket money was decksandrumsandrockendroll

    16 Oct 2011 Reply
  • GarthRodgers

    Just...wow. Never ages or gets tired.

    29 Jul 2011 Reply
  • nikcharity

    We all loved the Matrix but I've been waiting since I was about 6 to hear some more of your stuff, boys. Chop chop...

    25 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Taggueg

    Velvet Pants! ♥ Fantastic Beginning! (2) & These guys should spend more time making new music and less time walking away from explosions. [3] ^^ Bang on again!!! \m/

    15 May 2011 Reply
  • Ninja1980

    These guys should spend more time making new music and less time walking away from explosions. [2]

    13 May 2011 Reply
  • Jezs00

    These guys should spend more time making new music and less time walking away from explosions.

    29 Apr 2011 Reply
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