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Powerhouse singer Miss Connie Mitchell and producer extraordinaire Black Angus McDonald started making beautiful music together in 2004. As their reputation grew, thanks to the still-weekly Sneaky Sundays club night in Sydney, Sneaky Sound System released their self-titled debut album in 2006. Spearheaded by a spectacular salvo of hits – think UFO, Pictures and I Love It – the album charted top 5, was certified 3 x Platinum, and at one point featured four singles in the Top 40. Rounding off the year, Sneaky Sound System won ARIA awards (Australia’s version of the Grammys) for Best Dance Release and Best Breakthrough Artist.
Striking while the iron was all but on fire, second longplayer ‘2’ arrived in 2008, debuted at #1 on the ARIA album chart, and featured dancefloor slayers in the form of Kansas City, When We Were Young and the #1 UK club smash It’s Not My Problem. In 2009 I Will Be Here, a collaboration with Dutch superstar DJ Tiesto, took Sneaky Sound System to the top of the US dance airplay charts.
Album #3, From Here To Anywhere, landed in 2011 to critical acclaim – Australia’s biggest newspaper, The Herald Sun, named it their #2 album of the year, saying “(it’s) proof electronic music can have heart, soul and brains”. The hits We Love, Friends, Really Want To See You Again and the smash, Big, followed.
And in-between all this, proving she has a voice like no other, Miss Connie was invited to feature on the Kanye West/Jay-Z global #1 album ‘Watch The Throne’, Kanye’s ‘Graduation’ album, and albums by Rick Ross and Snoop Dogg.
Sneaky Sound System’s new single “Sunlight”, featuring Nicky Night Time, is due for release in May 2013.