|Labels||Central Station, Dinky, AATW, Ultra Records, LNG, Xelon, Universal Music TV, Independent Artist|
|Past members||Belinda Tartaglia (2001–2010)|
Slinkee Minx (also known as Slinky Minx) are a dance act from Melbourne, Australia, who formed in 2001 and are best known for their 2004 cover of Belinda Carlisle's "Summer Rain", which debuted at No. 5  on the Australian ARIA Music Charts and No 1. on the DMC World Hard House Chart.
Slinkee Minx tracks have featured on over 100 compilation and dance albums across the globe. Of note, Slinkee Minx have featured on multiple Clubland compilation releases in the UK. Clubland are a series of compilation albums released by Universal Music TV, AATW.
The band released their debut album Electric Dreams in 2007 which contained the dance and mainstream chart hits "Summer Rain", "Closer", "Way of Life" and "Someday".
- 1 Biography
- 2 Discography
- 3 Television Appearances / DVD Releases
- 4 References
- 5 External links
2001–2004: Early years
Annemare Failla, Michelle Palmer and Belinda Tartaglia made up the original Slinkee Minx lineup. The trio have similar backgrounds, all three were singing and dancing from a young age. Annemarie and Belinda met at a young age in primary school and from the age of 15 the two girls started writing and performing together. Annemarie and Michelle met working as editors of two highly successful online magazines. Michelle Palmer joined with Annemarie and Belinda in 2001 to form Slinkee Minx.
The girls released a number of songs (as featuring artists, not credited) between 2001 and 2004 which featured on Compilation albums.
2004–2009: Electric Dreams
Their first officially released single in 2004 "Summer Rain" reached #5 in the Aria Singles Chart, spent 14 weeks in the Aria top 40 charts including 5 weeks in the top 10 and spent 11 weeks at number one in the Australian ARIA Dance charts. In a 2004 interview with Zebra Magazine, Slinkee Minx stated that they decided to remake "Summer Rain" as it was an "old time favorite" song they all enjoyed.
"Summer Rain" was the 51st most broadcast song on Radio in Australia, was the 61st highest selling Australian single in 2004  and was the #1 highest selling dance single by any Australian Artist in 2004.
In an interview with "Sydney Unleashed", Slinkee Minx stated that after years of trying to get a break in the music industry they started sending their tracks out to various radio music directors and management companies and eventually Austereo began playing the track "Summer Rain".
Their second single "Closer" was also a Top 10 ARIA Chart Dance hit and Top 40 Australian ARIA Music Chart Hit.
"Summer Rain", "Way of Life" and "Closer/Careless Whisper" were released in the US, UK, Asia and Europe across more than 50 countries. DJ Alex K remixes of Summer Rain appeared on multiple global club charts, dance charts and on various Compilation releases in the UK and Europe.
Slinkee Minx also performed at the 20th Anniversary SAFM Sky Show in Adelaide in front of approximately 150,000 people along with Guy Sebastian, one of the largest open-air concerts held in Australia in 2005.
Their third single "Someday" was also released in September 2005. In support of the release of "Someday" (which debuted at No. 9 on the ARIA Dance Charts and No. 55 on the ARIA Charts), the Slinkee Minx show toured in September and October 2005.
"Way of Life" released in June 2007 reached No. 13 on the Finnish Music Charts and No. 60 on the Australian Aria Physical Charts.
Their debut album, Electric Dreams, was released in July 2007, three years after the release of "Summer Rain". Described by Who Magazine as "wall to wall nightclub fairy-floss", the Album four years in the making contains 23 tracks over two discs. The Blurb stated that "A more apt title for Electric Dreams would have been ‘Electro House Orgasm’ - because that’s just what it is".
Collaborating with some of the most prominent music writers and producers in Australia, the album features tracks written, co-written and produced by artists such as Josh G. Abrahams ("Falling Free", "Think You're All That"), Andy Love and Mr Timothy ("Way of Life"), Amba Shepherd ("Nu Love"), BJ Caruana ("You Turn Me On"), Danny Simcic ("Send Me An Angel") and Ivan Gough ("Someday", "Someday Part II").
In an interview with The Star Observer in 2007, Annemarie Failla stated that "Dance is something that comes naturally to us. We like different genres of music but for some reason writing dance tracks seems to come quite naturally to us." The Star Observer also noted that Slinkee Minx are often referred to as one of the "hardest-working female groups" in the industry.
The fifth and final single from the "Electric Dreams" album "Send me an Angel" was released in November 2007 under the Central Station Records label then re-released in February 2009 under the Xelon Records Label.
In November 2008, the closure of Central Station Records (owned by Destra) coincided with their release of the Album Best into Asian market. The album, Best, was released in early November 2008 in Asia and contains 15 tracks from the Slinkee Minx back catalog. Slinkee Minx signed with Xelon Entertainment in 2009.
UK and Europe
Continuing to gain respect in the dance scene in Europe and the UK, Slinkee Minx were noted as one of the most successful Australian Dance exports in the '00's, with tracks appearing on major dance compilation releases such as Clubland, Wild, Dinky and NRG/Kicking Hard.
"Summer Rain" also reached No 1. on the DMC World Hard House Chart, No. 3 on the UK Mainstream Charts, No. 14 on the Swedish dance charts and No. 25 on the Finnish dance charts.
"Way of Life" reached No. 13 on the Finnish Music Charts in 2007.
"Summer Rain" was featured on the successful Clubland 6 (UK Compilation Charts #2, Platinum Certification (Album)), Clubland 7 (UK Compilation Charts #1, Gold Certification (Album)) and Clubland Classixs (UK Compilation Charts #1, Silver Certification (Album)) compilation albums.
2010 – present : New Look, new music
Since 2010 Slinkee Minx have appeared regularly as feature artists on compilation albums including releases from Skitz Mix, Ultimate NRG and Clubland, which include remixes of releases from their back catalog and other songs with Slinkee Minx appearing as featured artists.
In April 2010 in an interview with the Territorian News, Slinkee Minx announced that they had become a duo, with Belinda Tartaglia departing the group.
In the UK Clubland Smashed, which includes the track 'Dancing DJs Vs Slinkee Minx - Luvstruck / Summer Rain' reached #1 on the UK Album Dance Charts in 2010 (Silver Certification (Album)).
In an interview with Melbourne radio station Joy FM, the duo confirmed that they had spent the last few years in the studio writing and recording for their forthcoming EP release along with collaborating on a number of side music projects, working with some of Australiaís top dance producers.
The Slinkee Minx version of "Summer Rain" is known to have at least 25 remixes since it was released in 2004. "Summer Rain" continues to chart across the globe, with the Alex K remix of the Slinkee Minx song recently reaching #54 on the iTunes UK Fitness & Workout Songs Charts in October 2015.
In 2015 the UK's "Itcher Magazine" rated Slinkee Minx as one of the "Best Australian Girl Bands", describing their music as "Stunning vocals cascading over layers of electronic wizardry".
In September 2016, Slinkee Minx released a remake of Summer Rain, titled "Summer Rain 2016". In 2016 and 2017, Slinkee Minx released a number of remix packages including "Lift Me Up remixes" and the EP "Summer Rain (17 Remixes)", which reached #25 on the Australian Itunes Dance Album Charts in July 2017. "Summer Rain" was also featured on the compilation CD "Music Wars – 40 Years of Central Station Records". The book with the same name covers the story of Central Station Records and its role in Australia's electronic dance music scene from the '70s to present.
Since 2004 Slinkee Minx have supported various causes including the RCH Good Friday Appeal (performance and appearance 2005), Rainbow Alliance for Asia (performance 2005), UnitingCare's Gift Appeal Launch (2005), Haven Foundation (performance 2005), JOY FM/AIDS Day Benefit Concert (performance 2006), Young Variety (performance 2007), JOY FM/World AIDS Day Concert (performance 2007), World Vision Charity Concert (performance 2007), Variety Gold Coast Annual Ball (performance 2008), the Bushfire Appeal Benefit Concert (2009), The Alannah & Madeline Foundation’s 'Purple Nights' Event (performance), HelpOut Tsunami Benefit Concert (performance), Reach Foundation Ball (performance) and the Lighthouse Foundation Gala Dinner (performance).
EPs and Singles - Released
|Year||Title||Peak Chart Positions||Album|
|2004||Summer Rain ||5||1||5||-||25||14||3||Electric Dreams|
|2004||Closer (ep) ||39||6||39||-||-||-||-|
|2007||Way Of Life ||-||21||60||13||-||-||-|
|2007||Send Me an Angel (ep)||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2015||Lift Me Up||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Single|
|2016||Summer Rain 2016||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Single|
|2016||Lift me up (Remixes)||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Single|
|2017||Summer Rain '17 (Remixes)||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||EP|
|2008||Best (Asia release)|
Other Album Appearances
|2004||Summer Rain (Alex K Remix)||Clubland 6|
|2004||Summer Rain||Floorfillers II|
|2004||Someday (NRGize Mix)||Dinky 100th Edition|
|2005||Summer Rain (Alex K Remix)||Clubland 7|
|2005||Closer||Wild Nights 4|
|2005||Closer & Summer Rain (KCB Remix)||Wild Summer 2005|
|2005||Careless Whisper||Dream Dance 2005|
|2006||Summer Rain (Alex K Mix)||Ultimate NRG|
|2006||Someday (Nrgize Mix)||Kickin' Hard 8|
|2006||Someday||Wild Summer 2006|
|2007||Summer Rain||Video Hits – 20 years of Australian Hits|
|2008||Summer Rain (Alex K Mix)||Ultimate NRG 3|
|2008||Send Me An Angel (Weaver Mix)||Ultimate Hardcore III|
|2008||Summer Rain (Alex K Mix)||Clubland Classix (The Album Of Your Life)|
|2008||Summer Rain (Zander Edit)||Dinky NRG Anthems|
|2008||Way of Life (Studio B Mix)||Electronic Kingdom 10|
|2009||Summer Rain (Alex K Remix)||Ultimate NRG Megamix|
|2010||Luvstruck / Summer Rain
(with Dancing DJS / Friday Night Posse)
|2010||Summer Rain||100% Hits: 20th Anniversary Collection|
|2010||Summer Rain (Radio Edit)||101 Floorfillers|
|2012||Summer Rain (Alex K Radio Edit)||Ultimate Clubland - A Decade in Dance|
|2012||Feel the Vibe (Mike Felks remix)||E! House|
|2012||Turn It Up (Digital Punks feat Slinkee Minx (Beatz Junkies extended mix)||My House is Your House Volume 5|
|2014||Summer Rain (Alex K Radio Edit)||Clubland Bounce|
|2014||Summer Rain (Alex K Remix Edit)||NRG Workout|
|2016||Another Night (Platinum DJs featuring Slinkee Minx)||Skitzmix 51|
|2016||Summer Rain (Alex K Remix Edit)||100% Clubland|
|2016||Summer Rain (Alex K Remix Edit)||Ultimate NRG - Best of 1996-2016 (Mixed By Alex K)|
|2017||Summer Rain||Music Wars: 40 Years Of Central Station Records|
Eps / Singles - Vinyl
|2004||Closer / Careless Whisper||AUS/UK||Dinky|
|2005||Someday (NRGize Mix)
Dinky 100th Edition
|2005||Summer Rain (KB Project Monster Mix)||UK||Bouncin Tunes|
|2005||Summer Rain (2 × Vinyl, 12", Promo)||UK||All Around The World|
Singles - Unreleased / BSides / Other
- Guilty (R&B Bounce Mix) - not commercially released (2002)
- I'm my own Woman - not commercially released (2002)
- Tell Me (Step 2 This Remix) - not commercially released (2002)
- Tell Me - Summer Rain Bside (2004)
- Careless Whisper - Closer Bside (2004)
- Falling Free - Electric Dreams (2007)
- Every Little Thing - Electric Dreams (2007)
- Hold Me - Electric Dreams (2007)
- Nu Love - Electric Dreams (2007)
- Think You're All That - Electric Dreams (2007)
- You Turn Me On - Electric Dreams (2007)
- Someday Part II - Electric Dreams (2007)
- Dance Everybody - Electric Dreams (2007)
- U Could Be - Electric Dreams (2007)
- Feel the Vibe - Electric Dreams (2007)
- Summer Rain 2008 - Slinkee Minx vs Belinda Carlisle (Alexx K VS T. Rexx Klubbed Up Mix) - Unofficial Release – France (2008)
- Turn It Up - Digital Punks Feat. Slinkee Minx as featured artist (2009)
- Send Me An Angel (Weaver Remix) (2009)
- Feel the Vibe (Mike Felks Mix) - Send me an Angel B Side (2009)
- Another Night (Remixes) - Platinum Deejayz feat. Slinkee Minx as featured artist (2010, 2012)
- Another Night (Reloaded) - Platinum Deejayz feat. Slinkee Minx as featured artist (2015)
Television Appearances / DVD Releases
|2004-||Summer Rain Film clip ||Performance||Various TV and DVDs|
|2004-||Closer Film clip ||Performance||Various TV and DVDs|
|2005||Good Morning Australia||Live Performance||Channel 10, Aus|
|2005||Mornings with Kerrie-Anne||Live Performance||Channel 9, Aus|
|2005||Good Friday Appeal Channel 7||Live Performance/Guest Appearance||Channel 7, VIC, Aus|
|2005||Now Vision 2005 - Volume 1||Filmclip - Summer Rain - Clip 4||EMI Music, Aus|
|2006||30 Years Of Central Station Records:
The History Of Dance Music In Australia
|Filmclip - Summer Rain||Various, Aus|
|2006||Floorfillers (EMI)||Filmclip - Summer Rain||Various, Aus|
|2006||SkitzMix 24||Filmclip - Summer Rain||Various, Aus|
|2007||Mornings with Kerri-Anne||Live Performance||Channel 9, Aus|
|2007||Today Show ||Live Performance/Guest Appearance||Channel 9, Aus|
|2007||The Scene TV||Performance, Way of Life||Channel 9, Aus|
|2007-||Send Me an Angel Film clip ||Performance||Various TV and DVDs|
|2007-||'Groovedelicious'||Segment - As themselves||Channel 9, Aus|
|2008||Q View, Bent TV||Appearance||Channel 31, Aus|
|2017||Lift Me Up||Film clip||Various, Aus|
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