The Slips

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The Slips
Origin London, England
Genres Electronic Dance
Years active 2007–present
Labels EMI Records
Members David Treahearn, Rob Haggett, James Cooper (Live Drummer)
Past members Ian Townshend (Live Drummer)

The Slips are a UK electronic music duo, composed of David Treahearn and Rob Haggett. James Cooper is the duo's live drummer and regularly DJs in The Slips' Australasian club sets. The duo formed the band in Kentish Town in London, mid-2007 after they met while working together as studio engineers[1][2] at Olympic Studios in London with artists including Madonna, Björk, The Black Eyed Peas,[3] Gwen Stefani, New OrderOasis and Massive Attack.

Along with producing original electronic dance music and mixtapes, The Slips are also DJ's and remixers [4] having remixed international artists such as Björk [5] The Crystal Fighters,[6] CSS,[7] LCD Soundsystem[8] The XX,[9] I Blame Coco,[10] Phoenix,[11] Kylie Minogue [12] and Ellie Goulding as featured in NME Magazine.[13] They have also remixed artists Gotye,[14] Bertie Blackman[15]Yuksek[16] and Zowie.[17] Their remixes and live performances have seen them featured in UK press including AXM Magazine,[18] The Gay Times,[19] US digital music blog aggregator Hype Machine [20] and Music Week.

As well as regular London live performances, the band performed at Glastonbury Festival [21] in 2009 as part of Q magazine's 'Emerging Talent' program on the Queen's Head stage.[22] In 2010 the UK Music Industry publication The Unsigned Guide wrote the feature article "The Rise Of The Slips: A Roadmap To Learn From"[23]

UK & European live festival performances include the O2 Wireless festival in London's Hyde Park,[24] The Great Escape Festival [25] supporting Alex Metric, Pnau and Adam Freeland the Amsterdam dance event Music Industry conference,[26] the Remix Bubble at Secret Garden Party and in 2011 at The O2 Arena with Kasabian and Bombay Bicycle Club.[27]

The Slips original track "4 Elements To Make Good Music" was the official backing track for the Labrokes Euro 2012 advertising campaign.[28] Ministry Of Sound featured The Slips on the Australian Ministry Of Sound 2012 Annual Compilation[29] for their remix of the Flight Facilities track 'Foreign Language'. In late November 2012, The Slips remix of Björk's track[30] Moon from her album Biophilia was chosen as an official remix for her third remix album bastards. In 2012, The Slips signed to EMI Records, later releasing the track "'Make It Out Alright ft. Bossy Love" with a music video filmed in New York City.


  1. ^ "David Treahearn Music Credits". Discogs. 
  2. ^ "Rob Haggett Music Credits". Discogs. 
  3. ^ "Let's Get It Started Credits Listing". Discogs. 
  4. ^ "The Slips Mixtape Series 1 & 2". MOG. 
  5. ^ "Björk Bastards Album Credit Listing". All Music. 
  6. ^ "The Slips Remix The Crystal Fighters". We Like It Indie. 
  7. ^ "The Slips Remix CSS". Discogs. 
  8. ^ "The Slips Remix LCD Soundsytem". Hype Trak. 
  9. ^ "The Slips Remix The XX Videos". NME. 
  10. ^ "I Blame Coco: Renegade Remixing Force The Slips". I Love Pie. 
  11. ^ "The Slips Remix Phoenix". Battery In Your Leg. 
  12. ^ "The Slips Remix Kylie Minogue". Hard Candy Music. 
  13. ^ "NME review The Slips Remix 'The Writer'". 
  14. ^ "Gotye Feat Kimbra 'Somebody That I Used To Know' (The Slips Remix)". The Music Blogs. 
  15. ^ "Bertie Blackman Covers Siouxie, The Slips Remix". Dancefloor Mayhem. 
  16. ^ "The Slips Remix Yuksek". We Like It Indie. 
  17. ^ "The Slips Go Berserk On Zowie Single Smash It!". Pop On and On. 
  18. ^ "Hard To Superbeat". AXM Magazine. November 2008. p. 14. 
  19. ^ "The Slips: Gig Review and Song Of The Week - 4 Elements To Make Good Music". The Gay Times. 
  20. ^ "The Slips Remixes". Hype Machine. 
  21. ^ "NME: The Slips Glastonbury 2009 Line Up". 
  22. ^ "Glastonbury 2009 Q The Music Emerging Talent The Slips". Q Magazine. 
  23. ^ "The Slips: A Roadmap To Learn From". The Unsigned Guide. 
  24. ^ "London Hyde Park Thu 3rd July - Sun 6th July". 
  25. ^ "Great Escape Line Up, Brighton Coalition Stage Fri 16th 2008 The Slips, PNAU, Alex Metric". E Festivals. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  26. ^ "Amsterdam Dance Event, Industry Performances". 
  27. ^ "Proud2 presents Kasabian (DJ), Bombay Bicycle Club, The Slips & Filthy Few". View London. 
  28. ^ "The Slips / Labrokes Euro 2012 Advertising Campaign". Ad Forum. 
  29. ^ "Ministry Of Sound Annual 2012". The Ministry Of Sound. 
  30. ^ "The Slips Remix Björk". nuwave pony. 

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