Snakehips are a British electronic/R&B music duo consisting of Oliver Lee and James Carter. Snakehips made their name with Hype Machine doing remixes for Banks, The Weeknd, Bondax and Wild Belle. They are best known for their 2015 single, “All My Friends”.
Oliver Lee started out in music at a young age in the late 2000s, playing a variety of instruments, from keyboard to tambourine, for mariachi bands. He paid his dues whilst in the band, with his repertoire consisting of popular covers of hits from the era, a practise typical for the time. James Carter, one of the finest saxophonists in decades, broke onto the New York jazz circuit from his native Detroit. Critics lauded his versatility transcending all forms of jazz whilst honing skills in digital music production.
The pair crossed paths in Hong Kong in summer 2012, whilst working on separate projects at notable sake bar, Sake Bar Ginn.They bonded over similar music tastes and agreed to meet again to discuss all things music before the trip was over. Both Carter and Lee forgot this engagement; as luck would have it however, the pair were to be rekindled on a flight traveling to London and agreed to work together in the studio. After success working in the studio with Jane and Jeff Purse, the two decided to call the project Snakehips.