Mint Royale

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Mint Royale Biography

Mint Royale originally started out as Neil Claxton and Chris Baker. Having first encountered each other at Music College, Chris and Neil went their separate ways, successfully releasing records under various guises. They met up again in 1997 at a Christmas party thrown by Jockey Slut magazine. After spending the whole evening talking they realised they had a lot of things in common and shared a desire not to make house music.

They started working together as The Mint Gun Club (the name comes from Hunter S. Thompson's 'Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas') and produced a demo, which they sent to Skint Records. The label released the pairs 'Get Set/Eel' debut on their Under 5s imprint at the end of 1997. The remix offers came flooding in, and their mix of Kenickie's 'I Would Fix You' found its way to the top of Fatboy Slims DJ chart. Off the back of that came their remix of Terrorvision's 'Tequila' which was championed by Zoë Ball as her 'Record Of The Week' on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show and then made its way to Number 2 in the UK singles charts.

Legal necessity had meant a change of name to Mint Royale and now the band concentrated on producing their own music, releasing a host of limited edition singles. Their first release on faith & hope was the 12" only 'Deadbeat' (23/11/98). The track was championed by DJs such as Norman Cook and Boy George and received rave reviews

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The Latest Mint Royale News

Coldplay Score Chart Double

22nd June 2008

Coldplay have topped this week's album and singles chart.Their new album Viva La Vida is number one in the UK...

Coldplay On Course For First-ever Uk No.1 Single

20th June 2008

Coldplay are set to follow their chart-topping success across the Atlantic with their first-ever number one single in the UK.Viva...

Coldplay Top Album Charts In First Week

15th June 2008

Coldplay have gone straight in at the top of the album charts with their fourth LP release Viva La Vida...

Singin' In The Rain Remix Claims Number One Spot

9th June 2008

A three-year-old song has topped the UK singles charts after being used by Britain's Got Talent winner George Sampson.Mint Royale's...

Singin' In The Rain Remix Set To Top Charts

3rd June 2008

A three-year song looks likely to top the UK singles charts this weekend after being used by Britain's Got Talent...

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Mint Royale Reviews

Mint Royale - Pop is. Album Review

11th April 2007

Mint RoyalePop is.Album ReviewIt's always nice to get a collection of tracks that have a...

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Mint Royale Festivals

Kendal Calling

1st August 2014

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The Latest Mint Royale Press Releases

Mint Royale Announces A New Ep 'Gtfu' With A Remix From Bobby Tank

23rd April 2013

Responsible for creating some of the most celebrated and recognisable dance music over the last...

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