Snakehips + EARTHGANG reunite: announce collaborative EP + share ‘Been A Minute ft. Sinead Harnett’ out now

June 21 2024

Out July 19

‘Been A Minute’ is out now, buy/stream it here.

The storied UK production and DJ duo Snakehips are again reuniting with prolific Atlanta hip hop duo EARTHGANG for ‘Been A Minute’, a genre-subverting number featuring acclaimed singer-songwriter Sinead Harnett. The first single off the collaborators’ buzzworthy forthcoming 5-track SNAKEGANG EP (out July 19) is set to electrify clubs and festival stages during Snakehips’ current US tour. LISTEN TO ‘BEEN A MINUTE’ HERE + PRE-SAVE SNAKEGANG EP HERE.

An eclectic track about self-growth and newfound independence in the wake of a toxic relationship, this release signifies a reunion for Snakehips and EARTHGANG, who have previously collaborated on various tracks, including ‘Sometimes’ from Snakehips’ last album never worry, and ‘Run It Up’ in 2021.

Blending house, disco, funk, pop, R&B, and hip hop elements, ‘Been A Minute’ is a reflective and resonant surefire hit. Over Snakehips’ signature versatile, polished, and atmospheric production, EARTHGANG effortlessly complements the track with their trademark expressive flows while Harnett’s soulful vocals shine on the catchy chorus. With their combined elements, the result is a laid-back yet engaging sound that is both danceable and reflective – sure to be on heavy rotation on speakers far and wide all summer long.

Snakehips shares, “We wrote ‘Been A Minute’ back in January this year. Sinead and EARTHGANG were both in LA to perform at our show and we got in the studio for a few hours before to make some new music. The tune is about moving on from a bad relationship and getting away from the negativity and moving forward with positivity and no bad feelings – it’s a good vibe and was super fun to cook up. We’ve collaborated with both acts before; Sinead was one of the first singers we worked with back when our project first began and we’ve always been huge fans of hers. We’re hyped for this to be the first single from our upcoming SNAKEGANG EP with EARTHGANG.”

EARTHGANG continue, “We had a great time building a creative partnership and friendship with Snakehips. We’ve been fans of their sound for years before the first collab so it’s cool to bring this project to fruition. Hope it’s as fun to listen to as it was to make.”

‘Been A Minute’ featuring Sinead Harnett signals an exciting new chapter for Snakehips and EARTHGANG as they gear up for their SNAKEGANG EP release in July. This dynamic track sets the stage for what promises to be a genre-blurring and impactful collaboration. With its diverse sounds, compelling lyrics, and infectious energy, ‘Been A Minute’ hints at the magic that awaits listeners on the forthcoming EP and beyond.

Oliver Lee and James Carter form the acclaimed UK production and DJ duo, Snakehips. With over 2 billion streams, they continue to captivate listeners worldwide with their unique and evolving sound, blending house, disco, funk, pop, R&B, and hip hop influences. The pair’s creative partnership began in a Hong Kong sake bar in 2010, leading to their 2015 hit ‘All My Friends’ featuring Tinashe and Chance The Rapper, which went platinum in multiple countries and won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song. In May 2023, the duo released their debut studio album, never worry, followed by a deluxe version. The genre-blending album features artists like Muni Long, Daya, EarthGang, BIA, Lucky Daye, Tinashe, and Kilo Kish, and received press from major outlets including Billboard and Rolling Stone. The single ‘Solitude’ with BIA & Lucky Daye quickly topped the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic chart. Known for their versatility, Snakehips have collaborated with artists like Aminé, H.E.R., MØ, ZAYN, and Anderson .Paak.

Atlanta-born, Grammy-nominated, eclectic hip-hop duo EarthGang, comprised of Olu AKA Johnny Venus and WowGr8 AKA DocturDot have been pushing the boundaries of hip-hop with their innovative albums, thought-provoking EPs, and masterful mixtapes well before signing to J. Cole’s Dreamville Records in 2017. Over the years, the duo has collaborated with the likes of J. Cole, Mac Miller, T-Pain, Snoop Dogg, Young Thug, Future, Kehlani, Wiz Khalifa, CeeLo Green, Gorillaz, and more. Their art experiments with classic & contemporary R&B, jazz, gospel, and funk sounds while their lyricism is influenced by deep societal themes and existential conversations. In 2022, EarthGang released their sophomore album Ghetto Gods, which skilfully conveyed self-discovery, spirituality, and the struggle for social justice paired with a production palette of buoyant southern beats. Over the past year, EarthGang has been rolling out their audacious project “EarthGang vs the Algorithm” with the release of their EPs RIP Human Art and ROBOPHOBIA which features thought-provoking music that explores complex themes of human creativity and artistic expression in today’s digital age.