Dirty Vegas (GB)
When the Grammy Award winning group Dirty Vegas was founded, nearly 20 years ago, the mold of electronic fused bands was broken. Far more than just two turntables and a microphone, Dirty Vegas was made up of true musicians. Founded by Paul Harris, Steve Smith and Ben Harris the group became, and remains, one of the most recognizable names in dance music. In 2001 the band’s debut single ‘Days Go By’ appeared in the now-iconic television commercial for Mitsubishi and became a benchmark that set a new model for marketing music in advertising. The single, with its magnetic original video, catapulted Dirty Vegas to Grammy success winning the group Best Dance Recording in 2003, the first year an award was given in that category. In the rollercoaster two years that followed, the band released their eponymous debut album and headlined their own worldwide tour, in addition to supporting like-minded artists such as Moby, Underworld and Groove Armada. Dirty Vegas went on to sell over 1 million albums and was named No.6 in Billboard Magazine’s “Top selling Electronic artists of the 2000’s”.