As with many such groups, the history of this trance outfit goes back to the parties in Goa of the early 90s. Dominic Lamb began DJing at acid house clubs in London in 1988. Two years later he was travelling in India and met Adam Boyd in Goa, where they developed an interest in the techno-trance sound being played there. Lamb then DJed in Goa and around the world before returning to the UK in 1992, when he and Boyd wrote their first track together. Joining up with George Barker and ‘Ronnie’ Biggs (who had both been organizing ‘Goa’-style parties in Britain), Slinky Wizard recorded The Wizard EP in February 1994 with Simon Posford (Hallucinogen) at Butterfly Studios; it became the first release on Flying Rhino the following December. However, the band tragically lost Boyd in an accident that summer. After collaborating with a number of different producers over the next 18 months, including Technossomy’s Matt Evans (‘Shivari Thing’ and ‘The Wandering Prophet’) and the Green Nuns Of The Revolution’s Dick Trevor (‘Shitty Stick’), in 1996 the band worked with Gus Till of Butterfly Studios, who had previously worked for INXS and Dogs In Space and quickly became a permanent member. ‘Funkus Munkus’ was released on Flying Rhino’s First Flight compilation, and ‘Licenced To Slink’, a psy-trance take on the James Bond theme, was featured on the same label’s Air Born. In 1997 Slinky Wizard’s contributions to the Black Rhino and White Rhino collections signalled a change of tack as they moved from the standard ‘Goa’-style riffs and melodies of ‘Funkus Munkus’ to the stripped-down, abstract sound of ‘Sacred Fist’ and ‘People Like Us’. The following year the band released The Monkey Comes Cheap EP and were also planning their first album. In the meantime, Lamb has continued to DJ at trance parties and festivals around the UK, Europe, Asia, North America and Australasia.
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