The Cuban Boys (one of whom is a Cuban Girl) have a great love of samples and a pleasingly daft sense of humour. They first sent John Peel a demo in 1998, a track inspired by the cartoon series South Park called 'Oh My God! They've Killed Kenny'. John played it so much that The Boys got a single deal with Rough Trade and hit the top of the Festive Fifty. Their follow-up 'Cognoscenti vs Intelligentsia' became better known as 'Hamster Dance' thanks to an on-line animation set to the music. It reached No.4 in the UK charts in 1999. Following John's death the group made a single 'The Nation Needs You' which combined samples of John speaking with Peel favourite Status Quo's 'Down Down'. They describe it as 'our way of saying thank you to a great friend and we hope it will work as a lasting memory for some of his regular listeners.'