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Simian Mobile Disco

Producers/remixers James Ford and James Shaw formed Simian Mobile Disco in 2005, following their departure from the experimental electronic rock band Simian. The two had originally formed Simian with singer Simon Lord and Alex MacNaughton in the late '90s. Not content with their roles in the band and wishing to indulge their longtime interest in electronic dance music, the two latched onto DJ gigs while touring with the band. Eventually, the duo split from Simian and dubbed themselves Simian Mobile Disco. Looking to prevent their own electronic dance tracks from sounding too polished and programmed, SMD exclusively used analog equipment. The result was Attack Decay Sustain Release, which appeared in June 2007 through the Wichita label. Meanwhile, Ford also devoted some time to several production gigs, which saw him helming music for the likes of Mystery Jets, Klaxons, and the Arctic Monkeys. Simian Mobile Disco toured sporadically throughout 2007 and began working on a new album the following year. A remix album, Sample and Hold, was released in 2008 to placate their audience. The proper sophomore album, Temporary Pleasure, appeared in 2009, featuring vocal collaborations from the likes of Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys, the Gossip's Beth Ditto, and Jamie Lidell. The following year, SMD put together the first volume in a series of mix albums for the New York club night Fixed, and at the end of the year, issued a very club-centric studio album, Delicacies. Their third studio album, Unpatterns, followed in early 2012. The pair spent the next two years preparing their fourth studio album, Whorl, which was partly recorded live in front of an audience of 900 at the California venue Pappy & Harriet's on April 26, 2014. They then polished up the recording and released it that September. ~ Kenyon Hopkin
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Top Songs by
Simian Mobile Disco

  1.   Song
  2.   Hustler
  3.   I Believe
  4.   Cerulean
  5.   Cruel Intentions
  6.   It's the Beat
  7.   I Got This Down
  8.   Sleep Deprivation
  9.   10000 Horses Can't Be Wrong
  10.   Scott
  11.   Put Your Hands Together
  12.   Tits & Acid
  13.   Nazard
  14.   Everyday by John Digweed
  15.   A Form Of Change
  16.   Audacity of Huge
  17.   Clock
  18.   Simple
  19.   Hotdog
  20.   Love
  21.   Blake's Hitch
  22.   Iron Henge
  23.   Calyx
  24.   Dervish
  25.   Sun Dogs
  26.   Your Love Ain't Fair
  27.   Seraphim
  28.   I Waited for You
  29.   Eternal Night by Brain Machine
  30.   Turn Up the Dial
  31.   Synthesise
  32.   Pinball
  33.   Off the Map
  34.   Cream Dream
  35.   Up Tool
  36.   System
  37.   3 Pin Din
  38.   Aemono
  39.   Casiopeia
  40.   Tangents
  41.   Z Space
  42.   Hypnick Jerk
  43.   Dandelion Spheres
  44.   Redshift
  45.   Breaking Time
  46.   The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife
  47.   Interference
  48.   A Species Out of Control
  49.   Sweetbread
  50.   Nerve Salad
  51.   Wooden
  52.   Witches Of Agnesi
  53.   Reward Is Cheese
  54.   Jam Side Up
  55.   Bad Blood
  56.   Gamma Gulch
  57.   Pareidolia
  58.   State of Things
  59.   The Mighty Atom
  60.   Ambulance
  61.   Unfixed by John Digweed
  62.   Pitch Control

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