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

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