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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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Simian Mobile Disco

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

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