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

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