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

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