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

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