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Ursula 1000

Ursula 1000 is a stylish American producer, multi-instrumentalist, and DJ who creates sampladelic easy listening breakbeat tracks in a style similar to continental popsters from Pizzicato Five to Dimitri from Paris. Born Alex Gimeno, he was raised in Miami, where he studied commercial art and owned an underground comic-book store before joining the local band 23 as a drummer. Absorbed partially through his enormous record collection, Gimeno soon fused his fanatical love of music and pop culture to birth Ursula 1000. He bought turntables and a mixer, learned to spin, and began DJ'ing at both a local college station and Miami nightclubs, recording along the way as well. After becoming a fixture -- as both DJ and drummer -- in the Miami scene for nearly a decade, Gimeno relocated to New York City to further both his mixing and production career. Gimeno signed to the Eighteenth Street Lounge label run by D.C.'s Thievery Corporation, which became the outlet for virtually all of his releases. From 1999 through 2009, he issued four studio albums (1999's The Now Sound of Ursula 1000, 2002's Kinda' Kinky, 2005's Here Comes Tomorrow, 2009's Mystics), a remix set (2007's Undressed ...Remixed), and a pair of mix albums (2000's All Systems Are Go Go and 2004's Ursadelica). His 2011 release Mondo Beyondo featured rapper Ms. G and vocalists Fred Schneider of the B-52s and Thievery Corporation's Natalia Clavier. While his sound became increasingly heavy and more dancefloor-oriented, his sense of genre-mashing playfulness never waned. In 2014 he introduced both his alias Quentin Quatro and his label Insect Queen Music with the EP The Disco Quatro. He returned to the Ursula 1000 moniker for 2015's Voyeur, an album that featured guest appearances from Mocean Worker, Lady Bunny, and Puddles Pity Party. ~ John Bush
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Ursula 1000

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    Relax Trax
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    Modern Jazz
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Albums by
Ursula 1000

Top Songs by
Ursula 1000

  1.   Song
  2.   The Girl From N.O.W.H.E.R.E.
  3.   Along Came Mister Nobody
  4.   Riviera Rendezvous
  5.   Continental Break Fest
  6.   Baby Laser Love by Ms. G
  7.   Got Cha
  8.   Dancing Underground
  9.   Dancing Undergound
  10.   Mambo 1000
  11.   Disko-Tech
  12.   Gambit
  13.   Mystics
  14.   Mondo
  15.   Funky Bikini
  16.   Princess T.N.T.
  17.   Les Techniques de l'Amour
  18.   Star Machine
  19.   The Shake
  20.   The Elegant Oracle
  21.   Bass and Tremble
  22.   Chase Sequence #3
  23.   Smoke Machine
  24.   Faded Denim Wash (Ursula's 80s High Waisted Redux)
  25.   The Shadow Of Your Smile
  26.   Faded Denim Wash
  27.   Tropical Intention
  28.   Blast Off! by Lady Bunny
  29.   Clap Your Hands
  30.   Supersonic Sounds
  31.   Tropicadelica by Natalia Clavier
  32.   The Fly
  33.   Répétez Le Repertoire by Isabelle Antena
  34.   Red Hot Mama by "Big" Mike Geier
  35.   Stinger
  36.   Hey You!
  37.   Graveyard Stomp
  38.   Rump
  39.   Zombies
  40.   This Magick
  41.   The Wizard
  42.   Tension
  43.   Do It Right
  44.   Step Back
  45.   Her Comes Tomorrow by Robert Conroy
  46.   Ragnarock
  47.   Arrastao
  48.   Descarga en La Discoteca by Los Amigos Invisibles
  49.   Urgent/Anxious
  50.   Boop
  51.   Two Tone Rocka
  52.   Electrik Boogie
  53.   Hello! Let's Go to a Disco
  54.   Kaboom!
  55.   Samba 1000
  56.   Tigerbeat
  57.   Mucho Tequila
  58.   That Kindu That You Do
  59.   Smokebomb
  60.   Jackie Go!
  61.   Beatbox Cha Cha
  62.   Boogaloop
  63.   Kinda Kinky
  64.   Ford Capri 2
  65.   Le Fini
  66.   Soft Landing
  67.   Very Leggy
  68.   Savoir Faire
  69.   Slinky
  70.   I'm Gonna Shock You Daddy
  71.   Hip Length
  72.   I.C.O.M.E.
  73.   Destination - Paradise
  74.   Don't Get Your Panties in a Bunch
  75.   Mr. Hrundi's Holiday
  76.   Fuzz 1000
  77.   Nightcap
  78.   Pleasure Unit
  79.   Rocket
  80.   Polyblend
  81.   Mirkin the Mystic
  82.   Full on Cheetah
  83.   Ram Balram
  84.   I Got What You Need
  85.   (You Can't Control) The Spectrum Soul
  86.   Balearix