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Ursula 1000

Ursula 1000 is a stylish American producer, multi-instrumentalist, and DJ who creates sampledelic 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. His seventh Ursula 1000 LP, the '80s synth pop-inspired Galleria, followed on his label in 2017. ~ John Bush
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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.   Zombies
  6.   That Kindu That You Do
  7.   Red Hot Mama by "Big" Mike Geier
  8.   I.C.O.M.E.
  9.   Samba 1000
  10.   Pleasure Unit
  11.   Up the Down Escalator
  12.   The Love Arcade
  13.   Dancing Undergound
  14.   The Shadow Of Your Smile
  15.   Dancing Underground
  16.   Mondo
  17.   Stinger
  18.   Tension
  19.   Descarga en La Discoteca by Los Amigos Invisibles
  20.   Hello! Let's Go to a Disco
  21.   Kaboom!
  22.   Continental Break Fest
  23.   Smokebomb
  24.   Savoir Faire
  25.   Urgent/Anxious
  26.   Smoke Machine
  27.   Got Cha
  28.   I'm Gonna Shock You Daddy
  29.   Step Back
  30.   Bass and Tremble
  31.   Stand Up Straight
  32.   We Go High
  33.   Neon Palms
  34.   Feel It
  35.   Cafecito
  36.   Galleria
  37.   Faded Denim Wash (Ursula's 80s High Waisted Redux)
  38.   Faded Denim Wash
  39.   Balearix
  40.   Tropical Intention
  41.   Blast Off! by Lady Bunny