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Ursula 1000

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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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Stations Featuring
Ursula 1000

    Relax Trax

    Relax Trax
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    Modern Jazz

    Modern Jazz
    1 song

Albums by
Ursula 1000

Top Songs by
Ursula 1000

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