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Encyclopedia > Simian Mobile Disco
Simian Mobile Disco

James Shaw and James Ford
Background information
Origin Bristol, England
Genre(s) Electro
Years active 2005-present
Label(s) Kitsuné Music, Wichita Recordings
Website Official Website
Simian Mobile Disco at MySpace

Simian Mobile Disco are an English production and remix team. Formed from the ashes of Simian in 2005 they are comprised of members James Ford and James Anthony Shaw. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 428 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (560 × 785 pixel, file size: 72 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I believe the image is promotional because the image is a promo shot of Simian Mobile Disco, originally used on their Myspace page. ... This article is about the English city. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Electro, short for electro funk (also known as robot hip hop and Electro hop) is an electronic style of hip hop directly influenced by Kraftwerk and funk records (unlike earlier rap records which were closer to disco). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Kitsuné Music is a French electronic music record label created in 2002. ... Wichita Recordings is an independent record label located in London, England. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... A remix is an alternative version of a song, different from the original version. ... Simian are an English electro-rock band, best-known for their song La Breeze, which was featured in the Peugeot 1007 commercial. ...

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History

They have released a number of low profile singles, such as "The Count" on Kitsuné Music, but have arguably gained more fame for their remixes of artists such as Muse, Klaxons, The Go! Team, Air and others. In 2006, Kitsuné released SMD's underground hit "Hustler", which features a vocal performance from New York singer Char Johnson. Kitsuné Music is a French electronic music record label created in 2002. ... For other uses, see Muse (disambiguation). ... Klaxons are a Mercury Prize winning English band, based in London. ... For the 1980s band, see The Go Team. ... Air is a French music duo, consisting of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel. ... Kitsuné Music is a French electronic music record label created in 2002. ...


Musically, Simian Mobile Disco are known for heavily stylised tracks - often with minimal instrumentation - that associate themselves with a particular hook (vocal or instrumental - see mix of W.A.Y.U.H by The Rapture), which is repeated throughout the track. There is often a breakdown (occasionally more - see mix of Magick by Klaxons) comprising noise, drums and sometimes synths and vocals. A hook is a musical idea, a passage or phrase, that is believed to be appealing and make the song stand out; it is meant to catch the ear of the listener (Covach 2005, p. ... The Rapture is an American rock band based in New York City. ... Klaxons are a Mercury Prize winning English band, based in London. ... For the Irish mythological figure, see Naoise. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... The term synthesiser is also used to mean frequency synthesiser, an electronic system found in communications. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ...


There are rumours [citation needed] of a further collaboration with Arctic Monkeys whose second album James Ford produced in late 2006. Arctic Monkeys are a Mercury Prize winning, English indie rock band from High Green, a suburb of Sheffield. ...


Although rumours surfaced regarding the band signing with Interscope subsidiary "Kickball Records;" SMD's debut album, "Attack Decay Sustain Release" was released on June 18th 2007 on Wichita Recordings. Among the tracks included on it are "Hustler", "Tits and Acid", "I Believe", "Hot Dog" and lead single "It's the Beat", which features Ninja from UK indie band The Go! Team on vocals. The album contains five new tracks, and the European version includes a bonus disc. The album was preceded by two mix compilations in April and May, for the "Bugged Out" and "Go Commando" series respectively. Attack Decay Sustain Release is the debut album from Simian Mobile Disco. ... June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... Wichita Recordings is an independent record label located in London, England. ... For the 1980s band, see The Go Team. ...


SMD performed a live act for the first time in May in the UK to promote the album. For other uses, see May (disambiguation). ...


Releases

Albums

Attack Decay Sustain Release is the debut album from Simian Mobile Disco. ... June 2007 is the sixth month of that year. ... Wichita Recordings is an independent record label located in London, England. ... July 2007 is the seventh month of that year. ... Interscope Records is a record label currently owned by the Universal Music Group. ...

Mix compilations

  • Mobile Disco 2003 (Disc 2 of The Cornerstone Player Volume 039) (2003)
  • Bugged Out! Presents: Suck My Deck (April 2007)
  • Go Commando (May 2007)

Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 2007 is the fourth month of the year. ... May 2007 is the fifth month of that year. ...

Singles

Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kitsuné Music is a French electronic music record label created in 2002. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Promotional recording. ... March 2007 is the third month of the year. ... Wichita Recordings is an independent record label located in London, England. ... 808 State is also a nickname for Hawaii, derived from its telephone area code. ... Luke Vibert is a Cornish recording artist and producer known for his work in many subgenres of electronica. ... Riton (pronounced Reeton) is electronica DJ / musician Henry Smithson. ... July 2007 is the seventh month of that year. ... Wichita Recordings is an independent record label located in London, England. ...

Remixes

Simian are an English electro-rock band, best-known for their song La Breeze, which was featured in the Peugeot 1007 commercial. ... Simian are an English electro-rock band, best-known for their song La Breeze, which was featured in the Peugeot 1007 commercial. ... Air is a French music duo, consisting of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel. ... For the 1980s band, see The Go Team. ... // About the band In May 2005 Keith released the debut E.P, unofficially know as ‘Hold that Gun’ under the new independent label Lucky Number. ... Tahiti 80 is an English-language French pop group formed in 1993 in Rouen, France. ... // About the band In May 2005 Keith released the debut E.P, unofficially know as ‘Hold that Gun’ under the new independent label Lucky Number. ... Klaxons are a Mercury Prize winning English band, based in London. ... Magick is a song released by London new rave band Klaxons on October 30, 2006. ... Merrill Beth Nisker (b. ... Downtown is the first single from Peaches third album Impeach My Bush. ... The Presets are a Sydney-based electronic duo, consisting of Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes. ... Revl9n (read as Revlon 9) are an synth pop group from Stockholm, Sweden who are signed to Because Records. ... This article is about the musician. ... Innocence is a song written and recorded by Icelandic singer Björk. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Let’s Make Love and Listen to Death From Above is the first international single by Brazilian indie/electroclash band Cansei De Ser Sexy (or simply CSS), taken from their eponymous debut album. ... For other uses, see Muse (disambiguation). ... Invincible is a song by English rock band Muse and is the sixth track on their 2006 album Black Holes and Revelations. ... The Rapture is an American rock band based in New York City. ... Celebration is a Baltimore-based band performing music in the tradition of The Birthday Party, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and utilizing a fair amount of influence derived from the members interest in cabaret culture. ...

External links

  • Official Website
  • Simian Mobile Disco at MySpace
  • Discogs entry on SMD
  • Interview (11/12/06)
  • Simian Mobile Disco Interview at Dour Festival

 
 

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