Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Simian Mobile Disco releases first US mix CD for "Fixed"

Simian Mobile Disco are funny guys. I mean they are humble, very amusing, and very dedicated to their work. After their awesome Temporary Pleasure they're working up some new tracks and a new mix... here's what Wikipedia has to say about the former:

"During the introduction of their Essential Mix made for Radio 1, broadcasted on the 9 January 2010, they gave hints on what would be a "techno-based album" expected for later in 2010. Since then, the duo has also established what will be a quarterly residency to JDH and Dave P’s Fixed nights, in NYC.
In March 2010 the duo announced their new club night project 'Delicatessen', curated by the duo and accompanied by what they say to be "a brand new imprint" entitled Delicacies. The first single on Delicacies is set to be released in late May, both physically and then digitally. The first two tracks are titled "Aspic" and "Nerve Salad". Simian Mobile Disco announced that every track will "take the name of an exotic, and often bizarre, delicacy from around the world".

Ahhh yes "Nerve Salad"... the new track is posted below to help hype SMD's upcoming U.S. mix for "Fixed". What is this all about you ask? Well here's the press (track below)...

Simian Mobile Disco returns with their
first domestic US mix CD
Simian Mobile Disco Is Fixed

The first in a new compilation series celebrating
New York City’s forward thinking FIXED party

Simian Mobile Disco - “Nerve Salad”

Out: October 12, 2010
Label: Defend Music

“The mix we have done for Fixed is based on how we hope our residency with them in
New York will pan out. Fixed has always been a forum for the deeper and odder end of
disco and techno, but without forgetting that it's still a party. We mixed this live in our
studio, allowing us to throw some extra effects in there and also a bit of the 808 from
time to time.”
- Jas (of Simian Mobile Disco)


Defend Music is proud to announce the first release in a new series of mix CDs celebrating New York City’s famed FIXED parties – Simian Mobile Disco Is Fixed. Released on October 12, this marks the first Domestic USA release for the famed British DJ/Production/Remix team.

This mix perfectly represents what you’d expect to hear from Simian Mobile Disco (AKA James Ford and Jas Shaw) at one of their FIXED residency nights - it’s all wondrous techno. There’s no messing around here as the mix launches with the spacey, wobbly, jazz tinged one-two punch of Brain Machine “Eternal Night” and Etienne Jaumet “For Falling Asleep.” Next, Jurek Przezdziecki “Qwerty Poema” and Conrad Schnitzler “Ballet Statique” reveal techno’s beautiful side with divine melodies and flowing beats before Andre Walter “Malphas” and Bam Bam “Where's Your Child?” contrast with tougher and more ominous sounds. It’s the perfect lead into Simian Mobile Disco’s own remix of DJ Hell’s gothic techno track “U Can Dance (feat. Brian Ferry) and Paul Woolford’s rubbery “False Prophet.”

Phillip Sherburne starts off the second half of the disc with his excellent “Salt And Vinegar,” and when paired with the next track, Clement Meyer “Midnight Madness” you’ve got the sound of a plane spinning out of control (good in the context of this mix). Simian Mobile Disco pulls up next with their most recent single, “Nerve Salad,” a full on techno assault with nightmarish sounds weaving in and out. Pantha Du Prince “Behind The Stars” is equally dark, slowing things down before Carl Craig brings back the acid with his remix of Hot Chip’s “One Life Stand.” The mix starts winding down with Chateau Flight’s bouncy electro “Baroque” before the BPMs start freefalling with SND “05:36:58” and Delia Derbyshire’s tripped out and droning “Dreams.”

FIXED was launched in 2004 by DJ’s JDH and Dave P at the Tribeca Grand hotel and the party quickly took off as a result of a forward-thinking booking policy. One week you’d find heavyweight, Berlin-based techno jocks like Ewan Pearson playing with on-the-rise indie
acts such as Little Boots or Friendly Fires the next. To date, blue-chip artists like Erol Alkan, Soulwax, Booka Shade, Justice, Superpitcher, the Klaxons, Peaches, LCD Soundsystem, Mylo, Vitalic, Simian Mobile Disco, The Rapture, Tiefschwarz, M.A.N.D.Y. and many more have all made appearances. The party celebrated its five-year anniversary in November 2009, with Basement Jaxx headlining the night.

Simian Mobile Disco takes the reigns of the first mix in FIXED’s new series embodying what the New York institution’s parties are all about. Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford and Jas Shaw comment, “Josh and Dave were the first people to put us on in America, and they consistently put on the craziest parties with the best dance music in the United States. We jumped at the chance to do a mix for them, as Fixed is a beacon of hope in a sea of generic bangers. It has a broad, classy music policy and is set to follow in the footsteps of legendary nights such as Trash and Optimo,”

Simian Mobile Disco Is Fixed
Track List

1. Brain Machine “Eternal Night”
2. Etienne Jaumet “For Falling Asleep”
3. Jurek Przezdziecki “Qwerty Poema”
4. Conrad Schnitzler “Ballet Statique”
5. AndrĂ© Walter “Malphas”
6. Bam Bam “Where’s Your Child?”
7. DJ Hell “U Can Dance (SMD Mix)”
8. Paul Woolford “False Prophet”
9. Phillip Sherburne “Salt and Vinegar”
10. Clement Meyer “Midnight Madness”
11. Simian Mobile Disco “Nerve Salad”
12. Pantha Du Prince “Behind The Stars”
13. Hot Chip “One Life Stand (Carl Craig Mix)”
14. Chateau Flight “Baroque”
15. SND “05:36:58”
16. Delia Derbyshire “Dreams”

The new mix called Simian Mobile Disco Is Fixed is coming out October 12, 2010 on Defend Music. I'm pretty excited about it as just about all their mixes have been either time capsules of the zeitgeist or forward thinking genre benders!

Let me know what you think of "Nerve Salad"! I'll be back soon with more goodies as I have a billion of them in my inbox still. Again, sorry for the absence, I'm really back this time :)

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