Simian Mobile Disco is an English music production duo. They are well known for their remixes and have worked with the likes of Peaches, Klaxons and Arctic Monkeys. Simian Mobile Disco consists of James Ford and Jas Shaw. Originally, Simian Mobile Disco was formed as a traveling DJ duo, attached to their band Simian. Initially, they released a few singles, including 'The Count', which was released on Kitsuné. The label also released Simian Mobile Disco's 'Hustler', featuring Char Johnson on vocals.
It was their remixes of other artists, such as Muse, Klaxons, The Go Team and Air that brought them the most attention, though. The band also gathered steam from Justice's remix of Simian's 'We Are Your Friends'.
Simian Mobile Disco: Music Career
In June 2007, Simian Mobile Disco released their debut album on Wichita Recordings. Entitled Attack Decay Sustain Release, the album featured the tracks 'Tits and Acid', 'I Believe' and 'Hot Dog'. The main single from the album was 'It's the Beat', which featured vocals from Ninja, the singer from The Go! Team. Prior to the release of the album, Simian Mobile Disco released two mix compilations, one for the 'Bugged Out' series and one for the 'Go Commando' series. In July 2008, they provided a mix CD for the magazine Mixmag.
In between their first and second albums, Simian Mobile Disco released a remix selection named Sample and Hold. It was released in July 2008.
In February 2009, the band released a new track, entitled 'Synthesise'. The video for the track was directed by Kate Moross and Alex Sushon. Just two days after its release, BBC Radio 1 premiered a new track of theirs entitled '10,000 Horses Can't Be Wrong'.
In the summer of 2009, the August 2009 release of Simian Mobile Disco's second studio album was announced. Entitled Temporary Pleasure, the album features a large number of guest artists that they have worked with on their travels, including Jamie Lidell (a Warp Records artist), Beth Ditto (of the band Gossip), Telepathe, Alexis Taylor (of Hot Chip) and Gruff Rhys (of Super Furry Animals).
Simian Mobile Disco have toured with a number of bands, including Chemical Brothers and Klaxons.