SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO – Tits & Acid / Animal House (12″ Promo)

Simian Mobile Disco SMD003: 30th October 2006
1. Tits & Acid
“Instrumental”
2. Animal House
“Instrumental”

James Ford and Jas Shaw created Simian Mobile Disco out of the ashes of Simian, who’ve had a second lease of life when Justice remixed their ‘Never Be Alone’ song. This is Simian Mobile Disco’s third single after ‘Pulse’ and ‘Hustler’ (Not counting a split 12″ with Dieter Schmidt).

Picture that Jason Nevins video, now imagine it’s a warehouse full of charged up disparate Electro beats and one by one they step out from the crowd to go crazy and do their thang. If you’ve got that image then maybe you’ve got some idea of what a furious and downright brilliant mess ‘Tits & Acid’ is. It reminded me of Chris Morris’ “Cake” music, but oddly enough in a good way, and as the loathsome Bernard Manning said “It’s made from chemicals… sick bastards”. ‘Animal House’ brings to mind Kraftwerk, and that’s not just because of the music, there’s also a German guy saying “Annie-moll haus” repeatedly. It’s not quite as deliriously manic as ‘Tits & Acid’ but it’s defiantly worth a spin or two.

I’ve also just bought a fun mash-up of ‘We Are Your Friends’ by Justice Vs Simian and ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ by Snoop Dogg (Feat. Pharrell). I’m not completely sure who did the deed and the MySpace page simply says, “Please, please, please don’t sue us”. Click below to download it and while you’re at it, grab last years superb Snoop/Eddie Cochran mash-up and a new Rick Ross/Simian Mobile Disco blend.

Snoop Dogg Vs Justice Vs Simian – Drop Your Friends mp3
DJ Prince – C’mon Everybody Let’s Drop It Like It’s Hot mp3
Rick Ross Vs Simian Mobile Disco – Hustlin’ Hustler mp3

Here are links to watch videos for ‘Hustler’ and ‘Hustlin’ Hustler’ on YouTube.

Simian Mobile Disco Website / Simian Mobile Disco MySpace Page
Drop Your Friends MySpace Page

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6 Comments to “SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO – Tits & Acid / Animal House (12″ Promo)”

  1. Simeon Mobile Disco are always reliable.. but much like the mythical nu rave theyve been around for years. 2003 at least (and then Simeon before that). The Justice We Are Your Friends track for example originally came out in 2004 I think. Good to see them finally breaking through though 🙂

  2. my mistake the remix originates to late 02 early 03.

  3. Yawn, yawn, yes I know about the history of Simian/Simian Mobile Disco, oh god of music knowledge. Justice entered the remix in a competition run by DJ hell, it was released on various indie labels (Much like ‘Comfortably Numb’ by Scissor Sisters) before getting a mainstream release this year, blah, blah, blah.

    Ryan.

  4. oooooo handbags

    Wasn’t having a pop at you or questioning your knowledge (not that knowing whether comfortably numb or friends came out on an obscure indie is a badge of honour anyway).

    More this NME invented nu-rave, based on one band who use 80’s rave samples and cover the bouncer mainly because their own song writing skills aren’t quite up to scratch yet.

    I agree that they are “one of the best things to have happened to music this year” as they were in 04, and 05 too.

    Anyway blah blah blah lets get out the glow sticks and party like its 1989.

  5. Yes SMD have been kicking about for years, but all three singles have come out this year, they’ve produced countless remixes this year, they’ve had a mix album on the cover of NME this year and James Ford has been producing everyone from Absentee, Duels and Klaxons… this year. When I said they were “one of the best things to have happened to music this year” I ment like top 10 or top 5 not just a mere blip on my radar of adoration.

    I totally agree with all the Klaxons points, but it’s damn good fun while it lasts.

    Okay, challenge: Do me a compilation of late 80s rave tracks that show Klaxons up, that haven’t aged, all time classics, rare slices of lost vinyl etc etc. You could share it on your blog.

    Ryan.

  6. http://www.headphonesex.co.uk/2006/10/turbo-fun.html

    Headphonesex did a good review of a recent Klaxons gig. He should do a 80’s rave tracks compilation – I wouldnt know where to start!

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