Simian Mobile Disco
Manchester's very own Simian Mobile Disco are two gentlemen who make some of the most fantastic ass-shaking tunes in the Western hemisphere. If you've been to any halfway decent party in the last couple years, then there is no doubt that Simian Mobile Disco has been a part of it. If you've paid attention to anything that makes you dance just like a DJ's saved your life over the last couple years, then you know Simian Mobile Disco already. But in case you haven't, here's what you should know about James Ford and Jas Shaw - the two men behind the excellence that is Simian Mobile Disco - before listening to their irresistible debut, Attack Decay Sustain Release.
Initially, Ford and Shaw were part of a band called Simian, whose debut garnered them some smashing critical acclaim both in America and their native England. But like all good things, the band imploded while touring America one summer, and Simian Mobile Disco, the name both Shaw and Ford gave to themselves when they'd dj parties after Simian gigs on tour, rose from the ashes to rapturous response.
In addition to Attack Decay Sustain Release, Simian Mobile Disco has created amazing remixes for the likes of The Go! Team, Air, and more, while James Ford has produced LP's for artists such as Arctic Monkeys (Favourite Worst Nightmare), The Klaxons (Myths of the Near Future) and Mystery Jets (Zootime).