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BASS: 'Simian Mobile Disco Is Fixed' marks UK duo's first US mix album
Edited Press Release

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, 2010, 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."

Techno’s beautiful side of divine melodies and flowing beats contrast with tougher and more ominous sounds throughout the mix, before 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 and 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.

Click here to hear Simian Mobile Disco's single 'Nerve Salad' from the upcoming album.

FIXED was launched in 2004 by DJs 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.

"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," Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford and Jas Shaw said in a joint statement.

"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 is released October 12, 2010 on Defend Music. More information is at the Simian Mobile Disco website. They're also on Facebook and Myspace.


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