[Audio] Little Boots & Maya Jane Coles & James Ford, oh my!

Little Boots

So, we’re breaking tons of rules here. Our own rules that is. Fist up, we’re posting clips of tracks, which is a massive no-no for us. Generally, anything under 3m00s will go straight in our Inbox trash, regardless of who delivers it. Secondly, we’re using an ugly as hell Juno player. As a rule we’ll only use content delivery systems we can at least a little bit hack to make it fit the site’s aesthetics, the Juno widget is an ugly beast that’s you can’t even resize, which really messes with our 500px format. However, this release is a) amazing and b) only available on vinyl. If it remains only on vinyl, this might be your only chance to hear it, so rule breaking ahoy! But it’s a one off, do not expect us to make a habit of it, so on your bike with your 1m45s clips!

And what’s caused all this ruckus then? It’s a 12”, released yesterday, by LB, and once you’ve heard the vocals you’ll be pretty confident as to what LB stands for. The track, Superstitious Heart, is a collaboration between Little Boots, Maya Jane Coles and Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford. The track was written by The Boots, Maya and Ford with Maya stepping up on production duties. Deep and Techy sounds abound, as you would expect for this line up. Musically Maya’s influence seems to stand out, but we can also hear The Boots indulging her well documented love of 90s House. The shuffling beat and rounded bass are beautiful and hypnotic, while The Boots opts for a suitably intimate performance. The track is backed up with another Deep House tune. On Whatever Sets You Free, The Boots teams up with London producer Baunz to drop some ethereal warehouse vibes. The 12” is rounded off with Dub version of both tracks. If the tracks ever hit some kind of new fangled internet streaming service we’ll bring you a closer look, but, if you’ve got decks, this needs to be on them.

♫ LB – Superstitious Heart/Whatever Sets You Free (Clips courtesy of Juno)

LB’s Superstitious Heart/Whatever Sets You Free 12” is out now.

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Simian Mobile Disco’s ‘Your Love Ain’t Fair’ video

Still love Simian Mobile Disco, despite it not being 2007 anymore, the new stuff is really underrated.

Here’s the new video for ‘Your Love Ain’t Fair’ A hypnotic tune with a slight Garage vibe and an equally hypnotic video for light going on and off, directed by Laurence Stephens.

‘Your Love Ain’t Fair’ is out now.

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Simian Mobile Disco’s new single

Simian Mobile Disco

I still have Simian Mobile Disco to thank for one of the best night out I have had in the last ten years and while their last album didn’t grab me as much as their début I still follow their career with interest.

‘Seraphim’ is the first single from the duo’s forthcoming album ‘Unpatterns’ and is an interesting peice of electronic music after my own heart. It’s a deep track that although strictly a House track contains a lot of Trip-House and Bristol Beat DNA, especially in it’s vocals and it’s dubby use of spacious, buzzing synths.  Even the Acid line just adds to the multi-layered texture of the track. A promising start!

♫ Simian Mobile Disco – Seraphim

‘Unpatterns’ is released April 9th on Wichita Recordings.

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Simian Mobile Disco – ‘Nerve Salad’

Simian Mobile Disco are dropping their first US released mix CD in October in association with New York’s ‘Fixed parties.

And sat in the mix will be a new SMD track, ‘Nerve Salad’. It’s deep and dark and the kind of thing we haven’t heard for a while, even from SMD. It harks back to Attack Decay Sustain Release, cool, chilled, weird stuff.

Simian Mobile Disco – Nerve Salad (Edit)

‘Simian Mobile Disco Is Fixed’ is released in the US on 12th October via Defend Music.

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Simian Mobile Disco @ Smirnoff Experience Berlin

Electro giants Simian Mobile Disco are preparing a completely new live show, their biggest ever, for their show at Smirnoff Experience Berlin. Check this video of their preparations:

Some crazy stuff there. Last time I saw SMD live they absolutely slayed the entire room, wish I was in Berlin.

The Smirnoff Experience takes place 23rd April, unsurprisingly in Berlin. Along with SMD the line up includes WhoMadeWho and Boy 8-Bit.

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[Via Vice Magazine]

New Simian Mobile Disco!!!


Electro dance superstars Simian Mobile Disco are now starting the approach phase for the release of their second album, ‘Temporary Pleasure’, which is due out August 17th and will feature guest appearances by the likes of Beth Ditto, Jamie Lidell, Alexis Taylor & Telepathe.

It looks like this track, ‘Audacity Of Huge’, graced with the vocals of Yeasayer’s Chris Keating, will be the lead in single. Give it a listen, it’s a pretty fantastic mix of SMD’s hypnotic Electro-House and 80’s rock style vocals.

Simian Mobile Disco (Feat. Chris Keating) – Audacity Of Huge (zShare) (MediaFire)

‘Audacity Of Huge’ is released August 3trd.

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Peaches returns


May 4th will see the release of Peaches’ new album, ‘I Feel Cream’, her first in three years. It sees working with a roster of producers that reads like a who’s-who of Electro. Names include Soulwax, Simian Mobile Disco, Gonzales, Digitalism and Drums Of Death.

The first single from the album will be the double A-side ‘Talk To Me’/’More’, produced by Soulwax and Simian Mobile Disco respectively.

The tracks sound just as you’d expect, the Soulwax one sounding like Soulwax featuring Peaches and the SMD one sounding like SMD featuring Peaches!

‘Talk To Me’ is an Electro-Rock riot whilst ‘More’ is a thumping club affair.

Peaches – Talk To Me (Produced By Soulwax) (zShare) (MediaFIre)

Peaches – More (Produced By Simian Mobile Disco) (zShare) (MediaFire)

‘I Feel Cream’ is out May 4th on XL Recordings.

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[Via LA Friendly]

Simian Mobile Disco…Synthesise!

Tonight, I’m off to see Simian Mobile Disco and Fan Deathon the same bill! Gonna’ be a storming night.

Anyway, let’s get this party started with this video for ‘Synthesise’ that SMD have just débuted. The single isn’t out for a while yet but the video is looking pretty cool. Great tune too!

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