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Simian Mobile Disco
Bugged Out! Presents Suck My Deck: Simian Mobile Disco
Well, no-one told Simian Mobile Disco. After sales figures matching those of Jade Goody dolls in Delhi, Simian (as they were known) jacked in the corduroy a few years back to have a riot creating and remixing the kind of pulse-pumping house music that causes nosebleeds at 100 yards – and in the case of James ‘The Hair’ Ford to produce the likes of Klaxons’ first album and Arctic Monkeys second one. Needless to say, it was the right move – SMD’s ‘We Are Your Friends’ was the dancefloor crossover hit of last year, and their debut full-length will have the haemoglobin flowing come June. Until then, there’s this Bugged Out! compilation, which sees them joining the likes of Felix Da Housecat, Miss Kittin and Erol Alkan – previous stars of the series.
The music is brain-crumplingly kinetic – an hour of the guys spinning the likes of Klaxons, LFO and Joakim to cochlea-pulping effect. But what really stamps SMD’s footprint on the dancefloors of the nation is the fact that the finest cut on the mix is their own brilliantly 2 Unlimited-flavoured ‘It’s The Beat’. And the best bit about it all? There’s not a Hawaiian shirt in sight.
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