Well not an event as such more like one of those moments. Was sitting in the crew bus on my way to my last flight as Cabin Crew for Emirates. I was heading out to Nairobi on a vicious turnaround and could only manage half of the duty. Exhaustion got the better side of my determination that day ! I had effectively burned out at 33,000 ft and the sight wasn’t pretty. Had to lie down, was shivering like hell, was cold, uber-pale. And that song kept popping in my head for some reason… That sameday I ended up in costly hospital, after being debriefed for quite a lenghty period of time for someone who was clearly ill and needed swift treatment , instead of being taken straight to hospital… I will never forgive the 3 twats lined up in front of me like I was guilty of some national incident, like stealing the queen’s jewels, firing questions at my face like I was in perfect condition to answer them… I just kept quiet, yes or no as my only answers…
A London, UK production & remix team. Formed from the ashes of Simian in 2005 its members are James Ford and Jas Shaw. In addition to his work with Simian Mobile Disco, James Ford is a producer and has worked for bands such as the Arctic Monkeys, Peaches and Klaxons.
Simian Mobile Disco was originally formed as a traveling DJ duet, playing on the side of their early four-piece band Simian. They ultimately released a number of low profile singles, such as “The Count” on Kitsuné Music, but arguably gained more fame for their remixes of artists such as Muse, Klaxons, The Go! Team, Air and others. In 2006, Kitsuné released SMD’s underground hit “Hustler”, which features a vocal performance from New York singer Char Johnson.
Musically, Simian Mobile Disco is known for heavily stylized tracks —often with minimal instrumentation— that associate themselves with a particular hook (vocal or instrumental —see mix of “Whoo! Alright, Yeah…Uh Huh” by The Rapture), which is repeated throughout the track. There is often a breakdown (occasionally more —see mix of “Magick” by Klaxons) comprising noise, drums and sometimes synths and vocals.
Last modified: April 18, 2011