Fresh from the release of their new album Whorl, SMD will be taking the reins at London’s XOYO’s club residency – DJing and curating the lineups for twelve consecutive Saturday nights from October 4th all they way into December. More info on that below…
Stream the full visual album here.
About Whorl: In April this year, Simian Mobile Disco trekked out to the Southern California desert, taking with them just two modular synths, two sequencers, and a mixer. Over a period of three days, they jammed and rehearsed in the desert, culminating in a one off sold out show at Pappy & Harriet’s, Pioneertown. Those sessions, taped under the desert sky, became the basis for their brand new album Whorl. More psychedelic than what’s come before from the duo, the albums float in similar territory to the cosmic German and Italian synth explorers of the 1970s and 80s, also taking inspiration from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop before taking flight into otherworldly techno grooves.
Some of the praise for Whorl:
“A progressive and bold gesture… pioneers in their field” – Crack Magazine
“A more elemental approach to dance music” - Mojo
“Woozy, gauzy and engrossing” - Loud & Quiet
“Evokes the misty-eyed optimism of a mid 90s live set by Orbital or Aphex Twin” - Uncut
Album of the Month - DJ Mag
SMD will play Whorl in it’s entirety across America and Europe this Autumn (full dates here).
Whorl live - European dates
9 Sept - Union Chapel - London
24 Oct - Insomnia Festival - Tromsø, NO
31 Oct - Pitch Indoor - Utrech, NL
1 Nov – XOYO, London, UK
14 Nov - Stimul Festival - Prague, CZ
4 Dec - Iera Odos - Athens, GR
5 Dec - Block 33 - Thessaloniki, GR
XOYO Residency – Twelve Delicatessens http://www.xoyoresidentseries.co.uk
Simian Mobile Disco will become XOYO’s fourth quarter residents of 2014 (following Eats Everything, The 2 Bears and Jackmaster). The pair will DJ across 12 consecutive Saturdays through October, November and December whilst curating an impressive roster of supporting guests. Highlights include techno originators Kevin Saunderson and Juan Atkins, Ghostly International’s Matthew Dear, Crosstown Rebels head honcho Damian Lazarus and Tensnake who’ll join them on their final outing.
The series also features several live performances from Factory Floor, Rebuild, a live acid jam between A Guy Called Gerald and Graham Massey (808 State), Canadian producer Mathew Jonson and SMD themselves who are set to present Whorl in all it’s synth glory on Saturday 1st November.
Special attention has been given to Room 2 programming as iD Magazine, Sub Club’s Subculture, Secretsundaze, Watergate, Artwork and Dixon Avenue Basement Jams all feature.
Twelve Delicatessens - the full line ups:
Saturday 4th October - Simian Mobile Disco + Space Dimension Controller Room 2: i-D presents Tasker b2b Bradley Zero
Saturday 11th October - Simian Mobile Disco + Factory Floor (live) + Ivan Smagghe Room 2: ND_Baumecker (Ostgut Ton)
Saturday 18th October - Simian Mobile Disco + Kevin Saunderson + Redshape (live) Room 2: James Priestly + Giles Smith (secretsundaze)
Saturday 25th October - Simian Mobile Disco + Very Special Guest + Mark E Room 2: Harri & Domenic (Subculture)
Saturday 1st November - Simian Mobile Disco perform Whorl live + Gerd + Galcher Lustwerk + Dief & Baker (live) Room 2: Stamp The Wax with San Proper
Saturday 8th November - Simian Mobile Disco + Juan Atkins + South London Ordnance Room 2: Tessellate with Palms Trax
Saturday 15th November - Simian Mobile Disco + Matthew Dear + Boddika + Rebuild (live) Room 2: Wang presents SMD (warehouse acid set)
Saturday 22nd November - Simian Mobile Disco + Tim Sweeney + Juan Maclean Room 2: Basement Filth with Tim Sheridan + Richard Norris
Saturday 29th November - Simian Mobile Disco + Damian Lazarus + Kiwi Room 2: Artwork (all night long)
Saturday 6th December - Simian Mobile Disco + Mathew Jonson (live) + Matrixxman Room 2: La Fleur (Watergate)
Saturday 13th December - Simian Mobile Disco + Cajmere + Medlar Room 2: Dixon Avenue Basement Jams
Saturday 20th December - Simian Mobile Disco + Tensnake + Sisterhood Room 2: i-D presents Romare
XOYO Address: 32-37 Cowper Street, EC2A 4AP Time: 9pm - 4am Web: www.xoyoresidentseries.co.uk