SMD pres Delicatessen

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Simian Mobile Disco – Records & Machines Set
JDH & Dave P (Fixed/RVNG NYC)
Nadia Ksaiba (DFA/Say Yes)

Friday 26th November
10pm 6am
**Secret Location**
10 – 15 Tickets available on Ransom Note

SMD are opening their Delicatessen for business once again for the launch of their new album Delicacies set to be released on the 29th November. On the 26th they will play a very special Records & Machines set in a secret London warehouse space, involving an 808, effects, a synth or two and CDJs, supported by JDH and Dave P (Fixed NYC) and Nadia Ksaiba.

SMD are an ever-evolving musical experiment that threatens to take over the world. Their outstanding production skills have cemented them firmly on the musical map and led to remixes for bands such as Air, The Kills, Ladytron and The Departure as well as gracing the decks with the likes of LCD Soundsystem and Tiefschwarz. They’re regulars at Fabric, Manchester’s Warehouse Project, and have stolen the show across the globe at Sonar in Barcelona, Weekend in Berlin and Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Having met and formed their partnership at university, their first releases included limited edition early bangers on friends labels like Im Cliche and Kitsune. Once snapped up and signed, their record company decided to launch a competition for bedroom acts to remix Never Be Alone. A then unknown Justice entered and, famously, didnt win. Nevertheless, the remix was picked up by DJs like Erol Alkan and General Spinochet and swiftly became the dancefloor crossover hit of the year.

Theyre now set to release the complete Delicacies series on one album. Each title bears the name of a bizarre and exotic delicacy discovered by James and Jas whilst touring around the World. Amalgamating hard edged analogue beat structures as well as some of the more mellow, melodic aspects of techno, Delicacies reiterates the sheer excellent musical eccentricity that Simian Mobile Disco continue to create. The two disc album also features a bonus mixed version recorded live in the studio. Delicacies is a unique offering from one of the most exciting acts in electronic music.

Nadia Ksabia found her fame at legendary Monday nighter Trash where she hooked up with resident DJ Rory Phillips and started the highly influential Did We Mention Our Disco which ran from 2003-2008 and swiftly won a reputation as the most exciting place in the capital to hear new music. This has led her to pick up gigs as tour DJ for the The Klaxons, Simian Mobile Disco, and Soulwax; and getting booked to bring her unique sound all over the UK and Europe. She has played at some of the most influential and musically credible nightspots in the country including Bugged Out, Fabric, York, Disco Bloodbath, Trash and Bestival. Nadia can always be counted onto to rock a dance floor whatever the musical persuasion of the crowd, her sets are as diverse as they are engaging, educational without ever being condescending, and never, ever predictable.

Dave Pianka and Josh Houtkin (DJing as Dave P and JDH, respectively), have been responsible for bringing over some of the most credible DJs and live bands to New York, invigorating the underground music scene in the city. In addition, they have honed their DJ and production skills over the years, and are increasingly breaking new records and sounds with their back-to-back sets. Dave has also recently kicked into gear with production duties, contributing remixes of established acts like the Klaxons and Bloc Party.

The Delicatessen label has already seen a string of events from Simian, where they have curated and hosted live shows at a variety of venues around the world, offering a selection of the finest techno, electro and dubstep morsels from a huge line-up handpicked by the boys themselves. Celebrating the launch of their new album, this party is really going to be something a bit special and worth being part of. |

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