Simian Mobile Disco (Dj Set), Ryan Poulsen, Tenderlions

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Simian Mobile Disco is an English production and 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.

The band’s debut album, Attack Decay Sustain Release was released on 18 June 2007 on Wichita Recordings. Among the tracks included on it are “Hustler”, “Tits and Acid”, “I Believe”, “Hot Dog” and lead single “It’s the Beat”, which features Ninja from UK indie band The Go! Team on vocals. The album contains five new tracks, and the European version includes a bonus disc. The album was preceded by two mix compilations in April and May, for the “Bugged Out” and “Go Commando” series respectively.


Tenderlions have been headlining the San Francisco party circuit with energetic performances that have quickly made them local favorites. Johnny and Evan Tender use a blend of electronic muscle, live percussion, bloody hands, confetti, and a life size party lion to create an epic party atmosphere that can only fully be experienced dancing front and center during one of their live sets.

With props from the Bloody Beetroots and opening for the likes of The Prodigy, The Presets, Midnight Juggernauts, The Twelves, Classixx, Steed Lord, Thunderheist, and Steve Aoki, these up and comers can safely be called the top new act in the S.F. electro music scene. They were also nominated for SF weekly's Music awards as best Electronic act.

John’s live drums gives persona and a distinct quality that is clearly not smoke and mirrors, but a virtue of what a real band is all about. Evan’s live programming and knob twiddling is one that pays off and isn’t just there for show. Their tracks come off as a thunderstorm after a perfectly sunny day, although unexpected it is truly a sight to hear and see, and reason enough to get off the couch. San Francisco is definitely ready for a big change and a new vibe and these guys are it. They are the frozen lemonade at the summer street festival.


DJ Ryan Poulsen is a dance-floor veteran and music director for SF's renowned Gun Club. Ryan has been rifling through re cord stacks since the tender age of 17, cutting his teeth in the clubs and underground warehouses of San Diego and Los Angeles in the mid '90s. This longtime vinyl nerd is one of the few Stateside DJs who can fuse—successfully, that is—a love of techno, house, electro, and old rave with his childhood roots in punk, hard core, R&B, soul, and classic jams.

Ryan has kept some sterling company over the past 12 years, having performed alongside the likes of Ian Brown, Tim Sweeney, Maurice Fulton, Lady Sovereign, Cyprus Hill, Black Eyed Peas, Barry Weaver, Joakim, Kaos, DJ Medhi, Rub N Tug, Peaches, Broker/Dealer, DJ Godfather, Erasure, Egyptian Lover, DJ Hell, Spank Rock, and many more.

Until recently, Ryan hosted Pancake Radio, a popular weekly show broadcast live on West Add Radio 93.7 FM. He's been a resident at several San Francisco club nights, including Booty Basement SF at the Knockout, Last Wednesdays at the Casanova Lounge, and Playboy at the Stud.


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