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For those of you still on an EDM high after Above & Beyond’s three-night Group Therapy lovefest extravaganza, take heed of another UK electronic group stirring up big hertz waves here in LA: Simian Mobile Disco. The duo, formed by former bandmates James Ford and Jas Shaw of electro-rock band Simian, have been making a name for themselves ever since 2005, with stuck-in-your-head singles like “It’s The Beat” and the ubiquitous club hit of ’06/’07 “Hustlin'” propelling them under the neon colored EDM spotlight.
To celebrate the launch of their newest album Unpatterns -which may just be SMD at their very best, showcasing their signature hypnotic beats from the opening of the very first track “I Waited For You” -they’ll be ripping through a DJ set at the Avalon on June 1st. And it’s no surprise the event is listed to last way past the normal 2am club life expectancy time (that’ll be 5 am, thank you very much); after all, James and Jas have been known to fuel a sweaty dance floor without resorting to huge drops every few minutes like few others can.
If you left your heart in London like I did, take heed: this may be your remedy. If not, at the very least you’ll burn some calories dancing to some seriously funky electro. Fancy that!
What: Simian Mobile Disco, j.phlip, Prince Club
Where: Club Avalon
1735 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028
When: June 1, 2012
Tix: $20 presale here