you oughta know…. THE BLACK GHOSTS … (MP3, CMJ)
DOWNLOAD: The Black Ghosts – Face (Switch mix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Black Ghosts – – Some Way Through This (Plastician & Skream Remix) (MP3)
QUESTIONS: What is the difference between Simian & Simian Mobile Disco? What does any of it have to do with Justice? And who the hell are The Black Ghosts?
Simian were an English electro-rock band, best-known for their song “La Breeze”, which was featured in the Peugeot 1007 commercial. The members are Simon William Lord, James Ellis Ford, Alex MacNaghten & James Anthony Shaw. Their second album “We Are Your Friends” was produced by ambient music composer and producer for U2 and Talking Heads, the famed Brian Eno…………In 2006, “We Are Your Friends”, a remix of their song “Never Be Alone” was released…..This single was credited to “Justice vs. Simian” and started life as a submission by the French electro outfit Justice in a remix competition. The video for the single won the award for best video at MTV Europe Video Awards 2006……Simian split up in 2005 with Ford and Shaw forming the splinter group Simian Mobile Disco. The new group is more dance oriented and are in demand as remixers and DJs. Lord now is in The Black Ghosts, an electronica act with DJ Touche from The Wiseguys. [Wikipedia]
And now you know (in case you didn’t).
ONE MORE FUN FACT! – Simon William Lord (now in The Black Ghosts) was the vocalist in Simian, and so it is his voice singing in “Because we are your friends you’ll never be alone again well come on well come on well come on well come on……
Stream a Black Ghosts DJ mix HERE AND HERE. You can also get their mixes for free on iTunes. Download MP3s above. Get their I AM SOUND debut EP (“Anyway You Choose To Give It”) when it is released on October 30th.
And see The Black Ghosts for the first time when they make their U.S. debut in NYC this year for CMJ. So far they’re DJing (I think it’s all DJing) at least four events – the Syndicate party at Rebel on October 15th, the Magnum PR showcase at the Delancey on October 17th, the “I Heart” showcase at Angel Orensanz on October 18th, AND……….the free BrooklynVegan party happening at Pianos during the day on October 17th (DJ set from 4-5 pm – in the bar). More details on that to be announced shortly (save the date!).
The Black Ghosts‘ new video, & more tour dates, below….
’Some Way Through This’
The Black Ghosts – 2007 Tour Dates
Oct 1 – SOUTHERN FRIED MOBILE DISCO @ DIGITAL BRIGHTON
Oct 6 – RAZOR STILLETO SHEFFIELD
Oct 16-20 — CMJ
Oct 17 – Pianos, NYC 4-5 PM (BrooklynVegan day party)
Oct 20 – THE CUSTARD FACTORY BIRMINGHAM
Oct 26 – SEEK AND DESTROY @ NIGHT & DAY MANCHESTER
Nov 1 – YO YO LONDON
Dec 21 – SHOCK! @ CRAWDADDY DUBLIN