CD | 2017 | US | Original (Insect Queen Music)
Inkl. MwSt. zzgl. Versandkosten
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The man behind Ursula 1000 is American producer, multi-instrumentalist, and DJ Alex Gimeno, who creates sampledelic disco, easy listening and breakbeat tracks in a style similar to continental popsters from Pizzicato Five to Dimitri from Paris. Born in New York, Alex Gimeno was raised in Miami Beach, where he studied commercial art and owned an underground comic-book store before joining the local band 23 as a drummer. Absorbed partially through his enormous record collection, Gimeno soon fused his fanatical love of music and pop culture to birth Ursula 1000. He bought turntables and a mixer, learned to spin, and began DJ'ing at both a local college station and Miami nightclubs, recording along the way as well. After becoming a fixture -- as both DJ and drummer -- in the Miami scene for nearly a decade, Gimeno relocated to New York City to further both his mixing and production career. Gimeno signed to the Eighteenth Street Lounge label run by D.C.'s Thievery Corporation, which became the outlet for virtually all of his releases. He issued five studio albums (1999's The Now Sound of Ursula 1000, 2002's Kinda' Kinky, 2005's Here Comes Tomorrow, 2009's Mystics and 2011's Mondo Beyondo), a remix set (2007's Undressed ...Remixed), and a pair of mix albums (2000's All Systems Are Go Go and 2004's Ursadelica). While his sound became increasingly heavy and more dancefloor-oriented, his sense of genre-mashing playfulness never waned. He returned to the Ursula 1000 moniker for 2015's “Voyeur”, his first album on his Insect Queen label that featured guest appearances from Mocean Worker, Lady Bunny, and Puddles Pity Party.