Since the 2009 release of Simian Mobile Disco's second album, Temporary Pleasure, featuring their direction changing "1000 Horses Can't Be Wrong", the English duo have continued to mine a techier, house and techno inspired sound. Following their recent Sacrifice collaboration with house heads Bicep, the Tong Zi Dan EPs builds on the pair's progressive style of production; drums are now thicker, chords are full and percussion is strong. For some extra back up, SMD have invited Fachwerk boss Mike Dehnert to remix "Tong Zi Dan" - which could have gone either way. The Berliner saves listeners from something as slamming as "Pneumatic", instead delivering a remix of laid back, but heaving grooves, similarly sounding to the Dehnert sound of Fachwerk 25.
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