Simian Mobile Disco – Cruel Intentions review

Simian Mobile Disco – Cruel Intentions review

Artist: Simian Mobile Disco
Title: Cruel Intentions
Label: Wichita
Genre: Disco/Nu Disco, Dubstep/Grime
Format: 12″, Digital
Buy From: Juno Records, Juno Download (available from January 3)

Just one of several prominent features on Simian Mobile Disco’s early 2009 full-length, Temporary Pleasure, was Gossip’s lead-singer Beth Ditto on “Cruel Intentions.”

There her roaring vocals play the foreground, reborn a diva in her genre debut. Now released as a single, the robust and soulful original gets proper reintroduction from several noteworthy producers.

Heartbreak both slows-down and reduces for each of his two remixes. Greg Wilson adds his own percussive flair, and Maurice Fulton sticks to complementary disco overtones.

But for the icing on the cake, Bristol prodigy Joker reinvents, adding his own dirty dubstep signature to the recipe, spicing up the single quite uniquely.

Review: Nick Andrews

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