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Who is Ursula 1000?URSULA 1000 is the alter ego of Brooklyn, New York based producer/DJ/multi-instrumentalist Alex Gimeno. His albums and mix sessions have taken on a broad scope of retro tinged spy grooves, bumping latin disco funk, hints of post punk, electro, go go, sleazy glam rock…And he never stops evolving. Altering the past for a better tomorrow.
He’s remixed for the likes of Quincy Jones, Felix Da Housecat, The Faint, Fort Knox Five to a slew of television remodels for themes to Sesame Street, The Powerpuff Girls, The Incredibles and Yo Gabba Gabba. His songs have been used in TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Sex And The City, How I Met Your Mother, Bored To Death, Entourage, So You Think You Can Dance, the Emmy nominated documentary NY77:The Coolest Year In Hell, America’s Funniest Videos and films like Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Blue Crush and Pink Panther plus ad campaigns for Adidas, Grand Marnier, Skyy Vodka, Samsung, AT&T, Kelloggs and more. Some of his music has been used in video games like Destroy All Humans!, NBA 2K9 and Tap Tap Revenge. Ursula’s also created sound design/runway music for Issey Miyake, Desigual, Prada, Miu Miu, Hugo Boss, Miss Sixty, H&M and Christian Dior.
His collaborations with Dr.Luke, Fred Schneider of The B-52s, Isabelle Antena, Kool Kojak, Shag, Cristina/Ze Records and Los Amigos Invisibles to name a few brought forth sheer magic on the five albums, The Now Sound of Ursula 1000, Kinda’ Kinky, Here Comes Tomorrow, Mystics and Mondo Beyondo all on ESL Music (Thievery Corporation’s label). All Systems Are Go Go and Ursadelica showed the world his dj and taste making skills and Undressed had it all re-imagined by electronic’s finest like Deekline, Ladytron, Product.01, Malente and more.
You can find him traveling the world (30+ countries clocked and counting!) dj-ing at places like Fabric, Shambhala Music Festival, Razzmatazz, Summer Stage, The Big Chill Festival, Joshua Tree Festival, Green Plugged Festival Korea and Good Vibrations. For a more obscure selection of songs that make him tick, check out his radio show, Guilty Pleasures on BrooklynRadio.com and his Soundcloud and Mixcloud pages.
Ursula just launched his own boutique label Insect Queen Music debuting with his side project, the sexy spacey nu disco house sounds of: QUENTIN QUATRO! The Disco Quatro EP is out now digitally and on vinyl with remixes by Psychemagik, Sleazy McQueen and Space Coast. The follow up, The Quatrophonic EP, also just recently came out with remixes by Cole Medina, Gemini Bros, Discofari and Virgin Magnetic Material.
The next Ursula 1000 album Voyeur is out this October 2015 and its tropical-drenched disco vibe is the perfect cocktail featuring guests like legendary NY drag queen Lady Bunny, Puddles Pity Party, Mocean Worker, Federico Aubele and more!