Working under an assumed fame name inspired by '60s Swiss sex bomb Ursula Andress and the pseudo-futuristic numerical suffixes used to sell Atomic Age household appliances (i.e. The Cubla Carpet Sucker 500!), Brooklyn-via-Miami mixmeister Ursula 1000 (born Alex Gimeno) has spent ten post-millenial years mining retro musical territory for new strains of danceable noise.
Pinging between novelty kitsch, damaged garage rock, druggy glam, dirty disco, and spacey punk, Gimeno's shuttled hundreds of sonic capsules into space so far, from singles like Mucho Tequila and Zombies to full-length discs including 2000's All Systems Are Go Go and 2009's Mystics.
He's even overseen remixes for professional party starters such as electroclash beast Felix Da Housecat and arty duo Pinker Tones.
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The most recent transmission from Ursula 1000 is 2010's four-song Fuzz EP, a giddily apocalyptic club record riddled with disco whistles, panic sirens, trashed synths, and twisted guitars -- not to mention a paranoia-tinged cameo by B-52s singer Fred Schneider on lead single "Hey You!"
In short, it's spazzy time-travel tuneage for a trip on DMT.
Ursula 1000 with O Som Do Jazz and the Methodaires as part of the Mod Miami Festival. Friday, March 4. The American Legion's Grand Ball Room, 6445 NE Seventh Ave., Miami. The show starts at 7 p.m. and festival passes cost $25 to $89. Visit modmiami.com.