"I grew up listening to everything from rock to big band to disco and funk," Gimeno tells Spinner. "[My sound] is just adventures in fun and cheeky retro and future sounds."
As a staple of the New York scene, Gimeno, along with top Spinners like Carl Craig and Tim Sweeney, can't get enough of APT -- the tiny DJ mecca that puts sound first and boasts a "no requests" sign from its basement booth. Gimeno is also quick to voice his appreciation for diverse venues and fanbases overseas, and in American cities like San Francisco. "I find myself playing venues in Europe and even other cities to over eight hundred people that just don't exist in New York," he says. "Maybe it's a space thing. I love my nights at APT."
Beyond his reach in the clubs and record stores, Ursula 1000's tunes are all over TV commercials and soundtracks. His song 'Kaboom' can be heard in AT&Ts Slider advert, while more of his grooves have been featured on 'Sex and the City, 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Desperate Housewives.' "It's always super weird to me hearing your track on license," Gimeno says. "Many times, for whatever reason, my tunes are used in steamy sex scenes like in 'Sex and the City.' Those made me blush."
Ursula 1000 has also made a name with his remix work. He's reworked tunes ranging from the Faint to Mocean Worker, before getting his own tunes reworked. Most recently, Ursula unveiled his 'Undressed ... Remixed' album, which features remixes of his tracks by Ladytron and Fort Knox Five.
Snag an MP3 below and listen to a party-rockin' mix set chock-full of Ursula signature mashes, including Daft Punk and the Specials.
Download: 'Kaboom' [Red Foxxworth Mix] (MP3)
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Ursula 1000, 'Spinner RPM Mix'
02: Mocean Worker, 'Shake Ya Boogie,' (Ursula 1000 Remix)
03: Kraak and Smaak, 'Funk Ass Rotator'
04: Axel Neville vs. Run DMC, 'It's Like That'
05: Daft Punk, 'Around the World' (Villians More Cowbell Edit)
06: Crookers vs. Salt-n-Pepper 'Love to Push it (Ursula 1000 Edit)
07:The Bulgarian, 'Jack it Like a Zombie' (Santiago and Bushido Remix)
08: Frew and Shopliftas, 'Bermuda Nights' (Twockers Remix)
09: Bodyrox, 'What Planet are You On?'
10: 2 Bad Mice, 'Bomb Scare'
11: Maurice, 'This is Acid' (K&T Mix)
12: DJ Kool. 'Let Me Clear My Throat' (Urban House Mix)
13: Mr. Strom / Prosper, 'Hollyboot Swinging'
14: The Specials,'Gangsters' (Mike B Skamore Edit)
15: Edgar Winter Group, 'Frankenstein'
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