James Curd & Morgan Phalen – So Bad

Artist: James Curd & Morgan Phalen
Title: So Bad
Format: Digital
LC: 15799
Cat: EXP-DIGITAL-38
Released: 17.06.2013

James is back on Exploited. Including a remix by hotly tipped german producer Larse.

James Curd has worked with everyone from Kaskade to PNAU to Lawrence Welk (!) to enlisting his services for The Incredibles soundtrack, all without making it seem like a stretch.

His projects like Greenskeepers have defied easy description and have garnered love from John Peel. He’s written one of the 00s most curious cult hits in “Lotion,” a groovy guitar jam set to Buffalo Bill’s lines from Silence of the Lambs, and the group’s foray into house (both organic and inorganic sounds). He’s respected in house and electronic circles, but he still loves the guitar and the classic pop/rock of American radio, though he now operates out of Australia.

While in Los Angeles to music supervise the upcoming film Crush, James met singer Morgan Phalen. You may recognize Morgan’s vocals from the psychy second LP by Justice, “Audio Video Disco” or heard his band Diamond Nights. Morgan and James had studio sessions in both in LA and Australia. They traded ideas back and forth from LA to Australia inbetween trips to build an massive catalog of music. They have new music coming out together as a collaboration as well as a full band project called “Favored Nations” with Sid Who? from “The Swiss”.

Video here: youtu.be/TDUuUkqiOq4

Early Feedback:

DJ Mag: “James Curd is a musical genius. From his work in Greenskeepers to his soundtrack work on The Incredibles. While working in LA, James met guitarist Morgan Phalen and they decided to work together. This has been a meeting of minds with the original track sounding like The Police being produced by James Murphy. Readers of this page will be most interested in the remix by Larse. After the amnazing remix of Candi Staton’s, ‘Hallelujah Anyway’, there is a lot of expectation about what he would do next. He hasnt fallen short here with a brilliant remix of this interesting and challenging track.”

Black Van: Wow. Nice one again James Curd. One of the best releases lately from Exploited.

Tensnake: Weird stuff on Exploited. Larse remix is nice.

El Txef: Massive Summertrack!

Moullinex: EPIC. Probably Exploited’s best release this year! I can imagine one perfect DJ scenario for each version. Thank you!

Adana Twins: Will defo play the Larse Remix!

Bushwacka: Larse Mix is cool.

Rey & Kjavic: Nice summer tune with great vocals. So Bad (Exploited) for us!

Kyodai: Nice summer track. Also we like the remix.

Betoko: Looove it!

Round Table Knights: So Bad is so good!

Tim Paris: Daddy loves Dub.

Joyce Muniz: Nice job Larse!

The Mekanism: Bomb!

Tommie Sunshine: This is excellent!

Kaiserdisco: Another great release!

Animal Trainer: Really good!

Sante: The Golden Touch Version is really nice.

Justin Jay: Larse Remix is pretty cool.

Waifs & Strays: Really cool…love the vocals!

DJ Mag: “James Curd is a musical genius. From his work in Greenskeepers to his soundtrack work on The Incredibles. While working in LA, James met guitarist Morgan Phalen and they decided to work together. This has been a meeting of minds with the original track sounding like The Police being produced by James Murphy. Readers of this page will be most interested in the remix by Larse. After the amnazing remix of Candi Staton’s, ‘Hallelujah Anyway’, there is a lot of expectation about what he would do next. He hasnt fallen short here with a brilliant remix of this interesting and challenging track.”

Black Van: Wow. Nice one again James Curd. One of the best releases lately from Exploited.

Tensnake: Weird stuff on Exploited. Larse remix is nice.

El Txef: Massive Summertrack!

Round Table Knights: So Bad is so good!

Tim Paris: Daddy loves Dub.

Joyce Muniz: Nice job Larse!

The Mekanism: Bomb!

Tommie Sunshine: This is excellent!

Kaiserdisco: Another great release!

Animal Trainer: Really good!

Sante: The Golden Touch Version is really nice.

Justin Jay: Larse Remix is pretty cool.

Waifs & Strays: Really cool…love the vocals!