Ursula 1000 is Brooklyn's Alex Gimeno. The Producer/DJ has been labeled Loungecore, Breakbeat and Digital Dancehall (to name just a few). He's done remixes for artists such as Quincy Jones and Felix Da Housecat and collaborated with the likes of Dr. Luke, Shag, Cristina and Los Amigos Invisibles.
He's produced "television remodels" for theme music to television shows such as Sesame Street and The Powerpuff Girls and had his music featured in programs such as Sex And The City, Grey’s Anatomy and Ugly Betty (not to mention commercial work for companies such as AT&T and Adidas).
I found him on the compilation, "Bombay The Hard Way 2: Electric Vindaloo," which was the follow up to "Bombay The Hard Way," also featuring an Ursula 1000 track. Motel Records released both albums, wherein all the artists were sampling from Bollywood films. Check out "Electric Vindaloo" HERE. Ursula 1000 is also on Myspace. Check that out HERE.
Without further ado, here's the SAR Q&A with Ursula 1000...
*Name: Ursula 1000
*Do you use a pseudonym? No
*Members: Alex Gimeno
*Tape manipulations, digital deconstructions or turntable creations: "Digital Deconstructions" perhaps? Though the music is performed and later tweaked to sound like digital deconstructions or found sounds.
*Another genre descriptor:
*Location: Brooklyn, New York
*Original Location: Originally from New York, then moved and grew up in Miami Beach and moved back to New York 10 years ago where I currently reside.
*What is your creative/artistic background: Studied Commercial Art, played in bands, DJ-ed, collect tons of records, love comics and Pop Art in general.
*History: Since 1999.
*Born: In New York, though the band started its inception in Miami Beach.
*Motivations: Turn my turn-ons inside out and make something new to turn people inside out.
*Philosophy: See above.
*How would you like to be remembered: Eek how morbid—I guess to leave a fascinating body of work.