Mumdance‘s Different Circles began as a podcast of bits from his own collection that he hadn’t heard in a while. That was the only music policy – no genre rules, no particular BPM. He sites John Peel as an influence; ‘the music he played on his shows was always completely disjointed & all over the place, but his selection and good taste held it all together.’
With four of these mixes out in the world Different Circles has evolved into a club night at Queen of Hoxton, as eclectic as the mixtapes, and launching this Saturday night with Esser, Mumdance b2b with LV (the two have a track coming out on Hyperdub in July)
Have a little listen to the latest in the Different Circles series, and we’ll see you on the dancefloor.
Jack Adams has been digging out some beauties for his new Mumdance ‘Different Circles’ podcast series. There is no set format and no set music policy, it’s all about playing some of the old greats from his collection that he’s been listening to. The result is something pretty damn hot, and hopefully we’re going to get a new one monthly. Enjoy.
Mumdance Triple J Mix – May 2011
1. Funkin Matt & Teki Latex – Get Loose (Canblaster Remix)
2. Instra: Mental – Thomp
3. DJ Juanito – I’ll Be Good
4. Mumdance & Canblaster – Say Yes
5. Blawan – Bohla
6. Bambounou – ?????
7. Skream – Where You Should Be (Seiji Remix)
8. NT89 & Camel – Flush
9. Distance ft Alys Blaze – Falling (Sunship Remix)
10. Mista Men – I’ll Still Love You
11. Jubei – Alignment (Boddika Remix)
12. Para One & Teki Latex – 5th Dimension
13. Dark Sky – Armour
14. Submerse – Mecha
15. Jack Sparrow – Dread
16. LV – Northern Line
17. The Endz – From The Endz (Knicker Bocker Corey Frontin Remix)
18. Eastwood & Oddz – Coalition
19. One Way ft Al Hudson – Dont Stop (Ever Loving Me)
Mumdance AKA Jack Adams just released The Tarahtid EP on No Hats No Hoods (29 November) and to celebrate he’s done a little mixtape. The Mumentum Mix is so named because it gains speed from 125 to 175 bpm, so you’ll find yourself shaking like a polaroid picture by the end of it.
After the Mumdecent EP on Mad Decent (I hear the next release is for Mad Decent too),Tarahtid returns to Jack’s UK Grime roots with some darker sounds from MCs Trim (formerly of Roll Deep) and Jammer, who tag team on the tile track while Trim holds the reins on What Ima Say Nex. As a bonus track you can download the So Solid Crew 21 Seconds sample So Squalid Instrumental from the EP for free here.
We’re quite excited to get ourselves down to Counter Culture this Saturday – a new venue under the arches at London Bridge (what did we do before there were arches in our lives…) open for 99 days only with a remit to bring art, literature, theatre and clubbing all together under one arched roof. And who better to experience it with than Round Table Knights, Zombie Disco Squad, Christian Martin and Solo.
This week’s tracks are a mixed bag as we alternate between good clean Autumn fun, walking around in fallen leaves and feeling all wrapped up, inhaling firework and sparkler dust, to getting ourselves down n’ dirty on a sweaty old dancefloor way past our bedtimes.
Retro/Grade are Serge Santiago and Tom Neville combining their vast experience in the music game. The blend of the downright dirty electro you hear in Pulsar to the italo-disco ringing through in Escape Sequence partnered with the linear laser sequence of two guys crossing the contours of the globe, and only the symmetry of their Mac Books and cheeky nodding heads on show, makes a night with them a memorising spectacle to remember.
Last year their track Moda won support from many a big player on the clubbing scene, with their new single Escape Sequence dropping just the other week on Deconstruction Records and a series of gigs lined up, including December’s Goldfrapp tour, there’s a lot more in the pipeline yet…
Retro/Grade sets come at you hard and fast and certainly aren’t for those unaccustomed to sensory overload. If you’re keen, you can grab your free copy of 2009’s Modahere and we’ll see you down the front at Ewer Street tomorrow.
This weekend is another one of those where we’d like to be in three different cities, and three different clubs at once, but instead we’re settling for a three day party, which will probably spill over into Monday and make pre-Halloween zombies of us all. Worth it? YES.
Fetish Circus Life Drawing from Tuesday 19 October
We like birthdays. So, it seems, does The Book Club. They’ve gone one step further and are having ‘birthweek’ events all this week. We’re doing a double-header; Saturday night for Mumdance vs Hold Still (Tim Filthy Duke) and resident DJs for a 3 record soundclash downstairs, which gets dark and evil compared to the relative relaxation of the ping pong and cocktails above ground, then on Sunday music production workshops with Toby Tobias and Om Unit.
There was so much that we quite fancied this week we couldn’t fit it all into a Woody’s Roundup: Events
Tonight Thursday 21st October: Come Get Felt Up. Craft materials are given out for a creative competition based on the Mexican Day of the Dead. Prizes, cake, DJs and dead celebs.
Friday 22 October: We Can Talk Goes Kitsch. Rum, Rockabilly and Surf Noir with The Bikini Beach Band and resident DJs.
Saturday 23 October: Birthweek Brawl soundclash with Mumdance.
Sunday 24 October: Beats Sunday Roast. Music production sessions.
We all hate the change of season, but it’s a great time musically as the tracks everyone’s been working on over the summer are hitting the stores with a vengeance. This week’s music blew our minds, and made us shout things out loud in the silent office, like ‘bloody yes!’ and ‘get in!’ – forgetting it was a private earphone experience.