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New 9.7 update brings loads more goodies to the table

The new Ableton Live 9.7 update brings are host of new improvements to the software as well as the Push hardware. New sampling features and...

Lovebreak debuts on Manchester’s Sprechen with 'The Love Me Love You' EP. Listen to the atmospheric deep house track ‘Who Knows Where Your Love Goes’...

Lovebreak will release his debut EP on Sprechen next month. 

Following releases on the Mancheter's Paper Recordings and 22 Digit last year, the emerging producer...

Pants with a hidden pocket! Genius.

We know what you're thinking… these pants offer a hidden compartment to stash your stash! Well, that's not exactly what three likely lads - Ben...

It's the debut documentary from Glitterbox

A new documentary on the power of dance music, Where Love Lives, is out this week.

Global party brand Glitterbox, founded by Defected boss Simon...

DJ Mag bass & breaks special on [email protected]

On Thursday 26th July, we're abandoning (or should we say Abandomaning?) the house and techno territory we usually walk on our monthly [email protected] show...

Win Shindig tickets and Desolat t-shirts/vinyl

Featured in this month's High Five, our recommended nights for January, Newcastle's Shindig has since sold out as a stampede of people purchased tickets in droves for obvious reasons.

Black Science Orchestra’s Trammps-sampling, Frankie Knuckles approved 1992 cut ‘Where Were You?’ marked a key moment in UK house music, and embodied a sound that...

Black Science Orchestra founder Ashley Beedle mulls over last year’s activity and bursts into laughter: “I went to the doctor to get my COVID jab...

Live 10 is dropping on Feb 6th – here’s why you should be excited...

Ableton Live 10 was announced late last year, but it’s only been the last few days that mere mortal users have been able to get...

The track is out this week on Defected

Calvin Harris will release his next single as Love Regenerator, ‘Live Without Your Love’, this Friday 17th July. 

Set to drop via Defected, the single...

Wild Rumpus is just that: an insanely fun, out-of-control party on wax...

The brainchild of DJ Cosmo (Colleen Murphy) the Boston-born, New York raised, London dwelling disco / house music legend, and infamous leftfield guitarist Gary Lucas, who's played with Captain Beefheart, Lou Reed and Jeff Buckley, they make the kind of funky psychedelic rhythms that can only emanate from maverick minds. First single 'Musical Blaze Up' traverses the dub country route, while new cut 'Purple Somersault' is a bizarre and brilliant collision between cranked Kraut-rock drums, wigged surf guitar and scratchy funk. DJmag beckoned Murphy away from her surf board for a minute to talk names, grooves, and grand plans…

So why the name Wild Rumpus?!

"It's from a children's book called 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak which I loved as a kid and which I read to my daughter. There is a great part of the story where the little boy and his monster friends are about to have a manic dance party underneath a full moon and it says, 'And now let the wild rumpus start'. It just had to be used."

It seems to be quite an unusual hook up, between you Cosmo, and Gary Lucas. How did you come to be working together?

"Gary and I have been friends for nearly 20 years and have talked about working together for ages. I used to do a few different radio shows on WNYU in NYC and had him up when he was relaunching his solo career in the late '80s. As most people in the UK know me for being a 'dance' DJ, many may think it is quite an unusual collaboration. However, most people don't know that I was first and foremost a rock chick and founded the first psychedelic / progressive rock show on my radio station and I was a huge Captain Beefheart fan before house music even existed!"

You seem to have a diverse taste - one minute dubbed out beats and rhymes, the next Krautrock surf music... Is there a grand Wild Rumpus plan?

"Wild Rumpus is about fusing different styles but in a way that works. It's also about having fun and being irreverent. And finally it's about being different. I spend a few hours at the record store and find that 99% of the music to which I am subjected to is derivative. It's so boring. Gary and I both have musically diverse backgrounds and we are able to use our musical heritage in a unique way. This is all music we love!"

What's a 'Purple Somersault'?

"It's a 'term' my daughter came up with. Her favourite colour is purple and 'purple' has also become an adjective that means something that is 'the best'. She likes being flipped upside down and would ask us to help her do an orange somersault, a black somersault (very sinister), a yellow somersault (happy!), etc. But the best was always the 'Purple Somersault'. Also, as this is a surf tune, the somersault refers to the somersaults one does underwater after a wipe-out."

Is there an album in the works? What can we expect?

"There is an album in the works. We have a lot of Gary's guitar tracks that we have recorded and now it's up to me to put it all together so I have quite a job in front of me. Gary is the most original guitarist and can do anything. When we're in the studio it's just so easy but the problem comes with the editing and arranging as sometimes there is almost too much! All I can say about the album is that it will be diverse but always psychedelic and soulful."

What's next for Wild Rumpus?

"Right now we're getting our live show, The Wild Rumpus Experience, together for the summer. We have performed in some wild places including India and are hoping to for some of the UK festivals. We work with visual artist Rob Rainbow who works with The Light Surgeons and Nitin Sawhney amongst others and have also worked with percussionists and a poi fire dancer! We have a show that reaches people on many dimensions so the visual element is really important. We just want to do something that is a bit different."

Tough Love records take over DJ Mag HQ..

This week we will be joined by none other than Tough Love & Jaded.

From 5pm until 7pm on Friday (27th Febuary) and streamed live...

New York's Electric Zoo festival

Go ape and swing into action! Electric Zoo, a two-day outdoor dance music extravaganza at New York City’s Randall’s Island Park, takes place on 5th...

Watch our latest GlobalGathering Courtyard Sessions

Our collab with leading dance music festival, GlobalGathering continues tomorrow evening with a live stream from Matrix & Futurebound alongside Kove - from a secret...

Danny McMillan

Following an early career running proto-jungle label, Strictly Underground, Danny McMillan broke through in the late '90s scene while working for Rennie Pilgrem's seminal nu-school...

The track features The Internet's Steve Lacy

Calvin Harris has shared a new single as Love Generator, 'Live Without Your Love'.

After teasing the track, which features The Internet's Steve Lacy, via...