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Also playing the brand new Floppy Disc series are Joey Anderson, ATA and Lola Luc...

Axel Boman, Move D and more are confirmed to play the first night of Wilde Renate's brand new party series, Floppy Drive.

The series at...

Wilde Renate will be live streaming DJ sets from the club, despite not hosting events

Berlin clubs Tresor, OHM and Wilde Renate have all decided to close their doors and cancel events until April 20th in response to the ongoing...

Karim Molyneux-Berry has outlined his experiences of racism and harassment from colleagues at the Berlin club

A former PR manager for Berlin's Salon Zur Wilden Renate has detailed his experience of racism and harassment from colleagues while working at the club. ...

Read the Brazilian house don's tour diary

The life and soul behind Sao Paulo's internationally revered underground bastion D-Edge, he is not only the defining force of one of the city's finest...

D-Edge boss Renato Ratier drops debut EP, plus prizes to be won!

D-Edge legend Renato Ratier is slicker than your average DJ-cum-producer-cum-club owner. Not afraid to switch it up, this Brazilian pioneers’ reputation proceeds him. Not only...

Icelandic wonder to headline Wild in the Country

Bjork has been announced as headliner for this year's Wild in the Country festival. The mega star is set to play the main stage at...

All City to reissue seminal Dublin post-punk album from studio wizard and “non-musician”, Stano. ‘Emma Wild’ is a ragged, spectral new-wave trip...

Ever groundbreaking Dublin label All City are set to reissue the 1983 debut solo album from Irish post-punk pioneer Stano, ‘Content To Write In I...

A new remote control AV dock for your video iPod. Handy.


Feeling lazy? Then plug your iPod into a Belkin TuneCommand AV and operate it from the

comfort of your sofa (£64.99, available now from Belkin...

What could the demise of HMV mean for dance music?

Darius Syrossian arguing that truly dedicated record buyers, those with an eye for specialist vinyl – house, techno, d&b, breaks etc – shouldn't lament the downfall of a corporate chain such as HMV raises some interesting questions.

On Saturday 30th June, Renaissance are taking over the delightful setting of Knebworth house, Hertfordshire to bring us Wild In the Country – an excellent...

Another boutique festival, I hear you say? But just look at the line-up! Underworld will be previewing tracks from their forthcoming album 'Oblivion With Bells'...

On Saturday 30th June, Renaissance are taking over the delightful setting of Knebworth House, Hertfordshire to bring us <b>Wild In the Country</b> – an excellent...

Another boutique festival, I hear you say? But just look at the line-up! Sasha & John Digweed headline, with the elite, cutting edge likes of...

We sent our man in the north to soak up the sights at the Dutch brand's first Manchester show...

There’s something about large-scale dance events that brings out the camaraderie in us. Perhaps it’s thousands of bodies moving in tandem to omnipresent rhythms. Maybe...

New York label 48k co-founder Ryan Glassman brings his Wild Kid alias to an end with the release of a high-definition final banger, ‘​​EVA.ARP2’

Ryan Glassman, co-founder of New York lael 48k, will release the final track under his Wild Kid alias next month. You can hear it below. ...

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...

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."