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We returned to the woods for part two of Jaymo & Andy George's mystic boutique experience...

This time last year DJ Mag was wondering how Jaymo & Andy George’s fantastical festival Lost Village could avoid the sophomore slump. After its 2015...

 Mexican DJ will now fly to Las Vegas to compete against DJs from around the world.

Mexican DJ, Iker Azcue, is 2016’s DJ Mag Wild Card Miller SoundClash winner! The talented DJ and producer, who was a finalist in 2015’s Wild...

Wild Life of the party...

After one of the country’s must turbulent years in history, Disclosure kicks off 2017 with their Wild Life BK party bringing nothing but beat-laden joy...

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...

Initial reports to the contrary were incorrect...

Reports surfaced in the dance music media earlier this week that SoundCloud were preparing to block all DJ mixes that aren’t fully cleared, but the...

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. ...

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...

The set took place in association with Neversea festival, which “aims to become the world's first music festival powered almost entirely by green energy” by...

A DJ has performed on top of a wind turbine for the first time ever.

Alex Parker, who also performed on the main stage at...

"Supersize your DJ set"

SoundCloud is now fully integrated with Serato’s newest DJ software, allowing DJs to mix tracks directly from the streaming service for the first time.

Initially...

Disclosure’s Wild Life Detroit festival bridges generations of dance music...

Disclosure’s travelling festival series Wild Life stops in Michigan’s metro Detroit area, and in just a matter of seven hours, the event manages to encompass...

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."

DJ Shadow confirms new album will be released in 2023

DJ Shadow has confirmed that he will release a new studio album this year. 


The influential Californian DJ and producer shared the news on 26th...

The site’s founder revealed an agreement was made as part of SoundCloud Go...

SoundCloud has revealed that DJ mixes will no longer be taken down for copyright infringement for both free and paying subscribers.

The website’s founder, Eric...

RIP Black N Mild

Black N Mild, a mainstay of New Orleans bounce community and longtime DJ, has passed away at age 44. The exact cause hasn’t been reported...

Out 20th October...

Kerri Chandler has been announced as the latest selector to helm the next edition of the always essential DJ-Kicks mix album series, which will be...