Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) has shared its full archive ahead of its official closure.
As was announced back in April, both RBMA and Red Bull Radio will shut down on Thursday 31st October as a result of the energy drink giant's contract with music consultancy Yadastar coming to an end.
When Mumdance graced the cover of our UK mag in December we got to know one of the most original artists in UK dance music, and learned how he navigated the music industry through numerous set backs and false starts to stand triumphant right at the cutting edge.
Nightmares On Wax
“Nightmares On wax is one of the original bass masters, and this is a perfect example of a bassbin rattler.”
Lennie De Ice
'We Are I.E'
I.E Records/Reel 2 Reel Productions
“One of my favourites and also one of Riko Dan's favourites, a proper landmark record.”
The House Crew
'We Are Hardcore'
“Everything about this track is top notch - absolute belter.”
Lucky Spin Records
“Love this track, it used to get hammered by the school bus Walkman crew.”
Junction 2 have announced the final acts set to play this year's festival at London's Boston Manor Park.
Taking place on Friday June 7th and Saturday June 8th, Ricardo Villalobos, Mumdance and Hunee are among the new collection of names set to join the already-announced Ben UFO, Maceo Plex, Call Super, Peach, Umfang, Bicep and Shanti Celeste.
Take a look at the full line-up below
Mumdance, Yamaneko, object blue and more have helped label Local Action compile an Ambient Resistance playlist to kindly brighten up our January blues.
A combination of label artists and friends have put together over 15 hours of music covering everything from ambient to modern classical including Ryuichi Sakamoto, Max Richter, and Yamaneko, the only rule seemingly being the track must be impeccably chill.
Few DJs represent the spirit of UK dance music like Jack Adams does. A lifelong student of hardcore, drum & bass and grime, he is utterly devoted to the culture, obsessive in his eagerness for discovery, and passionate in his want to share his knowledge with others.
Over the past decade, he’s had it all, lost it, and rebuilt himself in such a way that he’s now more confident, more creatively minded, and more comfortable with his art than ever.
“The John Peel show is what I used to listen to when I was young, ’cause it just used to baffle me. Hearing fucking black metal, then a techno track, then a drum & bass track, then some Motown. It made no sense, but perfect sense”
In the end, Jack put a stop to the series, as it had begun to take over his life. While not planned, each show took a solid two days of prep, and having gone head-to-head with some of the world’s best DJs, figuring out how to top those names was proving difficult. Radio has always been a huge part of Jack’s life, though, and he’s certainly not disappeared from the airwaves, now hosting a monthly show on NTS instead. The back-to-backs are something he’d like to revisit, he says, but on a less regular (and less stressful) basis.
Grime quickly became a new obsession, with Jack going to see crews like Roll Deep and Ruff Sqwad perform in Brighton, before following the sound to its roots in London around 2008. There, he got involved with MC and producer Jammer, of Boy Better Know fame. “I learnt how to make grime in Jammer’s basement, so I don’t think it can get more grime than that,” Jack says. “I had a very good grime education, directly from Jammer, and working with Trim and Badness and all the people like that. I feel very lucky that I was able to learn from the source.
“I’ve always liked collaboration, I love the collision of ideas,” says Jack. “I like the fact that you do something which is the sum of two people’s parts, it’s not one person, it’s not the other.” He also admits to getting bored when left alone in the studio for too long, and being liable to “piss around with something for fucking ages and not get anything done” — an issue most can relate to.
Mumdance has released his latest mixtape 'Shared Meanings' as a free downloadable mix.
Over an hour-and-a-half in length, the mix collects 32 previously unreleased tracks from the likes of Nkisi, Bambounou, Homemade Weapons and Peder Mannerfelt, veering through ambient, techno, grey area and drum & bass in the process.
The centre-piece of the mix is 'Teachers', a track by Mumdance and regular collaborator Logos, which takes the format of Daft Punk's original of the same name, but calls out the legendary DJs, producers, MCs and clubs that have influenced the pair.
DJ Stingray and Mumdance have dropped a next level electro playlist on Spotify.
The 19-strong selection includes workouts from names like Kyle Hall (under his KMFH alias), French rave activist Umwelt, dnb pioneer Doc Scott and Birmingham techno deity Regis.
Mumdance is releasing a new custom Eurorack module in collaboration with UK company ALM Busy Circuit. The module called MUM M8 is a low-pass filter inspired by the filter design from Akai’s iconic S950 sampler, though Mumdance, aka Jack Adams, has a added a new resonance control aswell as a saturator and dedicated VCA to the design.
Native Instruments showcase their KOMPLETE 11 studio plug-in suite with an innovative campaign where 24 artists composed a piece of music only using KOMPLETE 11.
It’s a simple challenge — create a rough outline of a track using only KOMPLETE 11. The results offer a snapshot of forward-thinking electronic music and show how much can be achieved by combining just a few sounds from the vast range of instruments and effects available in KOMPLETE.