RELATED MUSIC LISTS
 Under The Radar 2014
 Recent digs, rec me similar
 Under The Radar 2014
 Sehguh's Albums Of The Year
 Recent digs, rec me similar

» Edit Band Information
» Edit Albums

» Add a Review
» Add an Album
» Add News

Mumdance

Building on his reputation for eclecticism and reinvention, Jack Adams, better known as Mumdance, is back with his new LP -Twists and Turns. After a two-year hiatus, taking time away from touring, clearing his show-addled mind, and switching fromsoftware to hardware based production, the new record reveals yet another 'back to the drawing-board' moment for Jack.

Since being discovered by Diplo in 2008 via his bootleg remix of the Black Lips' Veni Vedi Vici featuring Grime-scene stalwartMC Jammer, Jack has proven adept at keeping ahead of the music curve. That initial collision o ...read more

Building on his reputation for eclecticism and reinvention, Jack Adams, better known as Mumdance, is back with his new LP -Twists and Turns. After a two-year hiatus, taking time away from touring, clearing his show-addled mind, and switching fromsoftware to hardware based production, the new record reveals yet another 'back to the drawing-board' moment for Jack.

Since being discovered by Diplo in 2008 via his bootleg remix of the Black Lips' Veni Vedi Vici featuring Grime-scene stalwartMC Jammer, Jack has proven adept at keeping ahead of the music curve. That initial collision of indie and staunchly Britishgrime was to set the tone for the early part of his career, propelled by Diplo and Mad Decent's backing from a bedroomremixer to a DJ touring the world within three months.

That first era of Mumdance production, heavily influenced by the aesthetic of 8-bar grime - early Wiley, DJ Oddz, and RuffSqwad - was exemplified by his release of a remix of Santigold's Creator, featuring Jammer, Tempa T, Chronik, Rage,Slickman & Badness. Followed by an EP made with Trim and released on No Hats No Hoods Recordings. His first EP on MadDecent, the Mum Decent EP, led to two world tours which exposed Jack's mind to all sorts of regional music from around theglobe, which in turn led to the fusing of his UK club sensibilities with more global sounds such as kuduro, funk carioca, tribalgurachero, soca, batucada carnival music and gagaku.

With these influences firmly in place, Jack pursued an even more varied working style, concentrating on a string ofcollaborations; mixtapes with NYC punks Cerebral Ballzy, producing UK grime bangers for Boy Better Know, cumbia in Mexicowith Toy Selectah, techno in Paris with Brodinski, or tropicália for electropop heavyweights Bonde Do Role in Brazil. Thisfruitful period of travelling and producing culminated in his first mixtape album; Different Circles - a sprawling compilation of13 of his best tracks blended together into a 40 minute mix, showcasing releases on a number of labels including MadDecent, Big Dada, Trouble and Bass, Greco Roman Southern Fried and No Hats No Hoods.

Representing the start of what he refers to as a 'second wave of his career', his recent sabbatical in the UK countryside sawthe launch of a Different Circles podcast and the symbiotic Different Circles parties. The new record,Twists & Turns, looks tovery different sources from those that created the first LP - strong outside influences have been replaced with esotericintrospection - the new record being a personal reflection on the music of Adams' youth. Drawing on everything from 90shardcore and proto-jungle to shoegaze classics. Twists & Turns maintains numerous nods to grime greats, pushing the new130BPM instrumental grime wave. With this new sound comes a new set of record labels, with Jack releasing music onHyperdub, Tectonic, Keysound & Unknown to the Unknown.

The ideals of Mumdance's new mixtape are reflected with the launch of his new live show; 100% hardware based, butstripped down to the bare minimum of a 909 drum machine, a hardware sampler, two decks and a mixer. The idea being tokeep things as raw as possible, concentrating on the sound, vibe and dance floor, rather than relying on light shows orgimmicks. The sound moves between genres from minute to minute, but rests somewhere between Jeff Mills' live technodrum jams and golden era 8-bar grime.

Jack's eclectic discography and ability to work within both electronic and guitar based scenes is concrete proof that he alwayslikes to keep things moving and not rest in one place for too long. His commitment to 'bringing different sounds and culturestogether' is an ethos which runs at the very core of everything he turns his hand to. You literally never know what you aregoing to hear next. « hide

Similar Bands: Visionist, Wen, Logos, Rabit

LPs
Twists and Turns
06/18/2013

3
1 Votes
EPs
Take Time
2014

3.8
5 Votes
Springtime
2014

2.5
1 Votes
Compilations
Cairo Calling: Mahraganat Mixtape
2014

3.5
1 Votes

Contributors: exitsense, ShitsofRain, Deviant.,

FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy