belgian dj & producer mugwump performs an about-face with a new sound and live show trough second album ‘drape’.
the result of nine months locked up with musicians stephane fedele (bass), thomas stadnicki (guitars), lukas melville (drums) and a series of live shows in belgium, second album ‘drape’ fuses the electronic with an occasionally heavy rock feel and outstanding lyrics, all topped off with a french-belgian-tinged vocal and lyrical topicality. music-wise it spans a breadth of influences from the interzone between post-punk, indie pop, psych & noise while geoffroy mugwump lays down conscious, parlando-style, lyrics over nine songs ‘soundtracking our torments in the age of laissez-faire and aestheticisation’.
mugwump & circlesquare get the remix treatment from tuff city kids, runaway & the eskimo twins on the new after they fall single. early support by andrew weatherall, sean johnston, d’julz, erol alkan & jamie jones.
SILENCE V EXTRA 1 (EWAN PEARSON / MUGWUMP & DC SALAS RMXS) (10 INCH)
10" Vinyl D20.01.15
extra special limited release package - 10 inch vinyl in 12 inch sleeve. includes poster in 5 different available beautifiul versions. you will get 1 out of 5 included so it is a bit of mistery which one you will get!
hailed as the most requested record ever by londons phonica records, re-release of this brilliant track on international feel, complete with a 2013 techno redux and the glorious new beat of god is gracious. 180 gram vinyl. played by everyone!
following up on his 2010 madhouse pop gem >someone out there<, aka jk (a.k.a. jonathan kreinik, new york producer extraordinaire and long-time live sound engineer for the rapture) returns to throne of blood with >2600 2600<, the title of which may or may not reference a famous analog synthesizer. an appropriate title, as synthesizers indeed abound from the start, flooding the low-end with disorienting deep analog washes before the utterly-infectious vocal enters and the party kicks off in earnest.
this is the third single taken from boohgaloo zoos devastatingly good self-titled debut album. >i got< is a relentless disco groover while >come to this< is a slow-mo exotica house bomb (whatever that may mean) with some hints of exotica. two fat and funky joints. this time, the remixes are courtesy of mugwump and aardvark. mugwump takes the original and turns it into an electrifying discoid tour de force. aardvark does his thing, which lately means taking a song, and giving it an electronic shock treatment. those who like forward thinking electronic music will go bananas for this one. post >nameyourfavourite<?
12 inch vinyl with digital download coupon. comes with remixes from wugwump & dave dk. wonderful support and played by everyone from luciano over michael mayer to the usual suspect as bill brewster, tiga, dj pierre, yvan smagghe ... a beauty!
mugwumps geoffroy and kolombo have been on a continuous roll since we heard them last year on kompakt with their genre defying breakthrough 12inch single >fears inc.<. these belgian sensationalists have had a series of monstrosities including maxis on endless flight, cocoon recordings, gigolo, throne of blood and the hit >everything remains/parser< on the legendary r&s imprint. we missed them and if you can tell from this single, its obvious they did too!
THE CONGREGATION OF DISCALCED CLERKS / CONCRETE SKANKIN
12" Vinyl UK07.06.10
after an ultra-busy 2009 year, mugwump is delighted to grace throne of blood, a label they are really digging, with their first original productions of 2010 and a double tracker that fuses a lot of their previous influences, such as italo, ebm, acid-house, techno, classic disco, dub or breaks, all clashing to the sound they ve expertly crafted and produced. get a glimpse of their devastating new club sound.
one sided, white paper inners and black spined outer sleeve limited to 300 stamped copies! re-imagined and pushed into exciting new sonic territory by belgiums mugwump. - very beautiful, will play this for sure michael mayer (kompakt)
these two have paid their dues and have released on some of the most prestigious labels in dance music. kompakt (meditation ep, fears inc.) mood music (memory lane refund ft. sasse), cocoon (mindflexes) and r&s (everytything remains/cryptid
if you like the disco feeling and dance to house, this mugwump record will be right up your street. the uplifting and percussive original version of >tellakian circles< gets a slightly deeper treatment by the runaway
mugwump rollen einen erhabenen, optimistischen deephousetrack aus, um ihn im laufe des tracks mit markerschütternden schreien zu konterkarieren. das klingt geschrieben natürlich nur halb so gut wie in echt...
big support by ivan smagghe, michael mayer, chloe, ben watt, chloe, superpitcher, ewan pearson, aeroplane, d julz... die belgier raeumen auf in sachen house und entzerren das korsett... heraus kommt ein neuer antlitz, flaechendeckend schoen... welthit ! ein kleines wunder was mugwump hier in die rille zaubern. groovig, fordernd, nachhaltig und höchst amüsant. spätestens dann wenn du glaubst, dass eine blaskapelle Über die tanzfläche marschiert gibts kein halten mehr....
trotz grossem house anteil sind die mugwump tracks der >meditation ep< jeweils ein kleines subgenre für sich, aber ehe wir jetzt anfangen mal wieder neue schubladen zu erfinden, holen wir uns lieber einen drink und gehen tanzen. denn so groovige beats werden nicht alle tage ins vinyl geritzt
so at last its time for misericord number two and a track we re really proud and excited to be releasing. hot on the heels of al ushers mighty gnanfou ep, mugwump deliver their finest work to date. a 107bpm club monster (for us balearic grandads this is not a contradiction in terms) entitled boutade. an extended intro with marcato strings and timpani builds the drama until a massive bassline drops and the dancefloor gets stupid. on the flip myself, naughty and sasse turn in a chugging prescription esque dub for good measure.
support comes from alex from tokyo (innervisions), chloe, muallem (compost), tim paris, will saul and philip sherburne (lan muzik). the belgian power-trio mugwump have gained solid support from the likes of ewan pearson, ivan smagghe and ata among others in the recent years for their floor crunching sound on labels such as eskimo, hi-phen, suicide, crosstown rebels and brique rouge. >memory lane refund< was projected for moodmusic as a proud statement. building on a solid house basement, the original is influenced by early chicago and uk house with jacking beats and excellent synth workout from the belgian maestros. their own acid retraxion remix works out some more rolling beats and an evil bassline straight from chicago ala 1987. for remix duties alexander maier (buzzin fly/criminal) turned the original upside down and injected a funky, yet melodic dose of new school house in its best form. this rocks. sasse deliveres a serious sunday afternoon rocker with same flow as his recent work with kiki & nick chacona
don’t you feel sexier already? go and shag the planet honey. you’re a horse, you’re a fucking horse and the world is your playing field, now go for it, night dog lunatic,scorched harmonics. you’re a horse, behave like one.
mit *after dark: nightshift* serviert uns bill brewster eine angenehm-entspannte selektion elektronischer grooves, die er vorzüglich aus raritäten und exklusivem material zu einem wahren hörerlebnis zusammengesetzt hat. wir begegnen justus köhnke, as one und das blaxploitation orchestra neben bislang unveröffentlichten tunes von the grid & robbert fripp(!), the gino fontaine, mang dynasty oder den detachments, die allesamt von brewster für dieses album re-editiert und somit eine komplett exklusive angelegenheit sind. 2x12 inch virgin vinyl lp als limitierte pressung mit 12 von 18 ausgespielten tracks, audiophil auf halber geschwindigkeit gemastered, inklusive bonus-download-code mit allen tracks in wav/mp3-formaten, in antistatischen innentaschen.
los lopez is versatile spanish duo alvaro cabana (wonky nights) and marcos in dub (goa parties / highrade) and you may have noticed their monstrous remix of catalepsias previous release conducting the band. slow grinding techno as we like at days of being wild. 250 ea hand stamped. supported by: trevor jackson, jenifer cardini, x-press 2, groove armada, michael reinboth, etc
sonic underground compiles remixes by the ccc family of up-and-coming indie artists – four floor-ready, mutant hybrids of rock, pop, disco and deep house. belgian firebrand mugwumps rework of cccs own acid snow transforms the acid/no-wave original into a disco-house monster thats earned accolades from the likes of ewan pearson and magda. ivan smagghe calls the remix a no-nonsense record. while some look for experimental arty-ness, some for the big hit, all of this pretending to be underground, mugwump pull out of their sleeves what is properly hard to achieve, a cool big track.in a similar way, the rest of sonic underground explores new combinations of arty edginess and mass appeal. mack winston & the reflections see their swaggering glam-rock transformed by ccc into a deep back-room sex jam thats getting support from the wolf + lamb crew and is featured on soul claps compilation cd for mixmag in february. the flipside highlights remixes by cccs own night plane: with its atmospheric guitar and emo vocals, his take on presssures sounds like if the cure ever showed up on crosstown rebels, and his re-design of fellow new yorker baby alpaca is a dreamy k-hole lullaby, with blissed-out melodies that make it an after-hours snuggle classic.
pink stallone has been labeled everything from house to disco to garage r&b, but this concept project can only truly be defined by unique personality. a collaboration between fresh-faced new jersey producer, daniele barbarosa, and seasoned newark vocalist joey washington, pink stallone tracks are often marked by a concoction of classic songwriting sensibility with curious yet tasteful new instrumental landscapes. dancing in time, the followup to their self-released sleazoid funk anthem the six, wanders off into a dreamy-house domain, marked especially by additional production efforts from vietcong discos eddie mars
here we have 3 hot remixes from this big suicide tune from a while. originally produced by shapemod (from eskimo band the lotterboys), who teamed with captaine comatoses snax (playhouse) to deliver the firing acid/disco/funk/rock vocal gem, it is now remixed by mugwump, ewan pearson & al usher and frenchman llorca
a killer cut for the rebels. aka plastic avenger. like a postmodern gary newman. to mark its greatness the rebels have asked the high priestess of berlin b-pitch techno to give it the once over. it is fair to say that ellen allien has turned in a monster remix
LATE NIGHT TALES PRES. AFTER DARK : NIGHTSHIFT (CD)
mit -late night tales- praesentiert dj und musikliebhaber bill brewster die zweite ausgabe seiner -after dark--sessions mit dem untertitel -nightshift-! mit -after dark: nightshift- serviert uns bill brewster eine angenehm-entspannte selektion elektronischer grooves, die er vorzueglich aus raritaeten und exklusivem material zu einem wahren hoererlebnis zusammengesetzt hat. wir begegnen justus koehnke, as one und dem blaxploitation orchestra neben bislang unveroeffentlichten tunes von the grid & robbert fripp(!), the gino fontaine, mang dynasty oder den detachments, die allesamt von brewster fuer dieses album re-editiert wurden und somit eine komplett exklusive angelegenheit sind. beide physischen formate sind wieder zusaetzlich ausgestattet: cd als exklusives mixset, inkl. bonus-download-code mit allen ausgespielten tracks in wav/mp3-formaten, ein 12-seitges booklet mit detaillierten liner notes, im pappschuber. 2lp als limitierte pressung mit 12 von 18 ausgespielten tracks, audiophil auf halber geschwindigkeit gemastered, inkl. bonus-download-code mit allen tracks in wav/mp3-formaten, in antistatischen innentaschen.
french label astro lab recordings has been around for 6 years, releasing vinyls, and now introduces its first compilation on cd. as a turning point in its history, the label had to put together a special and exclusive selection, putting forward all its beloved inspirations and influences. this is how the treasure hunting compilation was crafted. the eighteen tracks on the record are mostly unreleased and composed by fellow artist friends, all part of the astro lab adventure since the beginning: andrew weatherall, kaos or timothy j fairplay - to name a few.