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We are very pleased to present MUMDANCE at Soundpieces – Monarch!
· Mumdance (UK) – The Sprawl
XL Recordings / Different Circles / Tectonic / Rinse
· More TBA!!
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Mumdance is one of the UK’s most respected DJs and producers, honing an influential and often imitated sound that draws from grime, techno, experimental sound design, hardcore and more.
Since learning his craft in the basement of pioneering grime artist Jammer around 2006, Mumdance has built a reputation as one of the world’s most inventive DJs and producers, drawing from ideas from across the world but always putting his own unique spin on them. His early days saw him collaborate with artists as diverse as Skepta and Brodinski, while working with local musicians in Mexico and Brazil broadened his horizons in a way that informs his work to this day: he’s since lectured and hosted workshops across Europe, and as far afield as Australia, Japan, India and Russia.
In 2013, following a two-year hiatus, Mumdance returned with his most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to date. His 2013 mixtape Twists & Turns was named FACT Magazine’s best album of the year and their 31st best album of the last five years, while his collaborations with Novelist, ‘Take Time’ and ‘1 Sec’ (released on legendary label XL Recordings), mark two of the biggest anthems from grime’s recent revival, and topped end of year charts from Resident Advisor, Mixmag, FACT, Dummy, Noisey and more.
This period also saw Mumdance come into his own as a DJ, with a series of well-received and influential mix CDs – including a CD for Fabric’s prestigious FabricLive series, a back-to-back mix with Pinch and 2016’s Mumdance & Logos Presents Different Circles – one of US iTunes’ top 10 electronic albums of 2016. As a DJ at this time he played international festivals including Sónar Barcelona and Reykjavik, Unsound, CTM, SXSW, Glastonbury and Field Day, toured the US and Asia on multiple occasions, lectured at the Tate & performed at the Barbican and ICA.
During this time he also launched Different Circles, his record label and event series with Logos that specialises in ‘weightless’ – an already-influential combination of grime, techno, ambient music, sound design and more, and collaborated with artists such as BAFTA-nominated Mica Levi, AJ Tracey and Nozinja. Although Mumdance has roots in grime, techno and sound design, his diversity puts him in a truly unique position: he’s probably the only artist in history who could support Major Lazer on tour one week and hold his own on an experimental techno line-up the next.
In late 2016 Mumdance took his love of sound design to the next level, scoring an official advert for Nike’s new Nikelab/ACG collection, and created presets for Roland’s re-launch of the iconic TR-909 and TR-303 machines.
Mumdance also holds down one of the most popular shows on Rinse FM, inspired by both the anything-goes attitude of Radio 1’s legendary John Peel and the focused style of the dance music forefathers who originally inspired him to start DJing.
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FREE Champagne for Ladies till 11pm!
101 Sixth Street @ Mission St, San Francisco
10PM-2AM . 21+ . SF Rated Best Sound System . Swanky & Vibey Amazing Drinks . Free Photo Booth!!
This event was made possible by SOUNDPIECES
SOUNDPIECES has had its hands in organizing top notch events, making art, and weaving webs since 2006. Join us to discover the newest of musical formulas, hosted in the most ideal and sophisticated atmospheres we can find. We are not genre specific, we are quality specific. Soundpieces is famed for showcasing diverse high-end bass music and rare international acts including Diplo, Addison Groove, Aphrodite, Kode 9; and many for their very first time in the Bay Area such as Hudson Mohawke, Mount Kimbie, Rustie, Shlohmo, Nicola Cruz, Caspa, and Joker to name a few. We’ve been hosting the only diverse bass music “weekly” in San Francisco every Tuesday for over 4 years. With our expansion to LA, we are building within our community to develop one of west coast’s premier sources to have top shelf experiences with quality electronic music.
THE VOID Acoustics Soundsystem
We are honored to be able to showcase Soundpieces on Monarch’s custom horn-loaded Void Acoustics Sound System, the only one of its kind on the West Coast!!! When you descend to the club’s dance floor you are immersed in a world of complete euphony generated by the venue’s four protruding tuba-like enclosures. Without a dead spot in the room, it’s easily the best place in the city to hear the biggest sound.