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Mumdance’s hardcore mix for i-D

25.03.14

As a producer, Mumdance has done many different things. In just a year since returning to music after a short break, he's already released a solo EP on Unknown to the Unknown and collaborative ones with Logos and Pinch on Keysound and Tectonic respectively. What spurs much of his experimentation – and probably a large number of the other musicians tied to the popular new angular grime-inflused style – is a love of good old hardcore. Early drum 'n' bass is the subject of this excellent hour-long mix for i-D

Mumdance himself had these words to say about it: "Hardcore was my first proper musical love, my mates older brother lent me a Hectic Records / Fusion tape pack when I was about 12 & literally as soon as I heard it I was hooked. Doing this mix for i-D was a lot of fun as it gave me a chance to re visit and spend some time with my old record collection. I decided not to go for the most refined “headz” selection, but instead opt for the ones which brought me the happiest memories. Ive erred towards the 1993 – 1994 ‘proto' era when Hardcore was starting to split up into what would become Jungle on the one side and the other side of things Happy Hardcore." [all sic]

Tracklisting:

01. DJ SS – Respect To The Following [Formation]
02. DJ SS – A Little More Respect [Formation]
03. 4 Hero – The Elements (Fire & Water Mix) [Reinforced Records]
04. DJ Torchman – Tell Me [Face Records]
05. Bay B Kane – Hello Darkness [Ruff Guidance]
06. Bodysnatch – Euphony [Big City Records]
07. Foul Play – Finest Illusion [White]
08. DJ Vibes – Obsession (Music’s So Wonderful) [Tornado Records]
09. Poosie & Cru-l-t – Hear Me Hear Me [Knite Force]
10. Noise Factory – Future 2 (The Remix) [Future Records]
11. NRG – I Need Your Lovin’ [Pyrotech Records]
12. Ramos & Supreme – The Journey (Part 1) (Hectic Records]
13. Jimmy J & Luna-C – Take Me Away [Knightforce]
14. Sunshine Productions – Above The Clouds (Vibes & Wishdokta remix) (Just Another Label]
15. Omni Trio – Thru The Vibe (2 on 1 remix) [Moving Shadow]
16. The Fat Controller – In Complete Darkness [Uphoria Records]
17. Nasty Habits – Dark Angel [Remix] [Reinforced Records]
18. Plasmic Life ft Alistair – Death Trip [Brain Records]
19. Jimmy J & Cru L T – Six Days [Knight Force]
20. DJ Force & The Evolution – Perfect Dreams [Knight Force]
21 Bass Selective – Blow Out Part 2 [DJ Only Records]
22. Orca – 4AM [LuckySpin]
23. DJ Morph – Only Love [Explosive]

[via i-D]