It’s no secret that we’ve fallen head over heels for Mumdance‘s Twists & Turns mixtape.
Mumdance has been kicking around for years, releasing on Mad Decent and other labels, but it’s this year that he seems to have really nailed his own sound – in no short part due to his studio set-up, where he runs a Roland TR-909 drum machine and various synthesisers through outdated equipment that gives it a distinctive crunch. It’s a simplistic way of phrasing it – but it’s basically old grime meets old techno, and it sounds great.
FACT TV spent an afternoon in Mumdance’s studio last week: on the first video we filmed, he explains how the 909 works and rolls out a live jam on the drum machine, and on the second, above, he talks us through his gear and rolls out a 909 ‘n’ sampler live session. You can read up on Twists & Turns here.