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Song-By-Song: Pinch & Mumdance

Heavyweight Bristolian producer Pinch is one of the original Dubstep pioneers and his Tectonic Recordings imprint is a force to be reckoned with. Brighton born Mumdance is an innovator, crossing boundaries he likes to pinball between genres. Experimenting with different artists to produce unique blends is swiftly becoming his forte. Collaborations with artists from all around the world have enriched his style but at its core lies a throbbing Grime sensibility, a unique blend which has earned him releases on Hyperdub, Tectonic and Keysound.  His latest EP, ‘Take Time’ released by Rinse is completely far-out.

The producers joined forces to collaborate for the first time earlier this year with the double single, ‘Turbo Mitzi/Whiplash’ & to continue along the same vein, they’ve just released a collaborative mix which showcases the flairs of their respectively different but intertwining paths. On top of new material from themselves, the mix features guest appearances from some of their most esteemed peers & close friends such as Mumdance’s frequent collaborator Logos, a re-work from Berlin Techno heavyweight Rene Pawlowitz aka Shed, material from Asusu, Ipman, El-B & more…

We caught up with the likely lads to get an exclusive song-by-song walkthrough for the mix and help you understand better the workings of these hybrid minds…

1. Logos – Savanna Overlord

Pinch: Deep, inviting intro from Logos that touches on the sonic of early Bukem/Good Looking Records releases from the early 90s.
Mumdance: Logos the best opening tracks, I start the majority of my sets with his stuff & this is no exception.

2. Alex Coulton – Sinners 

Pinch: Exclusive dubplate here from Manchester’s Alex Coulton – settling into the mood with sparse percussive hits and darkside bass ripping through the sounds!
Mumdance: Alex is one of both mine & Pinch’s favourite producers so its great to get him on here, this one is a perfect roller.

3. Pinch – Obsession (The Possession)

Pinch: This is the first Pinch 12″ release on Tectonic in 4 years! A new level in darkness is achieved in this weird but powerful rhythm.
Mumdance: One of my all time fav Pinch tracks, ultimate dark side vibes.

4. Pinch – Obsession (The Possession) (Shed remix)

Pinch: Chasing out the back of it is Berlin’s finest – Shed on remix duties! Taking the paranoid sonics and rolling them out in fine style.
Mumdance: Shed always delivers the goods and this is no exception.

5. Mumdance – The Sprawl

Pinch: Running like a morse code blip with attention deficit disorder, Mumdance takes things in an exciting new direction with ‘The Sprawl’.
Mumdance: This is one of my more “out there” tunes, but it never fails to get people moving when its dropped in the dance.

6. Pinch – Down

Pinch: Hardcore / Proto-Jungle references galore on ‘Down’, which features a swooping baseline, terror inducing pads and subtle atmospherics.
Mumdance: Pinch smashed it on this one, when u play it in a club you can almost see the bass-line.

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7. El-B – Buck & Bury (Ziro remix)

Pinch: Originally a Proto-Dubstep track of 15 or so years ago, it’s fitting to see El-B’s classic reinterpreted by Ziro for this outing of prototype sounds!
Mumdance: literally as soon as Pinch & I heard this track we both looked at each other and were like “yep this one’s going on there.”

8. Nurve – Wrong Number

Pinch: Killer cut from new producer Nurve who finds a pounding, rolling groove that sounds like a charging beast on a murderous run.
Mumdance: Nurve has a very bright future ahead of him, this is just a taste of what he has coming, so keep an eye out.

9. Mumdance – Doom

Pinch: Drum breaks turned upside down and inside out the way only Mumdance can! Rhythms literally tripping over one-another.
Mumdance: ‘Doom’ was an experiement in seeing if I could make a track be driven with a sound which wasn’t a kick drum, I’m happy with the results.

10. Mumdance & Logos – Legion (VIPinch Mix)

Pinch: VIPinch version of what should already be considered a classic! Dangerous and pounding.
Mumdance: Pinch went innnnnnn on this remix, he brought some of that Bristol flavour to the proceedings.

11. Pinch & Mumdance – Noctis

Pinch: First of 3 exclusive Pinch & Mumdance cuts for this mix – Noctis rolls out with sinister attitude and plenty of finesse.]
Mumdance: This is an instrumental version of what is likely to be a vocal track, so keep an eye out….

12. Asusu – Velez (A Made Up Sound remix 2)

Pinch: Fine quality remix by A Made Up Sound, taking the elements of Asusu’s original into a totally different space – 4th dimension beats.
Mumdance: this is one of my favourite Livity Sound releases, A Made Up Sounds production is second to none.

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13. Pinch & Mumdance – Whiplash

Pinch: Originally released as the flip to Turbo Mitzi, Whiplash invokes the spirit of an alien massacre.
Mumdance: This one reminds me of the those robots, the sentinels in the Matrix dark evil Sci-fi vibes.

14. Mumdance & Logos – Bagleys (Reese Tool)

Pinch: Simple, minimal and devastatingly effective. The sum of Mumdance & Logos collaborating in general but epitomised here in this exclusive, reese-tearout cut.
Mumdance: we kept this one as stripped back as humanly possible, only the most essential parts were left in.

15. Pinch & Mumdance – Double Barrelled Turbo Mitzi

Pinch: The big boy on the mix! Smashing raves left right and centre this is more than the sum of it’s parts. Hits you straight between the eyes!
Mumdance: This one is deadly.

16. Mumdance & Logos – Move Your Body

Pinch: Frantic, hectic rave music from a parallel universe! Not for the faint-hearted!
Mumdance: Logos & I wanted to bring some of that Rotterdam sound to the proceedings.

17. Ipman – Ghostrunner

Pinch: Awesome track from an awesome up-and-coming producer – Ipman delivers the goods with this constantly building/evolving track.
Mumdance: Ipman is one of my favourite producers at the moment. Literally everything he touches turns to gold.

18. Pinch & Mumdance – Lucid Dreaming

Pinch: Final Pinch & Mumdance collaboration here, exclusive as you might expect, warped and weird but fully charged and energising throughout, guided by an unworldly voice.
Mumdance: This one is like being battered in the head with a sub bass heavy brick.

19. Logos – No Skyline

Pinch: King of the deep-side, Logos sees us out for a minimal track that holds the meditative space like the final rays of an engulfing sunset.
Mumdance: Logos bookends both sides of the mix ending on the same flex as it started, with deep fractal, weightless space music.

Pinch b2b Mumdance is out now, pick up a copy here.