Influences: Mugwump


Mugwump is an artist who has developed a cult like status based upon musical proficiency and ingenuity. His back catalogue is vast and he has released on a rather extensive list of record labels which include the likes of R&S, Kompact, Throne of Blood and Permanent Vacation, Endless Flight and Subfield. Sometimes euphoric, sometimes balearic: his sound encapsulates the very essence of musical feeling where melody and emotion is key. His latest release sees him dabble in the slightly more melancholic with prominent vocals and a live band presence. Here are his influences…

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Naked Lunch The New Mugwump Writing Machine

“I’m mad, Im mad, I’m mad…”

  • Naked Lunch The New Mugwump Writing Machine

    “I’m mad, Im mad, I’m mad…”

  • Liaisons Dangereuses - Live From The Hacienda 7th July 1982

    The electronic music faction from the German Neue Deutsche Well 80’s Scene was pivotal in paving way for EBM and most notably gave us DAF and of course Liaisons Dangereuses, whose “Ninos Del Parque” is a huge influence on Chicago & Detroit dj’s/producers.There was probably not much of an audience at Hacienda that night tough.

  • Front 242 The Documentary

    Front 242 and EBM partly soundtracked my teenage years and also pre-defined New-Beat. “Stand by the innovators”.

  • Talk Talk Live Montreux 1986 Complete Concert

    “The Spirit of Eden” is one of my crucial teen memories and this live show is absolutely mint .Talk Talk & Mark Hollis : a legacy of music for all post-rock types to lean on and an attitude towards the music industry that’s only to admire.

  • Arthur Russell - In The Light

    The proteiform musical genius of Arthur Russell has no boundaries. There are many things that are era-defining about him but New-York in its eclectically creative heyday is probably the most significant.

  • Moving House At Food Club Mixed By Dj Geoffroy

    I actually just came across of this Youtube post of the mixed cd i did for the legendary Crammed Discs (the label from Aksak Maboul’s Marc Hollander, also home to Minimal Compact, Hector Zazou, Les Tueurs de La Lune De Miel, the Freezone comps and tons of other fantastic music of all genres). This documents my longstanding DJ residency at Belgium’s pioneering house mecca, the Food Club in the mid/late 90’s.

  • Andrew Weatherall - All The Little Things

    How influential Andrew Weatherall is, as a dj, producer or tastemaker in modern music ? One of the many Weatherall artefacts I always return to is Andrew’s “A Pox On The Pioneers” album, which unfortunately can’t be posted its entirety here.

  • Flying Horseman Live At Ab - Ancienne Belgique

    The best live I’ve seen recently. Their albums are essential. Major talent from Belgium.