Mumdance, or Jack Adams, a 26-year-old producer and DJ from Brighton, whose trademark raw, riotous rhythms – drawn from Grime, UK funky, Brazilian baile funk, Caribbean calypso, American Baltimore Gutter, Afro-beat, High life, and Latin ghetto music such as tribal guarachero -- have been electrifying dance floors worldwide over the last couple of years, providing him with a hectic DJ schedule which criss-crosses the globe from Australia, Mexico, North America, Europe and to all over the UK.
It all began with Jack’s bootleg of Diplo’s remix of "Black Lips" in early 2008, which was championed by taste makers including Diplo, Annie Mac, Sinden, and Switch. Diplo -- key in breaking M.I.A, Santigold, and Spank Rock -- took Jack under his wing and asked him to remix Santigold’s "Creator" for the Smash mixtape "Top Ranking." Diplo’s Mad Decent label is also putting out the "Mumdance EP" in autumn.
To date, Jack has offered us tantalizing glimpses of his stylistically sprawling output: he has gathered 13 high profile official remixes - including indie-electro band The Whip, ATL gangster rapper Gucci Mane, Afro-popsters Radioclit, and Warp’s indie quintet Maximo Park – and made them free to download from his website www.mumdance.com
Jack, who worked as Vice Magazine’s Events Manager while at university (and programmed the lineups to their Tales Of the Jackalope festivals), is now concentrating on original productions, of which there are plenty. First up is the Transatlantic Riddim, a fiery UK vs US producer & MC clash between Brit-bashment MC Badness and US counterpart 77 Klash over a calypso-Eastern stringed-bongo jam produced by Mumdance & NYC Bass Heavyweight Ac Slater. (Out on Drop The Lime’s Trouble & Bass imprint).