In 2017, leading tastemakers formally sanctioned the ability to “play anything” in clubs (thanks!). In 2018, a tour of the nation’s Northern Powerhouses will drive that mantra to its logical conclusion — then off a cliff. the Hoofin Massive Tunes bus is coming.
Loading into the clown car at Hifi in Leeds on Friday 16th Feb will be MUMDANCE and Happa, with local mirth merchants Treehouse UK going halves on petrol.
Mumdance is on an absolute tear, careening through an untouchable radio series by playing butt2butt with everyone from Peder Mannerfelt and Parris through Ben UFO and Beneath. The real eye-poppers were seeing the likes of hardcore legends Billy Daniel Bunter, Slipmatt and The DJ Producer – showing that deep down inside his steely weightless exoskeleton there's a spangled 17yo who just wants to get fkn mad wit it and hammer out stupid music. We are here to give him that mandate.
Helping coax out Mumdance's final form will be Leeds' own shaman of stupidity Happa. A tough-as-nails sound will meet a hot-as-hell flanger button for full scorched-earth goodness. He's also a well-worn guardian of the Treehouse, but plans to throw all rapport with the local audience out the window and instead speed 200km/h in the wrong lane, t.A.T.u. style.
Bringing up the rear, plus underwriting the whole dancefloor social experiment with cryptocurrency gains, will be the HMT Hard Cru. Southern fairies they may be, but an array of fast & furious mixes and punched-in basement ceilings tell the story (name change pending to And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead Venues That Won’t Have Us Any More)
Look, enough waffle: its cheap and cheerful carnage, and easily the best bang for your buck you can get in the city that night. Easily. Get involved.
👽 Listen to Mumdance introduce DJ Oddz to Nina Kraviz (sick): soundcloud.com/rinsefm/mumdance171017
👽 Listen to Happa's redux of Throbbing Gristle (also v sick): soundcloud.com/halfapersianprinceand/throbbing-gristle-persuasion-happas-kind-of-4-the-floor-edit
👽 Listen to HMT Hard Cru go off the rails w porny hardstyle, Iron Maiden & Jeff Pillz (not quite as sick but decent enough): soundcloud.com/szatan/hmt-ii-devilmix