Belgian producer & DJ, Mugwump performs an about-face with a new sound
and live show within a new band and unveils the first extract of his second album
‘Drape’, due for April release (14/04 : DIGI/STREAM + 03/05 VINYL+CD). The first excerpt, ’No Trepidation’ (out Feb 2) is a fast-paced post-punk/electronic hybrid and a punch in the face of conformity, formatting and self-censorship.
The result of nine months locked up with musicians Stephane Fedele (bass),
Thomas Stadnicki (guitars), Lukas Melville (drums) and a series of live shows in Belgium, second album ‘Drape’ fuses the electronic with an occasionally heavy rock feel and outstanding lyrics, all topped off with a French-Belgian-tinged vocal and lyrical topicality. Music-wise it spans a breadth of influences from the Interzone between Post-Punk, Indie Pop, Psych & Noise while Geoffroy Mugwump lays down conscious, parlando-style, lyrics over nine songs ‘’soundtracking our torments in the Age of Laissez-Faire and Aestheticisation’’.
‘Drape’ is the follow-up to 2015’s debut studio album ‘Unspell’, which boasted
many guest vocalists, garnered media plaudits across the board internationally
and was supported with live appearances at Benelux, French, UK and Dutch
festivals & venues.
Taking it further and morphing into a full live band with new members, Mugwump released the ‘Metempsycho EP’ in November 2016 on which Geoffroy
made his singing debut. Driven by this live band experience, Mugwump’s new
album ‘Drape’ is set to be released in April 2018.
Borrowing his name from a character from William Burroughs’ famed novel
Naked Lunch, Mugwump is an elusive presence, a reputation preceded by in-
famous DJ residencies at Belgian clubs and a long-standing recording relation
with Cologne’s Kompakt records, ongoing DJ support from Andrew Weatherall
as well as a large catalogue of electronic ‘disco-techno’ records, released on
leading labels R&S, Gigolo, Cocoon, Endless Flight, Eskimo, Permanent Vaca-
tion or International Feel.
Mugwump is also well known for running the Leftorium clubnight in Brussels
where like-minded DJ guests such as Ivan Smagghe, Andrew Weatherall, Super-
pitcher, Matias Aguayo, Optimo, Prins Thomas, Sascha Funke, Gerd Janson, Ata
or Roman Flügel share decks www.leftorium.be
In addition Mugwump runs his own Subfield label, together with indie power-
house !K7 and continues to break the mould of his genre-defying output, strad-
dling the divide between indie and electronic.
In between DJ dates in Belgium, France & Spain, he undertakes electronic re-
mixes (The Eyes Of Others, Ulysses, Soldout, La Jungle, Marie Warnant, Rotten
City, Ruf Dug, CEEYS) and has released his latest DJ compilation, Moving
House 2017 (exclusives from major electronic artists Andrew Weatherall, Tuff
City Kids or Roman Flügel , Christian S. , Cage & Aviary, Duncan Gray and Bel-
gians Front De Cadeaux, Arbeid Adelt & DC Salas)
He has recently joined the DJ roaster of Belgian National radio PURE/RTBF for
a monthly show.
Release party with an extended live set of LP songs plus surprise covers, oldies
and DJ sets @ Beursschouwburg, Brussels on Saturday April 14 2018.
May 3 Mugwump live @ The Social (London) + Justin Robertson & Ivan Smagghe dj sets
June 8 Mugwump live @ Kinky Star (Gent)
June 9 Mugwump live @ Swim With the Current (De Singel, Antwerp)
June 15 Mugwump live @ Urban Spree (Berlin)
July 12 Mugwump live @ Dour Festival (Le Labo)