Preview: mUmU 5th Birthday, 02/03/13

Liverpool's mUmU celebrates five years on March 2nd with a first class line-up drawn from the worlds of house and techno including Ryan Elliott, Dinky, John Heckle (live) and more.

Jayne Robinson

Date published: 19th Feb 2013

The term ‘DJ’s DJ’ is thrown around a lot nowadays, but anybody who has been fortunate enough to make it past the notoriously rigorous bouncers and into Panorama Bar in Berlin on a Sunday morning will attest to the sheer skill and selection of one of the best resident DJs in the world. Playing at a surprisingly early hour in comparison to his usual shift, Ryan Elliot is bound to turn the room upside down in the classiest manner possible, combining his incredibly well-received recent personal productions with his incredible back catalogue of fresh and classic records that have made him such a well-respected favourite on the continent as well as his home city of Detroit.

Meanwhile, Dinky has some pedigree. Inching slowly up the end of year DJ charts as the years have passed, she has released material on Cocoon, Crosstown Rebels and plays in support of her new album due on Visionquest next month. No doubt previewing lots of new material, Dinky will be making her debut for MUMU, to be carried along on a vibe of birthday goodwill... and of course, excellent music.

Thugfucker may sound terrifying, but the pair are two of the most reliable party starters in New York City, having spent a decade making hedonistic and acclaimed music best suited for something like “the Tuesday morning after party”. Having played for MUMU in June 2012, they return to sum up new material from their own founded label, Life and Death.

Representing the local scene, revellers can expect a live set from local favourite John Heckle. A familiar face on the Liverpool music scene since the age of 15, he’ll be bringing his acclaimed live show to showcase his sound, having added a Roland drum machine to his already busy triple-deck DJ setup. Meanwhile, Tred Benedict of London’s much celebrated underground party Spilt Milk makes a special journey up North to lay the foundations for the night, along with Fuse resident Chris Maran taking on a one-off back to back with mUmU’s own Lee Rand. Scott Grant completes the full line up.


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