Line-up /Mudd aka PAUL MURPHY
Residents: Steve Lee & GRAEME FISHER
BALEARICA (c/o Steve Lee)
Well, the sunshine has finally arrived and to celebrate this glorious weather of late we have the wonderfully talented Mudd aka Mr Paul Murphy - Claremont 56.
For those in the know, this man needs little introduction. However, here's the lowdown on our special guest:
Mudd has been DJing for 20 years and producing for 16 of those. His first release, as part of Akwaaba in 1995, ‘Just Pilau’ (on The Idjut Boys Discfunction label) was his entry into the mid 90’s nu disco era. ‘Just Pilau’ was an instant classic and got quickly licensed to Francois Kevorkian’s ‘Essential Mix’ compilation and Ron Trent’s ‘Musical Reflections’ album. This success set the band up to release two acclaimed albums, ‘Do it Tomorrow’ and ‘Too Shiny’ with remixes following for Tummy Touch, Strut, Bear Funk and Session Records.
Akwaaba split in 2003 and Mudd went on to record his first solo album, ‘Claremont 56’ for Rong Music and followed this by setting up his own label, also titled ‘Claremont 56’ with the first release by Mudd & Pollard, ’Villa Stavros’. 30 releases later, Claremont 56 is going strong, with a discography including the sell-out compilation series, ‘Originals’ and unreleased mixes of Holger Czukay’s epic back catalogue of works. Claremont 56 has become the darling of the dance music world and continues to be genre-less and un-shy about breaking new ground.
In his own recording career, Mudd has been one half of Smith & Mudd since 2000, working alongside partner Benjamin James Smith. The balearic classic ‘Shulme’ was their first vinyl release and was voted no 1 track of the year by the DJ History Forum in 2006. Two albums followed, ‘Blue River’ and ‘Le Suivant’ and the duo have continued to mix their influences and lead the way in the modern day balearic scene.
Mudd’s latest project, ‘BISON’, also formed with Benjamin James Smith, includes krautrock legend, Holger Czukay and Salvatore Principato from the cult NY 80’s band ‘Liquid Liquid’. Their first single ‘Way to LA’ has already become a downtempo classic and the second, ‘Soup Fiction’ is sure to follow. Mudd has also worked with Jazz drumming legend, Chico Hamilton on the release ‘Kerry’s Caravan’ and Ahmed Fakroun, a pioneer of modern Arabic world music, on ‘Drago’.
Mudd has Dj’ed across the world and recently has played at Club Loop in Japan, Stockholms award winning club night ‘Slow Blow’, Harvey’s Sarcastic disco in LA, PS1 festival at MoMa New York and has been a regular feature on London’s club scene playing at Fabric, 333, The Cross and the Horse & Groom.
Resident spinners Graeme Fisher & myself warm the floor and deliver audio sunshine from 9pm.
Special thanks go to Jonny Nash for droppin' a wonderful selection last month and to all the usual suspects who came down to support - Thank you x
SATURDAY 23rd APRIL - FREE ADMISSION - 9pm till 2am
Look forward to seeing some of you there folks.
Steve & The LDN Fields Sunshine Gang x