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Hudson Mohawke (real name Ross Birchard), also known as Hudson Mo or Hud Mo, is a highly touted hip-hop-oriented IDM producer/DJ from Glasgow, Scotland, affiliated with the LuckyMe collective. He was signed to Warp Records despite a very limited track record of official releases; in fact, the bulk of his releases were unofficial tracks and DJ mixes circulated on the Internet. His first official release to get major notice was "Free Mo," a track on the Ubiquity Records various-artists compilation Choices, Vol. 1 (2007); subsequently, he was featured as a remixer on Choices, Vol. 2 (2007). In 2008, his 12" EP Ooops! on LuckyMe/Wireblock became an underground sensation, particularly once word spread of his recording contract with Warp, one of the most renowned IDM labels in the world. In addition to his solo work, Hudson Mohawke collaborated with Mike Slott as Heralds of Change, releasing a series of 12" EPs (Show You, 2006; Sittin' on the Side, 2007; Puzzles, 2007; Secrets, 2007) on All City Records. His first release for Warp, the Polyfolk Dance EP, surfaced in early 2009, while a self-titled full-length - featuring vocal appearances from Dâm-Funk and Olivier Daysoul - was out that October. The five-track EP Satin Panthers followed in 2011.
Kool Kids Klub favourite Jackmaster returns to Southend once again. As well as being the co-founder of Numbers – one of the UK’s fastest rising record labels and party planners – Jackmaster is one hell of a DJ.
For Jack, turning in epic 6 hour sets at your friends’ 30th birthday party is his lifeblood – the man literally lives to play records for people – and his eclectic sets skip through everything, embracing guilty pleasures and forgotten classics in the same breath as he does unreleased dubplate heaters.
With the Numbers label housing the elite of today’s producers – Deadboy, Redinho, Jamie xx, Untold & Roska, SBTRKT, Lazer Sword, just for starters – he’s steadily building his reputation as a taste-maker within the bastardized swamp of bassed out club music, as well as being one of the most emphatic party selectors.
With residencies in his native Glasgow and at London’s sturdy underground institution FABRIC, as well as parties happening sporadically around the globe – from Barcelona and Paris to Tokyo – there’s plenty chance to experience him for yourself. The announcement of his forthcoming contribution to the esteemed FABRICLIVE mix CD series and recent bookings at some of the most respected of clubs like Optimo, FWD>> and The Berghain, whilst being voted in as Best British Breakthrough DJ of 2010 (DJ Mag), have only cemented his stranglehold on the dynamics of a soundsystem and as an alumni of 2010’s Red Bull Music Academy, you can guarantee this is just the start for the incredibly coiffured DJ.
Mosca’s tracks are primarily built to power dance floors, but they are also deceptively sophisticated. As both a DJ and a producer, the London-based artist draws influences from dancehall, grime, bassline, UK garage, funky, hiphop and all types of underground deep, soulful techy house, as well as dabbling in techno, world beats and RnB. But having played straight sets of house, bashment or grime, Mosca is no stranger to perfecting a certain sound.
2010 was a great year with his debut ‘Square One EP’ kick-starting the Night Slugs label, from which ‘Nike’ was voted no.1 in XLR8R’s favourite tracks of 2010. Since then he has hooked up with Fabric to release ‘Gold Bricks, I See You’, as well as remixing Four Tet and Foals. His remix of ‘Heartbeat’ took the world of UK funky by storm, while ‘Tilt Shift’ united ravers from grime youngers to soulful house heads.
Championed by Gilles Peterson, Mary Anne Hobbs and Benji B as well as having regular airplay on Rinse FM, Deja Vu FM and other pirates, Mosca’s appeal is broad and stretches far beyond the UK.
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