Jack Adams, better known as Mumdance, is an artist defined by an appetite to explore and unite music of different tempos, backgrounds and eras – and one who is rightly regarded as one of the UK’s most crucial DJ/producers. After first cutting his teeth working across various strands of more upfront, club-focused output in the mid-00s – including a brief spell under the tutelage of US super-producer Diplo – Mumdance started to embrace the full, widescreen scope of his musical influences, writing records that would span everything from hardcore to techno to grime. Finding a sparring partner in Logos – a producer with a shared appreciation of dance music in its most abstract forms – Mumdance was soon running with ideas that challenged as much as they intrigued, a sentiment backed up by the release of inadvertent comeback record, ‘Springtime’ (released by UTTU), in 2012. Sugary, giddy and euphoric, it welcomed him into a buzzing scene of producers intent on treading their own path through club music – and gave Mumdance the perfect place from which to challenge its dynamics as he saw fit. Releases with Rinse, with whom he has also hosted a monthly radio show since 2013, and most crucially, XL, were soon to follow in 2014 and 2015 respectively, as well as excursions with Pinch’s Tectonic label and a new joint venture with Logos – the excellent Different Circles imprint, which birthed the “weightless” subgenre of electronica. It was 2014’s ‘Take Time’ though – a collaboration with fierce young spitter, Novelist – that fully took the UK underground by storm and positioned Mumdance as a key player in the UK’s club scene, as well as winning him plenty of fans within grime’s blossoming instrumental framework.