Fri 08 Apr

Sun­set Selec­tions with Paul Mudd’ Murphy

Presented by Faith In Strangers

About this event

Join bal­aer­ic roy­al­ty, Paul Mudd’ Mur­phy on a pro­ces­sion through his musi­cal past, present and future on Fri­day 8th. Mud­d’s an artist with that spe­cial nack of find­ing the right groove; Check out Mudd on Spo­ti­fy

Paul Mudd Mur­phy has been DJing for 31 years and pro­duc­ing for 27 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’. 15 years and a 100 or so 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. He also runs Leng Records with Simon Pur­nell

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. Three albums fol­lowed, Blue Riv­er’, Le Suiv­ant’ &Gorth­leck’ and the duo have con­tin­ued to mix their influ­ences and lead the way in the mod­ern day balearic scene.

Anoth­er of Mudd’s project, BISON’, also formed with Ben­jamin James Smith, includes krautrock leg­end, Hol­ger Czukay from Can’ and Sal­va­tore Prin­ci­pa­to from the cult NY80’s band Liq­uid Liq­uid’. Their first sin­gle Way to LA’ became a down­tem­po clas­sic. 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’. He is also part of a live band called Paqua’ with Bing Ji Ling & Patrick Wood from the Phe­nom­e­nal Hand­clap Band and Patrick Dawes from Groove Arma­da. After a mini tour in 2013, they extend­ed that to a world­wide one in 2014 with the release of their debut album and per­for­mances at Glas­ton­bury and The Gar­den Fes­ti­val. His recent band project is Hill­side’ along­side old musi­cal friends Patrick Dawes and Alex Sear­le.

Mudd has Dj’ed across the world and tours Japan every year. Past gigs include Pre­cious Hall in Sap­poro, Stock­holms award win­ning club night Slow Blow’, Lux in Por­tu­gal, Sar­cas­tic dis­co & A Club Called Rhon­da in LA, PS1 fes­ti­val at MoMa New York, Lowlife & No Way Back in San Francisco.

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