Beats by Beat: DJ Mum unleashes a drum-centric mix packed with Melbourne artists
04.02.2021

Beats by Beat: DJ Mum unleashes a drum-centric mix packed with Melbourne artists

By Jacob Nazroo

Welcome to Beats by Beat, our mix series for electronic music lovers. Head here if you missed the previous mix by Monfreaq.

For the latest instalment of our Beats by Beat series, classical pianist turned UK bass aficionado, DJ Mum, offers a mix packed with music by Melbourne artists.

Though the music is diverse, its consistent thread is percussion – steady but intricate and imaginative. 

A quarter of the well-reputed Local Knowledge label and events crew, it was drum and bass that initially awoke DJ Mum to the wonders of electronic music.

Following her nose through broken beats and UK bass-heavy sounds led her to what you’ll hear in this mix.

Operating in a quite ordinary house/techno BPM range, the textures and sonic elements are far from ordinary. Expect broken beats and glitchy percussion covered by a sheen of scratchy (in the best way) timbres.

“Recently [this has] been the kind of music that I’ve been really interested in and inspired by.”

She’s precocious and enthusiastic about supporting the local scene – sentiments she makes clear in the interview at the end of the mix. 

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