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Lumpen Nobleman

Lumpen Nobleman is an alias of Extra Normal label boss and Contra Pop Festival organiser, Kyle McCallum.

He has DJed at Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius; La Casa Encendida, Madrid; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; the Centre for Contemporary Arts and Mono, Glasgow; and the Ravensgate Arms, Ramsgate, amongst other venues.

He runs the Extra Normal mix series, which includes recent contributions from Jennifer Lucy Allan of Arc Light Editions; On-U Sound founder, Adrian Sherwood; and Doug Shipton of Finders Keepers Records.

“Lumpen Nobleman’s first LP taps contemporary dance sounds, reformatting the digital analogue of bassline, IDM and grime into slow frugs and atmospheric soundscapes. But it conjures up great historical precedents too – imagine Cluster covering ESG and you get close to the vibe of the stand out dance tracks on the record – stripped rhythms laced with cowbells and wonky electronic burps. But really the whole record, conceived as a soundtrack, recalls John Carpenter’s classic film music – menacing, minimal, driving and irresistible.” – David Panos (Difficult Fun)