On Friday 11th May Broken & Uneven welcomed Planet Mu to XOYO to showcase some of the labels finest talent including Kuedo, Machinedrum, The Host, Rudi Zygadlo and Tropics. We sent down our video team to capture some of the highlights of the evening, whilst also catching up with Rudi Zygadlo, Tropics and Barry Lynn aka The Host to find out what being part of the Planet Mu family means to them.
Over the years we’ve heralded Planet Mu for their staggeringly bold approach to promoting original electronic music. Mike Paradinas established the label independently from Virgin Records in 1998. “It happened organically really, there were artists I wanted to release and I was friends with distributors so the opportunity presented itself. It’s semantics, I was still signed to Virgin on ‘Planet Mu’ the imprint, but the label itself didn’t exist properly ’til this time.”
Operating now for over 20 years, with the vision of releasing the most exciting and fresh talent out there, Planet Mu covers all manners and genres of electronic music from footwork to juke via dubstep and electronica. Their selection of performers during the evening at XOYO demonstrated both the scope and originality of Planet Mu.
Kicking off with an immersive live performance from Tropics, followed by Rudi Zygaldo’s set of glistening bristlefunk against a deranged sous-marine video game landscape, it primed the rest of the night for The Host, Kuedo and Machinedrum to ramp things up further. Jamie Teasdale first kicking in with a performance of thrilling intensity, acclimatising well to beefed-up surroundings. Travis Stewart then brought the house down, his eked-out high-octane glossy tunes executed with hefty panache.
Video by Digital Natives