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"Crash Mansion"

After Consider The Source was Mugwump Collective. Take the word "collective" seriously - they were a huge band that barely all fit on the stage - two singers (and for two songs a rapper as well), two saxophones, a trumpet, a trombone, guitar, bass, keyboard and drums. They were a little funk, a little soul, a little hip hop, a little jazz and a lot of sass. They were so much fun - very high energy. Every single person on that stage was doing something at all times. If the brass section wasn't playing their brass, they would pick up little percussion instruments like the guiro or maracas. And if the singers weren't singing, they were dancing.

-Em, Brooklyn, NY -

"MW at Crash Mansion"

Lately I’m really feeling Mugwump. They’re a local New York band and I saw them at Crash Mansion a while ago. They got the entire place dancing.
-Irina Gusin -

""One of hottest Funk bands...""

"One of the hottest Funk bands in New York!" - Ira Berman, Founder, - Ira Berman


Mugwump self-released a 6-song, self-titled EP in 2003. Recorded and mixed by Mark Ambrosino, this album has received airplay at college radio stations around the country.

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Mugwump was born in 2002, in a dirty basement in Queens, NY. A couple of young musicians co-discovered the Funk, and thusly realized their destiny: to move people, spiritually and physically, by means of a unique and evolving blend of old-school Funk and new-school Urban aesthetics.

Right from the start, Mugwump's influences were as broad as the musical experiences of its members. That is, everything from James Brown to P-Funk, Tchaikovsky to Miles Davis, Soulive to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.. As the years passed, the band and the music evolved, increasingly incorporating Hip-Hop, Gospel, and Electronic/Indie Rock influences into the sound. The mission has remained unchanged - to throw the ultimate dance party (without sacrificing meaning). But the instrumentation has come to include synthesizers, MC's, lead and backup singers, and a bigger, badder horn section.

Starting with a blowout at the Lion's Den in Sept.2007, MW has consistently packed whatever venue it's Funked up: Knitting Factory, RBar, and most recently, a wildly successful headlining set at Crash Mansion, where over 200 fans lost - and thus found - their cool on the dance floor.