Mute Records are celebrating their “Anti-versary” this year; Daniel Miller started the iconic label in 1978.
One of the events to come out of this happened on October 13. As part of the planned special events and releases, the record store Rough Trade East in London was “taken over” by the label for the day, and events culminated in a live in-store gig by label legends A Certain Ratio. Alongside this performance was a live set by Lost Under Heaven, and Maps DJ:ing, while during the day Chris Carter provided modular sounds and Simon Fisher Turner “Shop-scapes”.
Celebrating the release of “ACR:SET” on the October 12, A Certain Ratio played a collection of greatest hits, plus a live rendition of new track “Dirty Boy”, made with Barry Adamson, before finishing the performance with the percussion section moving into the centre of the crowd and performing within the ecstatic fans.
Yesterday, Yazoo’s “Upstairs at Eric’s” were played in pitch black at The Lexi Cinema. And the handheld Mute Synth 4.0 (pic) will be released.
Look out for more special events, products and recordings from Mute. There are rumours of a special release featuring many of the label’s roster.