Boomkat Product Review:
Shared meanings are the foundation of any culture. Jack Adams’ sixth major mix project in six years is inspired by this simple but powerful idea, and in particular the dance floor experiences that transcend location and language to unite people.
Shared Meanings comprises 32 exclusive tracks, drawn from a panorama of contemporary electronic music—pioneers, emerging talents, brand new producers—brought together by Adams’ curatorial ear. It’s the natural next step from Radio Mumdance, the far-reaching radio project that saw Adams play back-to-back with some of his favourite artists: Nina Kraviz, DJ Stingray, DJ Storm, Surgeon, Ben UFO, Josey Rebelle and many others. Across a 97-minute session, Shared Meanings draws from the ideas and inspirations Adams’ gained across those 40 weekly shows.
Shared Meanings shows some of the infinite possibilities of modern electronic music. It’s a mix that oscillates in a 3D environment. Unchained from the established A-to-B progression of many dance music mixes, Adams builds a world in which divergent artists and sounds are in a thrilling dialogue. The centre point of the mix is Mumdance & Logos’s “Teachers,” a riff on the Daft Punk classic that pays tribute to the underground innovators who lit the torch that Adams is now attempting to carry forwards. Shared Meanings will drop as a free digital download; a digital, DJ-friendly compilation; a collector’s edition cassette; and a vinyl release featuring five of the tracks.