Lumpen Nobleman is an alias of Extra Normal label boss and Contra Pop Festival organiser, Kyle McCallum. Since its inception in 2015, Contra Pop has hosted an array of international artists, including Maya Dunietz, Klara Lewis, Ghédalia Tazartès, Asmus Tietchens and Mika Vainio.
Lumpen Nobleman 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 Ramsgate Music Hall, amongst other venues.
He broadcasts monthly on Repeater, Tak Tent and Margate Radio and produced 100 editions of the Extra Normal Mix Series between 2011 and 2020, including guest contributions from Jennifer Lucy Allan of Arc Light Editions; On-U Sound founder, Adrian Sherwood; and Doug Shipton of Finders Keepers Records.
His Errors and Remedies EP is out now and features remixes from Helena Celle, Don’t DJ, Mariam Rezaei and others:
Lumpen Nobleman’s latest release employs succinct production lines that allow arrangements to travel cleanly through elevated instrumental passages of electronic and beat-based composition. The record moves as a ritual dance from progressive introspection to joyful repartition whilst always developing the central theme of powerful hook-laden rhythms for hearts and feet.– Adam Coney (Trestle Records)