A Festival Of Underground, Experimental & International Music
2 – 5 April 2020
Various Venues Around Glasgow

Mother & Nova

Kingpin of the experimental and underground dance community Mother teams up on the dancefloor with vocal by Nova for a special selector/MC session.

Mother (aka Mark Maxwell) runs the Heated Head label & Concrete Cabin labels and is one of the main cats at Glasgow institution Rubadub. Having cut teeth as a teenager working on the late John Peels legendary radio shows, he’s gone on to become one of the most important figures in the Glasgow music scene . An impeccable DJ and selector, he can bang out techno, grime, dubstep, dancehall and experimental sets better than most international overpaid goons on the Silicon Valley touring circuit. The real deal.


On MC duties is Nova: a rap vocal project, a way to vent frustrations, boast achievements and express wants for the future. Over selected beats of a grime, bass and hip-hop nature, Nova’s debut release, Risin’ Up mixtape, featuring singer Theta, is out now on all major platforms. The tape is made up of nine tracks, three originals produced by Demonize, Mumbla and Nova Scotia out now, with lyrical content covering race, gender, class and the struggles that exist within these identity politics.