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UE.43: Bernard Baum

December 12, 2017 |

A couple of weeks back we introduced you to Panatype and Bernard Baum. The former, a new record label from Peckham-via-Paris trading in warm electronica and glitchy micro house; the latter, its co-founder and production wunderkind whose reverb drenched ‘Atoll’ we premiered. Read More

Premiere: Amandra – Matisa Anse

December 11, 2017 |

Ahrpe Records co-founder Amandra navigates a unique space between droning ambience and polyrhythmic funk on Dame De Bahia, his first release to emerge on Italian imprint Obscura. This is the French, Warsaw-based producer’s second album and follows a string of … Read More

Premiere: Traffic Report – Velo

December 7, 2017 |

Traffic Report are Christian Rütz from Copenhagen and Marc Brauner from Berlin. They met in the summer of 2016 in Berlin and soon after started jamming, producing and readying a live set, culminating in their debut album Traffic Jams on … Read More

UE.42: Jorgito

December 7, 2017 |

Hailing from the Mexican border city of Reynosa, Jorgito makes what can only be termed deep acid. Read More

Premiere: Zodiac Childs – Basic Process

December 1, 2017 |

Every once in a while a record comes around, stands up and makes itself noticed. A unique voice heard amongst the din of the often cacophanous shoutathon that is electronic music. A moment that gives you all of the feels … Read More

UE.41: Books

November 30, 2017 |

Despite his nightmarishly SEO-unfriendly monicker, North London producer Books is a name that’s just kept cropping up on our radar over the past 18 months. Read More

Premiere: Ohrwert – Blavus (grad_u Remix)

November 29, 2017 |

The very first moments of grad_u’s remix of Arnhem based producer Ohrwert‘s ‘Blavus’ signify the kind of emotional sincerity that only dub techno can produce. Read More

Premiere: Bernard Baum – Atoll

November 27, 2017 |

Panatype are off to a flyer. The Peckham-via-Paris imprint released their debut back in March to rave reviews – an assured marriage of spacey ambience and punch-drunk house from Schuttle entitled Home, packaged as a delightful 60-edition cassette. Read More

The Urban Essence Show w/ Desert Sound Colony (Nov 2017)

November 24, 2017 |

Producer of slinky steppers, chairman of Holding Hands Records, purveyor of track-title excellence: we were joined by the one and only Desert Sound Colony for November’s Hoxton FM show. ID requests in the comments! Read More

Premiere: The Mechanical Man – Attrazioni

November 24, 2017 |

Taking his name from the 1921 Italian robot movie of the same name, The Mechanical Man is the newest addition to the Tuscany based Bosconi Records stable, having just released a mini LP of retro-inspired house grooves entitled ‘Mechanical Soul’. Read More