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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

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

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

In Conversation With: Future Beat Alliance

November 6, 2017 |

Matthew Puffett doesn’t strike us as an underground techno deity. Read More

Deepchord unearths ‘Auratones’ LP for Soma

October 20, 2017 |

It’s Friday. Congratulations! You’ve just about made it to the end of the working week (we hope?!), but if you thought today couldn’t be better just because, well… you’re in for a treat. Read More

Press Play: submerse

October 5, 2017 |

Introducing the first in a new UE series called Press Play. Join us as we take a step back from our usual audiophilic musings to speak with artists about a different artform entirely: gaming. We’ll be covering their history of, the … Read More

Review: Deep South Festival 2017

September 22, 2017 |

Situated an hour away from London in the picturesque surroundings of Colebrook Lakes near Tunbridge Wells, Deep South is a bitesized two-day celebration of South London’s extended music and arts scene. Represented by a host of local talent and institutions … Read More

UE.38: Lerosa

August 18, 2017 |

Thirty eight?! Boy… time flies huh?

Joining us for the latest in our podcast series is an artist who has quickly became one of our favourites since nestling on our radar – after his Subcouture EP on Bristol flagbearer Idle … Read More