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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

In Conversation With: Voigtmann & Tristan Da Cunha

June 8, 2017 |

Let’s hark back to the halcyon days of British clubbing, when acid and breaks went hand-in-hand with anti-establishment and the rave was not merely an escape but a hedonistic lifestyle with an 808 pulse. This pleasure ride carried through the … Read More

In Conversation With: Nhan Solo

January 9, 2017 |

Hailing from the Berlin underground, Nhan Solo is known for his unfailingly positive outlook and charming personality – as well as a penchant for up-front, feel good music. It’s a recipe that’s treated him well over the past few years, … Read More

In Conversation With: Prosumer

January 6, 2017 |

During a set at London’s Dance Tunnel (R.I.P.), a young man snaked his way through the sprawling mass to the front of the dancefloor to watch Prosumer work the decks. You could spot his game a mile off, … Read More

In Conversation With: Anané Vega

August 27, 2016 |

Anané Vega is a music powerhouse. Singer, songwriter, producer, radio host, club DJ, label manager: it is all music magic that happens in Anané’s World. She walks the lands of electronic dance music with giant steps fuelled by her devotion … Read More

In Conversation With: XOA

June 2, 2016 |

XOA is a new project to emerge from the capital, comprising of a live band that fuse the sounds of 70′s afrobeat with modern electronica. They create deep, soulful, tropical grooves littered with guitars, percussion and analogue synths while smooth … Read More

In Conversation With: Max Graef

April 27, 2016 |

For a twenty-something Berliner, the sheer breadth of Max Graef’s musical knowledge exudes a maturity you’d expect from a producer of a much older vintage. Listening to his productions, it’s not hard to glean that the man possesses a voracious … Read More

Hector Couto’s Choice Ibiza Cuts for 2016

April 13, 2016 |

Hector Couto is an artist whose stock appears to continue brewing in reckless abandon, year upon Ibiza-conquering year. Whether it’s putting out a steady stream of high class techy club cuts on imprints such as Get Physical, Hot Creations or … Read More

UE.36: Microfunk Crew b2b Nuage & Dissident

March 8, 2016 | 1

With numerous early reviews around the sound, an official Space Cadets playlist, and a Five Steps with flag-bearer Bop back in 2014, it’s fair to say that we at Urban Essence have a bit of a soft spot for all things Microfunk. … Read More

Matt Tolfrey’s Ultimate Downtempo Slow Burners

February 25, 2016 |

Born in the UK, raised in Bahrain and now found in clubs across the world week in week out, Matt Tolfrey has been a fixture of the global dance scene since arriving on Crosstown Rebels back in 2005. Probably best … Read More