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UE.45: Strange New Generation

February 14, 2018 |

Hailing from Katlehong, a small neighbourhood on the eastern side of Johannesburg, are Strange New Generation. A three-strong collective of exuberant producers and rappers, SNG are a new voice on the alternative rap scene, as much influenced by LA beats … Read More

UE.44: Kenneth Christiansen

January 22, 2018 |

Having casually shaped the modern dub techno sound to such a degree so as to contribute to its synonymity with the Danish region, Echocord will be celebrating nearly seventeen years in the game in 2018. Some achievement for the label and its … Read More

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

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

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

UE.40: Joe Cleen

November 16, 2017 |

Stepping up for our two-score mix we have an hour of disco permutations from mysterious producer Joe Cleen. Read More

UE.39: Cedric Woo

September 29, 2017 |

For a selector like Cedric Woo, the old adage “It’s not just the records you play, it’s the way you play them” rings true.

My first encounter with Cedric came during last month’s heralded Houghton Festival. Already a couple of … 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

UE.37: Michael Lovatt

May 20, 2016 |

Any producer who can count Detroit luminary Mike Huckaby amongst their admirers can safely be deemed, we feel, ‘one to watch’. When listening back to one of Huckaby’s My Life With The Wave podcasts, Michael Lovatt‘s ‘Tides’ pricked our ears … 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