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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

UE.35: Jon Delerious

January 6, 2016 |

Jon Delerious is something of an underground sensation. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Jon has spent the best part of twenty years plying his trade in the deep house arena.

Ever since his first gig back in 1992, Jon … Read More

UE.34: Born in Flamez

November 19, 2015 |

July 23rd 2014: anyone who was anyone was tuning into what promised to be an epic Berlin Boiler Room featuring techno heavyweights Function and Cassegrain. First up was a relatively unknown entity, Born in Flamez, for anyone unfamiliar … Read More

UE.33: CJ Weaver | Urban Essence

November 10, 2015 |

Let’s cast our minds back to a time when a certain popular music streaming website wasn’t digging its own grave or Public Enemy No. 1. It was one of those random Soundcloud b2b Football Manager sinkhole escapades that truly paid … Read More

UE.32: Ben Aus

November 2, 2015 |

For the latest edition of our guest mix, we head to North Africa – Tunis, Tunisia to be precise – with Ben Aus, one of the region’s most exciting budding producers. With driving, club-strapped releases out on two US mainstays … Read More

UE.31: Philou Louzolo presents ‘Afrigalactic’

October 14, 2015 |

While the dance music world descends on Amsterdam for ADE this weekend, the nearby city of Rotterdam will also be buzzing with the arrival of Afrofuturism Now!

A new event run by multimedia arts centre and creative space WORM, Afrofuturism … Read More

UE.30: Kask

October 2, 2015 |

For the 30th installment of our podcast series we welcome a fresh Estonian talent who’s been making big waves of late: Kask. His latest release Homegrown via Swiss imprint Legendary Sound Research has placed this emerging talent firmly on the … Read More

UE.29: Kruse & Nuernberg

July 31, 2015 |

Florian Kruse and Nils Nuernberg – otherwise known as Kruse & Nuernberg – are the dapper German duo making waves across the European club circuit over the last few years with a series of slick releases on some of the … Read More

UE.28: Matt Caine

June 15, 2015 |

Canada’s electronic music scene is a hot topic right now, and Calgary-based producer Matt Caine is one of the freshest producers to rise through its ranks. Over the past year he’s been on a bit of a break-out flex, … Read More