Back in the 1990s, before every moment of every party was posted online in real time, magazine’s like URB were the best place to get a good look at the amazing rave scene happening in and around Los Angeles. A new book, ”DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM: Land Of The Free, Home Of The Rave,” re-captures that energy, with hundreds of photos shot between 1996-2000 in Southern California’s thriving rave culture. The book has a Kickstarter page, where you can pre-order your own copy, snag a classic rave photo print, and even have your own vintage rave picture appear in the pages. …MORE
And while you’re waiting on the next reveal, you can listen/watch a track off their “Drink The Sea” remix album below. The song is “Between Two Points” and it’s remixed by Jogger.
Morgan Neiman, aka Ducky, a San Francisco-born Brooklyn-implant, releases her latest single package, “Two Over Ten” on Dec.10th. Ducky’s production skills and vocal efforts in the new track capture a young, yet maturing and edgy sound–reminiscent of artists such as: Bjork, Little Dragon, Massive Attack, Lorde, and Portishead–but darker in its own right. The “Two Over Ten” music video, directed by Ben Dewey, encompasses morbid visuals–grabbing your full on attention and making Ducky a visually empowering performer and artist to look out for.
You hear it here first. Koncept and Tenacity come together to form the Coarse Company. Their free EP “Same Page,” drops on December 17th but they’ve sent us their first single exclusively to URB.
This week’s URB podcast comes from a special place; the minds of Kidkanevil and Submerse came together and tackled a conceptual idea for a mix, a mix that we frankly thought we’d never see the light of day. Lo and behold, the two producers came together and produced their sonic vision of Japan, by using music strictly from artists and producers from the country. Ranging from the likes of Cornelius, Nujabes and Yoko Kanno, the mix is a lofty journey of emotion, exploration and elation. There’s something about music from Japan that not only captures the imagination, but opens up the mind to brand-new possibilities, sonically. This is a prime example of that. Check out this amazing mix by Kidkanevil and Submerse, with the tracklist down below.