From last week’s dreamy podcast, we are now awakened with the sound of kicks and snares courtesy of veteran techno purveyor Heiko Laux. The Berlin-based tactician has been going strong with his tunes since the mid-’90s, releasing through his own Kanzleramt imprint time and time again, while taking detours along the way via the labels of Missile, Damon Wild’s Synewave, and most recently, Ovum Recordings (in a collaborative release with Alexander Lukat).The subversive elements that reside within Laux’s productions and DJ style are quite evident; as he bends and dilutes the procedural sense of a techno set and sets the mood with unique choices in percussive and sub-sonic rhythms. That’s exactly why we asked him to contribute to our podcast series, as we want people to feel the bending will of the dancefloor in its most naturalistic way; fist-pumping for an hour-plus chunk of time. With that said, we hope you fist-pump and bop your head as much as we did. Tracklist down below.
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.
After a brief hiatus, URB is back with its podcast series and quickly stepping into the twilight zone with an exclusive mix from 50 Weapons’ experimental auteur Anstam. Releasing his tunes almost exclusively on the label for the past few years, Lar Stoewe has kept Anstam a project that has bent and broken the rules of predictable electronic music, sometimes stretching conceptual pieces into a dance frenzy that’s submerged in unresolved territory. That conceptual madness is what makes Anstam a perfect choice to contribute to our podcast series after our mini-hiatus. Back into the abyss we venture towards, with a twist. Anstam has given us a tracklist, in alphabetical order. It’s up to our ears to figure what’s played from first to last. So listen well and lose yourself to this epic mix.
This week’s podcast comes from Munich dance wunderkind SCNTST; a burgeoning producer that has only just begun in stampeding the electronic underground. Gaining notice through his tracks on Boys Noize Records, SCNTST has shaped a unique production sensibility into parts previously unknown to his listeners, as evident within this mix.
This week’s podcast is from the Canadian-based Iron Galaxy; a man who’s built up a sterling reputation with his releases so far; debuting on the ever-impressive Audio Culture label from Amsterdam and releasing his latest EP “Things We Lost Along The Way” on living legend James Zabiela’s Born Electric imprint, you could say things are on the up-and-up for the vibesman from the Great White North. With our ears and eyes on Iron Galaxy for the past year, URB was keen on getting him to contribute a mix that captured the essence of his fluid and varied production style, and boy did he ever deliver with some style. Check out his stunning mix, with the track list down below.