This week’s podcast comes from the dark soldier from the 313, MGUN. The alias of Manuel Gonzales has already put out a sizable discography since his 2010 debut on Wild Oats, the imprint run by fellow Detroit producer Kyle Hell. Gonzales has kept busy with stirring releases for the UK-based Don’t be Afraid label and the ever-evolving collective of releases that make up Will Bankhead’s label, The Trilogy Tapes; evoking a classic sense of Detroit whilst keeping his foot towards the futurism that made it a staple of electronic music. The sounds of MGUN are a certain blend of sonics that don’t warrant thoughts, just vibes. If you’re thinking about it, you’re doing it wrong. And considering that we here at URB are always trying to do it right, we implore you to check out his newest EP on Don’t Be Afraid “If You’re Reading This”, while at the same time checking out his amazing entry for this week’s podcast series. Tracklist below.
We at URB are delighted to present this week’s podcast, coming from the newest signing to R&S as well as a proper techno veteran, Paula Temple. Ever since she gained support from Dave Clarke, Claude Young and Jeff Mills in the early 2000s, Temple has laid low in terms of her audible output. Her first release, “The Speck Of The Future” was released on Chris McCormack’s Materials imprint to high praise, cementing her place in fiery techno lore for years to come. However, Temple didn’t stay put in the realm of techno, as she ventured off to aliases such as Fragile X and Jaguar Woman, where she would explore other realms of the sonic spectrum; not to mention co-developed and toured with the Grex MXF8 MIDI controller for years.
This week’s URB podcast is a special delivery courtesy of TJ Hertz, better known in the underground as the man behind the sounds of Objekt. Within a two-year span, the Berlin-based producer has seemingly taken storm of the worlds of techno and bass music by simply blurring the line entirely; with his two self-released white-label 12s causing a spike in maniacal dancefloor activity worldwide. It didn’t matter where you went; a rooted dubstep party in London, a techno party in Berlin, or a NYC event that catered to both; you were going to hear an Objekt tune.
This week’s URB podcast heat comes from Philadelphia’s favorite son of the sub; Starkey. After a thunderous return form with his Civil Music debut, “Orbits,” the Philly bass technician has been busy running things on and off the dancefloor, splitting time between bringing the most refined bass on the planet and being all business with his label, Seclusiasis.Yet, while he’s always juggling one thing or another in his life, he’s still bringing consistently thunderous music to the forefront, still with that classic dubstep foundation surrounding it all, first and foremost. In this exclusive mix for URB, Starkey exhibits the best of grime, dubstep and off-everything bass music; as he covers the spectrum, from Dexplicit, MRK1 and Rustie; all while crushing it with a plethora of his own tunes. Tracklist down below, please pick your ears off the floor when done.
This week’s URB podcast comes from the mind of Dutch beat impresario Coco Bryce; an artist who obviously has taken his time in searching within unknown parameters to find the soul within his own music. Enter his latest album, Club Tropicana (released last week on the Fremdtunes label), that seamlessly blends G-Funk, Skweee, jungle, and footwork palettes in a fashion that astonishes and delights to unequivocal appreciation. It’s that penchant for beat-driven mysticism that brought him to making us this mix for URB. Vibe along with us to this magnificent podcast, which features the likes of Machinedrum, Starkey and Squarepusher. Tracklist for this heat is down below.