The revival of Marc Kinchen began with the awareness that the man behind every dub you dance to at night was still around and had a legacy that needed to be put on display. Enter his House Masters compilation on Defected Records, where fans of the past clamored to gems released into the digital realm and new fans experienced the power of an insatiable MK shuffle.Kinchen took notice of this renewed attention and got his second wind; starting to DJ more frequently and sharing his vibes worldwide with warm and welcoming crowds. And from his new home base in Los Angeles, dude is making remixes and dubs that make you feel damn good without even trying. That’s why we are more than thrilled that the man, myth and legend is contributing to this special podcast as part of Mixcloud’s Celebration Of Curation. Get ready to move courtesy of MK. Track list post-jump. Celebration of Curation 2013 #Los Angeles: URB.com / MK by Urb.Com on Mixcloud
This week’s podcast is from the badman side of one Chris Finke, under the guise of Bodyjack. If you’ve heard the name before, it’s surely because of the noise this UK producer’s been making fairly recently on Rinse FM and BBC Radio 1 (courtesy of Pete Tong and B Traits). You’ve also probably heard his tunes out in the dance worldwide, making waves with his own label (titled Bodyjack, duh) and his forthcoming release on Hypercolour (“Feel Real Good”). And while Finke has had his hand in production for some time now, Bodyjack presents a take on the producer that takes elements of his gruffness and smashes into an amalgamation of garage, house, and soul, with a big splash of jack. You know you want to dance already, and you haven’t heard the mix yet. Well, here’s the mix along with the tracklist; happy jackin’.
Physical Therapy is your new techno best friend; why? Because he’s a dude that’s blurring lines without a care in the world. With his forthcoming release on Sinden‘s Grizzly label, the man otherwise known as Daniel Fisher paints a picture that’s equals parts techno-hangover and rave revivalism; entrenching a sound that’s poignant in its execution.Soon thereafter, Fisher will release his next set of tunes on Brooklyn-based imprint Fifth Wall; where he will fully flesh out his penchant for ulterior techno by pushing his own boundaries. With an impressive set of releases and remixes (too many to count and explain), Physical Therapy is set to take control of wherever he’s going to play tunes.The next time Physical Therapy takes control in the States is this Saturday, with special guests that include the likes of UNO’s Gobby, Fifth Wall head honchos Divvorce and Hound Scales and Software’s 2013 heroes, Slava and Huerco S. Consider this exclusive mix for URB a taste of what raving in 2013 is really like in the mind of a badman. Check out the mix, tracklist and link for the massive party post-jump.
This week’s podcast is truly a special one; as it’s done by the minds behind the stupendous Bosconi label. Based out of Tuscany (seriously), this Italian powerhouse is responsible for five years worth of house and techno madness courtesy of the likes of The Oliverwho Factory, Bruno Pronsato and Altered Natives to name a few. Oh, and UK legend A Guy Called Gerald was kind enough to contribute an EP to the label’s venerable catalog fairly recently. The label’s five year box set came out in July, highlighting its history and their most unique releases, the Stallion series; essentially a compilation of the best of what’s inside of Bosconi’s bag of tricks, highlighting all the distinct flavors that exist within the realm of this Tuscany fist-pump factory.So, with that said, the label heads collectively put together a mix of their Stallion series for everyone to hear, via our weekly podcast. We couldn’t be more thrilled to get down with this. Don’t forget to crank this to eleven.
This week’s podcast comes from Spanish techno veterans Exium, who have been releasing music for labels far and wide within the ecosystem of dark dance music. With recent releases featured on labels such as Audio Assault, Planet Rhythm and Warm Up, the duo upped the ante earlier in the year by putting their sophomore LP out on Oscar Mulero’s PoleGroup imprint, entitled A Sensible Alternative To Emotion.That’s pretty much what you’re getting in a nutshell when it comes to Exium, be it in a DJ set or their own productions; a unique take on emotive complexities through a tried-and-true formula: techno music. With that said, we’ve been waiting to unleash this mix to the masses, and thankfully with experts like this at the helm, we couldn’t help ourselves by holding back and fist-pumping for weeks. With that said, enjoy Exium’s mix for URB and keep an open mind. No tracklist, just vibes.