If you don’t know who Sisterhood is yet, you’re in for a wonderful treat; the duo of Harry Benson and John Malcolm Moore have only recently begun streamlining their collective sound under the new Tief imprint (the same of the brilliant club night) and have garnered support from the likes of Daniel Avery, Jus-Ed, and Tom Trago to name a few. Their first release, “Call Me Ishmael” is a smooth blend of lush house vibes with immense basslines, hardened by the fact that the remix support on the record is nothing short of monumental (Arttu and Juju & Jordash, respectively). While they’re only just beginning to make notable traction in the world of production, the duo have already cemented themselves as purveyors of proper dance music; which is why we are honored that they could contribute to our podcast series this week. Check out the fabulous mix, as well as the tracklist while you’re bopping that head of yours.
This week’s podcast comes from a fresh UK dance stalwart under the name of Viers; a young producer who’s recently come into his own thanks to attention from the likes of contemporaries such as South London Ordnance, Happa and a voice of an electronic higher power, Mary Anne Hobbs. The sounds of Viers are a tantalizing affair; bringing about fresh perspectives on what many call “bass music” by incorporating some “oomph” to his productions; beaming up and breaking down the barriers between house and techno entirely with his new release on the up-and-coming CHURCH imprint “0002/Your Body”. What’s even more intriguing about Viers is what his future holds, as ever so subtly strewn upon in the mix, is another part of his production scheme entirely; perhaps we should be grateful that the future techno-wunderkind was privy enough to share it with us. Either way, here we are, presenting his mix for our weekly podcast series, and from our ears to your computers, we’re telling you it’s something special. Best part? It’s only the beginning for him; you best believe you’ll be hearing more about Viers in the near future. Check out the mix (featuring tunes from the labels of 1080p Collection, Fifth Wall and more)and tracklist over yonder.
In case you haven’t been outside, there’s a cruel, sweltering summer going on. So what’s the natural solution to the dog days of this unforgiving seasonal heat? More heat; courtesy of Mixpak maven Dre Skull. This mix is made for you to sweat out all the bad mojo, preferably with a Red Stripe in hand. Dre Skull is a master of finding a unique within any given musical situation; whether it be in the studio with Snoop Lion down in Jamaica or in a couple of weeks in Queens at MoMA PS1 for the Warm-Up, he’s that dude you need to see if you want to get down and lose your proverbial shit in the most organic way possible. Dre Skull keeps it real every single time we hear him out, and with that in mind, we tapped him for this week’s URB podcast. Get ready to sweat it out, y’all. Check out his dates down below and consider yourself lucky if he stops by at a town near you. Airhorns ahead.
This week’s podcast comes from a Grecian talent that’s based in Leeds; the self-proclaimed luchadore (evident by the podcast)beatmaker Sarantis. Previously releasing his tunes on the venerable Black Acre imprint and fellow 160BPM lurker Chrissy Murderbot’s Loose Squares label, Sarantis has one thing in mind with tunes; party weirdness. Thats not a bad thing, as this specific sonic focus brought him to make a brilliant album on Senseless Records, entitled Electric City. The LP is inspired by cult classics such as Escape From New York, The Warriors and many more of that ilk to create a sort-of Bermuda Triangle between trap, footwork, and juke that stretches far and wide into how far one can go into the abyss of a hi-energy dancefloor. For that reason alone, we got a special mix from Sarantis, full of unreleased gems, dubs and bootlegs galore. Pick up the pace and don’t fall behind, and check out the tracklist down below.