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.
This week’s podcast comes from the techno veteran that is Inigo Kennedy; a master of dancefloor darkness that has been making his mark through the underground since the mid-’90s. Kennedy has amassed a hefty discography with multiple LPs, EPs, and 12″s that have spanned multiple shifts in the sound of techno, yet he manages to wedge his way into whatever the genre has became and make a serious impact. Along with his own Asymmetric imprint, Kennedy’s recent output has been on the ever-growing powerhouse that is Token, and most recently on Prosthetic Pressings, for his latest 12″, “Insistence.” And while we’re sure this isn’t the last we’ll hear of Inigo Kennedy this year, we’re thrilled to have him contribute to URB for this podcast, as he is essentially one of favorite techno producers for damn good reason. Check out Inigo’s mix and happy fist-pumping.
This week’s podcast is a special one courtesy of Alec Storey, previously known as the bass-fueled force of nature Al Tourettes. The Second Storey experience is quite different, as the Bristolian finds new territory to explore within textures of Birmingham, Detroit and even the most cathartic parts of London at times. Second Storey is an evocative new experience that’s built upon finding new ground in an already dense ecosystem, and with his Margosa Heights EP at the ready, Storey’s ready to break new ground. With that type of attitude, it’s no surprised we tapped him to do a mix for us, and he surely did not disappoint. Check out the tracklist and a link to Margosa Heights via Houndstooth, down below.
We here at URB are honored to be hosting a mix from one of our favorite current American techno producers, Developer. A steady presence in Los Angeles since the ’90s, Developer has heralded a techno scene in a city that has recently flourished within the genre, and it owes a lot to the man who’s been there since the beginning. Through the last two decades, Developer has been touring all over the world, exposing his sonic tastes and highlighting new talents from his area to boot, all while putting out releases on Semantica, Luke Slater’s Mote-Evolver and his own imprint, Modularz. And even though he’s not the most public figure out of the current crop of producers from Los Angeles (Raiz, Truncate/Audio Injection, etc.), he is surely the most rooted and consistent one around, always ready to show us what’s around the corner. With that said, we urge to crank this mix up to 11. But be warned, it’s going to give you whiplash if you’re not ready for how awesome it is. Check out the tracklist down below.
Ian McDonnell steps up to the plate for this week’s URB podcast under his EOMAC pseudonym. Previously releasing abstract experimental and techno through his Lakker project with Dara Smith, McDonnell has taken steps in the past few years towards a brooding, techno atmosphere and has built upon it through releases on the impressive Killekill and Blueprint imprints. His latest release, SPOOCK, is a dense affair of dancefloor schizophrenia that questions to commit fully to its grasp or to engage with caution. Either way, it’s brilliant in its execution; and with that notion towards his production, we at URB wondered what he could do on the mix front for our podcast series. Thankfully, it’s a gem of a mix and we’re glad to share the abstract auditory journey that is EOMAC to anyone who listening. Check out the tracklist down below: