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.
Fact: the sounds of Cassegrain will get under one’s skin; the techno twosome have been making some of the most immeasurably evocative techno in the past couple of years, releasing serious heat for the likes of KILLEKILL and Prologue. When it comes to finding the eeriness and eagerness in between tunes, Cassegrain has it covered.With their latest release, Tiamat (available this week), the duo sprawl their best work yet, enduringly calling it “master-class techno.” We at URB know that’s the case, which is why we asked them to contribute a mix for our podcast series. To say we’re stunned at how good this is would be a lie; but to say we can’t stop listening to this podcast would be the truth. That damn good. Judge for yourself as you enjoy some top-tier atmospheric techno carnage. Tracklist down below.
This week’s special podcast comes from the mind of Houston-bred, Berlin-based “digital aesthetic” Lōtic. Signed to Brooklyn next-generation electronic label SCI-FI & FANTASY, the 23-year old producer dazzled us here at URB with his two-track scorcher “Sankofa/Glittering”, meshing together elements of ballroom, booming bass, footwork, industrial and experimental drone atmospheres to create a thoroughly unique sonic experience that will charm, confuse and cross dance floors. This is the epitome of “next shit”, people. With that said, Lōtic gave us a quick write-up of this special mix, entitled “The Weighing Of The Heart”; where he carved a path between the sounds of his own productions, his contemporaries, and his #feelings. For real. Check out Lōtic’s words, as well as the track list, down below. Happy hunting.