I asked DJ White Shadow to make a mixtape inspired by The Book Of Shadows, check it out.
Our friends over at Resident Advisor recently spent a week in Detroit to create this min-doc about the current state of the city’s techno scene. Included in the piece are interviews with Brendan Gillan (Ectomorph), Kyle Hall, Rick Wilhite, and URB’s own Joshua Glazer. Our favorite part is towards the end of the 20 minute clip, when the filmmakers visit Youthville to see Mike Huckaby teaching two kids, age 11 and 14, the intricacies of electronic music production.
Detroit techno impresario Alex Smith (better known to the electronic world as Omar-S) is set to release his next LP, It Can Be Done, But Only I Can Do It, on his seminal FXHE label on August 15th. While that’s some great news, Omar-S also has a free fantastic EP out courtesy of the kind folks at Scion A/V. More info and link to the EP after the jump.
Kamau Baaqi is not your typical 19-year old. Relocating from Detroit to Abu Dhabi at an early age, the young man known as Darling Farah has ushered in a sound that’s disallowed in the United Arab Emirates, therefore all the music he makes goes somewhere else; something called the Internet. Enter 2011, where Darling Farah has released the sensually emotive Exxy EP on the fantastic Civil Music label. The release is a wave of lush techno and house grooves that make you eye that special someone across the club, locking eyes and letting nature take its course. Needless to say, that’s the type of music that everyone can all enjoy. With more releases in the pipeline as well as an upcoming relocation to London (where his sound will be more than welcomed), Darling Farah has all the right gears going for him. He gave URB an exclusive mix of solely his own productions for our Burnin’ Up series, and we’re more than excited we can share it with the world. London is calling, Kamau (as well as the rest of the world). Tracklist and download link after the jump.