It’s no secret that we here at URB love the two DJs mentioned up above on the post title; both providing their own signature styles to the dance, NYC’s Falty DL and London’s Floating Points provide a contrast that’s unique in terms of sonic output, but find a common ground in terms of their unabashed love for soulful samples, evident in both their tunes and DJ sets. So naturally, the folks at Output saw it to bring the two heavyweights together on the same bill, all night long. Needless to say, that’s pretty, pretty good. However, Output’s given us at URB a green-light to give our readers a chance to buy tickets to this special affair with a promo code to shave off some bucks off the regular price. While that’s awfully nice, the discount is much nicer when you factor in the notion that this is going to be two world-class vibesmen performing until sun-up. Hopefully we’ll all still be standing by the end of it, fist-pumping while craving a waffle. See you at Output, bring your dancing shoes. Check out the promo code instructions, link to the event page and flyer, post-jump.
Tonight at Cameo Gallery, some heavyweight bass will be heard in a variety of flavors. If you prefer what’s next on the stratosphere of bass-fueled fantasia, look no further than Max Pearl’s set to start off the night; as the Sci-Fi & Fantasy label head will provide his indicative take on forthcoming sonic textures that are sure to take over NYC soon enough. However, if you’re looking to be courageous, look no further than URB favorite FaltyDL; he’ll be coming off fresh from his latest LP release, Hardcourage, on Ninja Tune. Finally, if you’re looking for booty-bomb kicks and toms, Addison Groove is here to deliver the medicine. He’ll be bringing his signature 808-centric show to Cameo for a special NYC appearance. Check out the flier and show details down below, post-jump.
To start the year off right, URB has brandished a new look on every podcast, with invigorating and simplistic values that represent what we have in terms of our mixes. To start with that message, we begin with a mix from Rupert Taylor a.k.a. the elusively brilliant xxxy. Peeking his way into the hearts of many with his tunes released on labels such as Fabric, Infrasonics and Mindset, he’s become a sought-after DJ to pair up with his fantastic tracks. What’s intriguing about his mix for URB is that one would never expect someone previously rooted in 140BPM beats (now sitting around 130BPM) to put out a mix as diverse and as immersive as this one. Truly an impressive way to usher in the new year.
As mentioned before in my previous post on Unsound, it’s a festival that is known for enticing its demographic with risks, rewards and thematic atmosphere. With the theme of horror being the crux of the whole weekly event, there was ways that anything and everything could go wrong. However, just when one would think the undertaking of layering an entire festival with a theme would turn out horrific (no pun intended), somehow the curtain comes down to show off something off-kilter yet preserved in its magnificence. Unsound 2010 in Krakow, from start to finish, was one of the most daring and endearing festivals to ever come about. …MORE