The duo of Travis Stewart and Praveen Sharma have been mighty busy, prepping their live shows and traveling all around the world in preparation for their self-titled debut LP release on Hotflush. While the dudes have been busy wowing crowds and carefully crafting all the elements together for their live A/V show, they’ve also been going on mini-adventures, checking out what’s around them with open minds (and stomachs). URB asked Sepalcure to give us an exclusive tour diary of their latest European tour, as well as their live A/V debut in Mexico City. Praveen kindly obliged, and down below, he gives URB the skinny on all things crazy, cool and vivid. Check out the diary, the photos and the exclusive behind-the-scenes video after the jump.
The soulful duo of Sepalcure (Machinedrum & Praveen Sharma) are finally going abroad to make the kids out in Europe fall in love with their emotionally engaging sounds, going to Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris and London with fellow Hotflush luminaries such as Scuba/SCB, George FitzGerald and Sigha. Also, if you’re in London on the 17th, don’t you dare miss out on seeing them with the badman James Blake. What has impressed me about Sepalcure is the simultaneous evolution of their live show and productions; it’s always changing into something more personal, more demonstrative of how much they pour into the tunes they make. With their second EP, Fleur coming out in January via Hotflush, the duo has graced URB with a fantastic live session they did on a radio show that they frequent, Percussion Lab Radio. There is no tracklist (you don’t need one, just listen to it) but there’s all good vibes. Mix link and EU tour info after the jump.
Producers that got soul usually know how to pluck the heartstrings of every person who listens to their tunes; the same applies with DJs who have a feel for rhythms wrapping around the heads on the dancefloor, picking people’s mind apart and implementing something invigorating and vibrant all at once. Enter George FitzGerald, who has found solace in taking elements of current and classic techno, UK garage and RnB, molding his favorite bits into tunes and mixes that not only melt your heart but make you marvel. The almost effortless mixing and superb selections are something that will make people guess at how someone could pull stuff off like he can, and as well as get a girl on the floor excited. George is not only a great producer but an excellent guide towards finding sounds that stretch beyond the basic goal of making one dance. Perhaps he’s reaching out emotionally on the floor to make us feel something more special…
Either way, George took the time to answer some questions about himself and his exclusive mix for URB. More info on George, the mix and tracklist after the jump.