It’s been a wild ride for TURRBOTAX residents Contakt and Mayster. While both producers have been part of running one of the most-lauded and eccentric monthly events in New York, they’ve also been hard at work making some serious bass-y business. Earlier in 2011, we were treated to Contakt’s debut release, Not Forgotten on the distinguished Local Action label. This time around on the all-encompassing Dutty Artz label, they bring us their newest output, Korak, which is a progressive stance on the sounds both Contakt and Mayster have been experiencing sonically on the floor as well as their own environments. Strong from start to finish, the EP is only a teaser of what’s to come from each producer. To celebrate its release –along with giving them an excuse to jam out some exclusive cuts– they’ve given URB a mix exclusive, thanks in big part to the lovely people at Dutty Artz. Peep the mix and tracklist down below.
Oh boy, oh joy. Some of the best artists out of the US meet one of the shining stars coming out of the UK. Local gifts Braille (Hotflush/Rush Hour), Contakt (Local Action), and Laurel Halo (Hippos In Tanks) join California’s hottest beat-making export Shlomo, along with the featured guest, URB favorite xxxy (Orca, Ten Thousand Yen). Needless to say it’s going be a HUGE night with sounds ranging from vibe-heavy beats to analogue love right down to some proper bass rhythm madness. The fun starts at 9PM and it won’t end until 4AM. Check out links for tickets (along with set-times) after the jump.
Welcome to BURNIN’ UP, URB’s foray into the producers surfacing from the underground, from wherever they may lie. As mysterious as that introductory statement sounds, it’s got nothing on our featured producer: Svpreme Fiend. Truly a mystery man, the producer is somewhere in New York trying to find his voice somewhere in the endless abyss between the sounds of broken-hearted vocal samples and percussive storytelling; inside his productions are undeniable journeys of self-realization and self-preservation, touching upon roots in hip-hop, house and dark UK Garage. Signed to the burgeoning Local Action Records label last year, he joined a roster that has now grown exponentially into something truly delving into the deepest and darkest parts of genres, whether it’s rooted in techno, funky, or any sort of enigmatic sound. The label …