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.
I was going to post this two days ago but the only video was on MySpace and the size of the window was like 400×300 or something like that so I waited until it got up on YouTube. The video itself reminds me of a 5th grade teacher who collected trolls and had an affinity for scuba diving, I always kinda green eyed her because she was old and there she was traveling and swimming with the fish and what not. For this video (what looks like a visual straight out of the Gorillaz concert) Daley ends up traveling to the cover of Plastic Beach. “Doncamatic” the single is being released November 22nd.
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.
Started in 1994 by Josh WInk and King Britt, Ovum Recordings has remained one of America’s defining house and techno labels. The label is celebrating it’s 15 Year Anniversary this month, with a series of events stretching from Israel to Belgium—with more dates on the way. Label manager Matt Brookman selected his fave Ovum records out of the labels 100+ releases. …MORE
Sometime in the last decade the creative energy behind drum & bass production seemed to drain away. Song design focused on drawing a reaction from the club crowd and the breakdown->build->heavy-heavy-drop cycle seemed to be the only game around. Thankfully, that is a game former Bad Company member dBridge and production duo Instra:mental refuse to play. Working under the banner of their Autonomic club night/podcast, the trio put together a refreshingly refined and engaging mix of outsider drum & bass for the 50th edition of the Fabriclive mix series. This is a drum & bass mix for the people who once loved the music but lost interest with the ascent of the club sound as well as for those who were turned away by the over-the-top aggressiveness and clownish tendencies. It’s a welcome return to the exciting balance of the hard and the soft at the heart of everything once great about drum & bass.