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Five Robert Owens Essentials: Felix Dickinson

December 2, 2015 |

Flashback to fabric’s 16th Birthday: Sunday evening, ravers begrudgingly waiting for Room 3 to open up again to experience what is one of the highlights of the weekend’s birthday celebrations. Unexpected back-to-backs are commonplace and, soon, party vibes fill Room … Read More

Five Essentials: Alan Fitzpatrick

November 23, 2015 |

Memories Of A Tme Once Past But Long Forgotten was my first introduction to Alan Fitzpatrick, a piece that expertly blended emotive and thought-provoking chords and synths with the driving undercurrent of kick drums. It was clear this was an … Read More

UE.34: Born in Flamez

November 19, 2015 |

July 23rd 2014: anyone who was anyone was tuning into what promised to be an epic Berlin Boiler Room featuring techno heavyweights Function and Cassegrain. First up was a relatively unknown entity, Born in Flamez, for anyone unfamiliar … Read More

State of Play: Robert Hood, Carl Craig and Oscar Mulero in this month’s bumper Techno edition

April 27, 2015 |

Right folks it’s that time again, where we roundup all the big releases from the world of Techno. April has been a busy month, we’ve seen the release of Matt Tolfrey’s stomping fabric 81 mix, Robert Hood has been up … Read More

Five Essentials: Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts

April 22, 2015 |

Groovy and at times hypnotic, Guillaume has been making waves in the house scene for some time now, even before his foray as one man band Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts, with his solo project debut release Face À L’EstRead More

Hear Matt Tolfrey’s ice-cold rollercoaster of a mix for fabric 81

April 20, 2015 | 1

Still reeling from Joseph Capriati’s fabric 80 mix, we were all too excited to see that British house powerhouse Matt Tolfrey had been invited to provide the latest incarnation.

Having been a resident at fabric since 2004, Matt Tolfrey has … Read More

Catching up with Remi Mazet as he readies his deep and driving new live show

April 15, 2015 | 1

French-born London resident Remi Mazet has been on a steady yet consistent rise to prominence over the past couple of years, with vibesy releases on Jamie Jones and Lee Foss’ Hot Waves compilations Volume 2 and 3. His collaboration with … Read More

Win tickets to see Point G, Franck Roger, Geddes, A1 Bassline & more at Nofitstate’s Bank Holiday shindig!

April 15, 2015 |

On May 3rd, house & techno party purveyors Nofitstate return to Hackney Wick’s Shapes to blow the back doors off the bank holiday weekend with an allstar lineup including Point G, Franck Roger, and Remi Mazet, who we interviewed this … Read More

Five Steps: Maxime Dangles

April 10, 2015 | 1

Nowadays the term ‘album’ has become a dirty word, used by record companies to tie artists down with a contractual obligation to release a new long-player every year. So it’s unsurprising to find artists putting a few good tracks onto … Read More

State of Play: Peter Van Hoesen, Marcel Dettmann & Seth Troxler all feature in this month’s stomping Techno edition

March 25, 2015 | 1

This is David’s debut piece for Urban Essence, no better way to pop his cherry than to get stuck in to a round-up of March’s Techno releases.

Peter Van Hoesen – Seventy Secrets

One of Belgium’s finest techno exports, Peter … Read More