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SPOTLIGHT: dRamatic & dbAudio

November 22, 2012 |

With the sixth instalment of Mars Recordings incoming imminently, we caught up with red-hot duo Dramatic & dbAudio to discuss their relationship with Mars, sample-hunting and world cinema…



Julian and James… How has 2012 been treating you so far?

2012 has been … Read More

SPOTLIGHT: Silent Dust Pt.2

November 4, 2012 |

With another stupidly good single incoming on their own imprint None60, we caught up with Silent Dust to discuss the evolution of their sound, the practicalities of long-distance collaboration and key moments in their career so far.

Greetings, Silent Dust. Tell … Read More


November 1, 2012 |

We’re very honoured to have been given the opportunity to speak to one of our (and most probably your) favourite producers’ in the game, following on from his triumphant return to form on CIA‘s Deepkut this week with long-time collaborator Beta … Read More

SPOTLIGHT: Silent Witness

October 29, 2012 |

We spoke with the one they call Silent Witness after featuring in Symmetry’s latest various artists LP, The Other Side.

Greetings Silent Witness. You’ve been affiliated with Ant TC1’s Dispatch Recordings for quite some time now… How has the … Read More

SPOTLIGHT: Ruffhouse

October 25, 2012 |

Ahead of their back to back releases on Alignment and Ingredients, we caught up with Bristol’s latest fire collective in the form of Pessimist, Vega & Cooper… a.k.a. Ruffhouse.

Pessimist, Vega, Cooper… Tell us a little about yourselves. How did the Bristol connect … Read More

SPOTLIGHT: Cuelock [Blueberry Musik]

September 24, 2012 |

Blueberry Musik’s head honcho Cuelock speaks to Urban Essence regarding production ethic and label ownership, and fills us in on this week’s release of the Audio Solution compilation LP featuring some of the finest cuts from minimal cadets Es.tereo, Dominic Ridgway, Marukomu and more.

We’re … Read More

SPOTLIGHT: Funkyzeit

May 31, 2012 |

In the last few years, London has seen a substantial return to the warehouse parties of old. Its more discerning clubbers have become increasingly disillusioned with the lack of appropriate venues for the plethora of new sonic output that continues … Read More

SPOTLIGHT: Until Silence

May 16, 2012 |

Aficionados of Autonomic, the futuristic and minimal offshoot of drum & bass pioneered by dBridge and Instra:mental, will recognise the name Mode from his inclusion in the seminal Mosaic Volume One LP. His track Stepping Stones was one of the … Read More

SPOTLIGHT: Narratives Music

May 16, 2012 |

Narratives Music first appeared on our radar at the start of this year, introducing itself with an impressive debut 12” consisting of two slices of militant tech-jungle by label’s co-owners, Blocks and Escher. We reviewed it here. Both Sagan and … Read More

SPOTLIGHT: Troy Gunner

February 27, 2012 |

Troy Gunner is part of a new breed of young producers that’s inherited an electronic music scene arguably at its most rich, diverse and fruitful in years. Barely out of his teens, Troy has swiftly acquired numerous admirers across the … Read More