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UE.39: Cedric Woo

September 29, 2017 |

For a selector like Cedric Woo, the old adage “It’s not just the records you play, it’s the way you play them” rings true.

My first encounter with Cedric came during last month’s heralded Houghton Festival. Already a couple of … Read More

UE.38: Lerosa

August 18, 2017 |

Thirty eight?! Boy… time flies huh?

Joining us for the latest in our podcast series is an artist who has quickly became one of our favourites since nestling on our radar – after his Subcouture EP on Bristol flagbearer Idle … Read More

UE.37: Michael Lovatt

May 20, 2016 |

Any producer who can count Detroit luminary Mike Huckaby amongst their admirers can safely be deemed, we feel, ‘one to watch’. When listening back to one of Huckaby’s My Life With The Wave podcasts, Michael Lovatt‘s ‘Tides’ pricked our ears … Read More

UE.36: Microfunk Crew b2b Nuage & Dissident

March 8, 2016 | 1

With numerous early reviews around the sound, an official Space Cadets playlist, and a Five Steps with flag-bearer Bop back in 2014, it’s fair to say that we at Urban Essence have a bit of a soft spot for all things Microfunk. … Read More

UE.35: Jon Delerious

January 6, 2016 |

Jon Delerious is something of an underground sensation. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Jon has spent the best part of twenty years plying his trade in the deep house arena.

Ever since his first gig back in 1992, Jon … 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

UE.33: CJ Weaver | Urban Essence

November 10, 2015 |

Let’s cast our minds back to a time when a certain popular music streaming website wasn’t digging its own grave or Public Enemy No. 1. It was one of those random Soundcloud b2b Football Manager sinkhole escapades that truly paid … Read More

UE.32: Ben Aus

November 2, 2015 |

For the latest edition of our guest mix, we head to North Africa – Tunis, Tunisia to be precise – with Ben Aus, one of the region’s most exciting budding producers. With driving, club-strapped releases out on two US mainstays … Read More

UE.31: Philou Louzolo presents ‘Afrigalactic’

October 14, 2015 |

While the dance music world descends on Amsterdam for ADE this weekend, the nearby city of Rotterdam will also be buzzing with the arrival of Afrofuturism Now!

A new event run by multimedia arts centre and creative space WORM, Afrofuturism … Read More

UE.30: Kask

October 2, 2015 |

For the 30th installment of our podcast series we welcome a fresh Estonian talent who’s been making big waves of late: Kask. His latest release Homegrown via Swiss imprint Legendary Sound Research has placed this emerging talent firmly on the … Read More