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In a deep dark room out the back of The Foundry Brisbane we will dive into the intimate rave cave with our guiding light Urulu. To ensure all voyagers are on the right route, we are only releasing limited numbers of tickets.
Respect each other, respect the space, respect the mix, respect the rave
URULU (Voyage / Kalahari Oyster Cult / LET'S PLAY HOUSE)
LVC (Centre Source Records)
Simon Bird (Wildlife Recordings / Keepers of the Wild)
Urulu, real name Taylor Freels, is California boy through and through. With an innate talent for sunny, contemplative chords and clever drum programming, he quickly caught the ear of a trans-atlantic audience.
The singular brand of house music that Taylor Freels produces as Urulu is uniquely transatlantic, infusing the rhythmic sensibilities of London and Berlin with the sun-soaked serenity of his native California. Described by Resident Advisor as having an “impressively complete grasp of what makes a classic house cut”, this talented producer has dropped acclaimed releases on respected imprints such as NYC's Let's Play House and Melbourne’s Voyage Recordings, as well as taste-making outlets such as Needwant, Shabby Doll and Spanish outfit Saft/Pulp. In addition to his considerable abilities as a creator of high-voltage dance music, Freels is also an inspired selector, armed with the chutzpah to mix ruff-n-ready Detroit and Chicago emanations with modern, future-facing house sounds.
With evocative, retro-futuristic productions that showcase a stripped back, classic feel, Urulu's sounds are a throwback to the lost generation of classic groove-makers. The Los Angeles-based producer has a well-honed knack for finding a track's sweet spot. His dynamic arrangements instantly piqued the interest of peers, critics and fans alike following his releases on Let’s Play House, Saft and Voyage Recordings, in addition to well-received releases on his own imprint Amadeus Records, Urulu has made a name for himself as a visionary producer specialising in euphoric nostalgia, working with an extensive sonic toolkit that includes emotive vocal samples, weighty percussion, luscious chords and low-slung basslines.
2018 has seen two of Urulu’s finest releases yet: the ‘Banshee EP’ on venerable Spanish imprint Saft, and the distinctly psychedelic ‘Foreign Depths’ for hotly-tipped Dutch label Kalahari Oyster Cult. With a tightly-packed DJ schedule and more unabashedly ecstatic house wizardry in the works, Urulu’s meteoric career is set to continue rising.