With evocative and emotive productions showcasing a stripped back, classic feel, Urulu’s (mix) sounds are a throwback to the lost generation of smoother groove-makers. Resident Advisor best describes him as someone with “an impressively complete grasp of what makes a classic house cut.” Now with Moon Unit EP, his second release on the Let’s Play House imprint, Urulu is going for a spacier, looser offering than his previous work on the label.
The LA based, but London-relocated Taylor Freels is well versed in finding a track’s sweet spot. Urulu’s dynamic arrangement instantly struck a chord with peers and fans alike with his sophomore EP “SINCERELY ’91,” on German heavyweight imprint Exploited Records. With subsequent releases on Dirt Crew (DE), Needwant (UK), as well as releasing on his tastemaker imprint Amadeus Records, Urulu utilizes a combination of cerebral, haunting vocal samples, all while infusing luscious deep chords and low-slung basslines. His forthcoming releases include the anticipated release on the forward-thinking label Manucci’s Mistress and a second helping on Jacques Renault’s Let’s Play House (US).
The man himself prefers not to be bogged down with sticking to one genre/sub-genre; each release, remix or edit makes a clear statement: this is unashamedly soulful, infectious, warm house music in it’s rawest and purest form. Moon Unit EP is another fine example of just that. So press play, sit back and groove out to its atmospheric title track.
Vinyl release: June 16
Digital Release: June 30