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URBS Remix EP Vol. 2 (incl. Remixes by Visioneers, Peter Kruder, Pulsinger & Irl)

by: Urbs
remixed by: Visioneers, Peter Kruder, Pulsinger & Irl, Jstar, Flip, Trishes
featured by: Blabbwona, Blu Rum13, Tyna, Bagi & Sarah Ann, Wordsworth, Ward 21

The second volume of remixes from Urbs´ selftitled album can really be seen as a captivating compilation of timeless HipHop and downtempo songs in its own right.

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    A1_URBS - Get Wid It feat. Tyna (Visioneers Version)

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    A2_URBS - Happy Days feat. Bagi & Sarah Ann (Peter Kruder Remix)

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    A3_URBS - Code Of The Snake feat. Blabbwona (Pulsinger & Irl Codeine Shake Dub)

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    A4_URBS - Why We feat. Ward 21 (Jstar Remix)

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    B1_URBS - Holdin´ Back feat. Wordsworth (Flip Remix)

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    B2_URBS - Concussion feat. BluRum13 (Trishes Remix)

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    B3_URBS - Get Wid It feat. Tyna (Visioneers Version Instrumental)

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    B4_URBS - Holdin´ Back feat. Wordsworth (Flip Remix Instrumental)

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    B5_URBS - Concussion feat. BluRum13 (Trishes Remix Instrumental)

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    DigiBonus_URBS - Code Of The Snake feat. Blabbwona (Pulsinger & Irl Codeine Shake Instrumental)

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    DigiBonus_URBS - Happy Days feat. Bagi & Sarah Ann (Peter Kruder Remix Instrumental)

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    DigiBonus_URBS - Why We feat. Ward 21 (Jstar Remix Instrumental)

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The second volume of remixes from Urbs´ selftitled album can really be seen as a captivating compilation of timeless HipHop and downtempo songs in its own right.

What can be said about Marc Mac that hasn´t been said before? As part of UK duo 4Hero has he written music history and his Visioneers project has set new standards in organic, instrument based HipHop. His version of "Get Wid It" featuring Tyna from New Zealand has all the attributes one expects from this master musician - a soulful, harmonic masterpiece that wouldn´t be out of place on one of his legendary Visioneers albums.

Peter Kruder has a long history in electronic music and as part of Kruder & Dorfmeister and with his Peace Orchestra has written not only a few pages in music history. His remix of "Happy Days" featuring Bagi and Sarah Ann is one of his (currently) rare excursions to the style that made him famous in first place - a relaxed downtempo tune. This souful song evokes memories of the qualities that endeared his music to millions of people in the 90s.

The third hero of 90s electronica involved in this extraordinary package is Patrick Pulsinger. Together with Sam Irl, his current partner in crime. They show what can happen when a studio wizard with Techno roots and a master musician with HipHop roots come together. Their "Codeine Shake Dub" of "Code Of the Snake" featuring Blabbwona is sort of trippy HipHop-Tech-Dub with loads of bass and as such it´s absolutely unique.

Jstar from London has made a name for himself as creator of countless remixes and edits on his own Jstar label and his specialties are Dub and Reggae remixes of HipHop classics. He´s an absolute master in the field of Digital Dancehall and has transformed the Golden Era sound of "Why We" featuring Kingston, Jamaica´s Ward 21 into something straight out futuristic.

Side B of the EP is opened by Flip, a rap veteran from Linz, who delivers an incredibly dope version of "Holdin´ Back" featuring Wordsworth. With its irresistible Chuck D sample and its funky beat this remix will set every dancefloor from Alaska to Auckland on fire. Check out his critically acclaimed Album Reflections out on New York Raplabel Ill Adrenaline Records.

The package is concluded by Vienna producer Trishes, host of the legendary HipHop show Tribe Vibes on radio FM4 and all-around integrative figure of the Vienna HipHop scene. He uses a cymbal-heavy groove for his underwater funk version of Concussion featuring BluRum13 (of Oneself fame) and creates the perfect backdrop for the insane storytelling.

Also check out: Remix EP Vol.1 featuring remixes by Cookin´Soul, Brenk Sinatra and Retrogott.

About the album “Urbs”:
It has been eleven long years since Urbs dropped his last album which was called “Toujours Le Meme Film”. Back then, the musician, DJ and producer created the soundtrack to a fictitious Film Noir, which was released on Kruder & Dorfmeister‘s G-Stone Label, but after touring Europe he almost completely retreated from public life. He does not consider his creativity as being his career, but rather as a part of his life which rarely is subject to concrete planning, and that is why Urbs quite consciously took his time to create his latest –untitled- album.

Urbs: “A lot of people totally appreciated my last album “Toujours Le Meme Film”, and over the years I’ve learned that it really means a lot to some of them. Which was a burden, because, obviously, you do not want to disappoint these people. By now, I think enough water went down Danube river to perhaps surprise some of them with something completely new. Those who know me know that I’ve always simply produced dope hip hop tracks.”

This time, as a consequence, this is no all instrumental album but a collection of 12 soulful hip hop tunes that feature some handpicked vocalist of the international rap, dancehall and soul scenes. On the album right next to EMC’s Wordsworth or R.A. the Rugged Man from New York, you will hear Ward 21 from Kingston, Jamaica, Voice Monet from New Orleans, One Self’s Blu Rum 13 from Washington DC, as well as long time companions like Skero from Vienna or Blabbwona from the group Abstract Art, who now lives in Munich by choice.

With a wink of the eye, Urbs replies to the question what it felt like recording an album together with vocalists after having released several instrumental albums: “Generally speaking, letting go of the songs and surrendering myself to the MCs gave me a hard time. You spend a lot of time with a song and build a certain kind of relationship. The music creates pictures in your mind and often its meaning is hard to grasp for the producer. And then, an MC starts rapping over it and it is a little bit like your older brother’s rude friends turn your child's room in a mess – in your presence!"

There also is a simple answer to the question of why the album has no title: “This album, so to say, is my competitive exhibition in this field and owing to the endlessly long ripening process it is wonderfully and intensively boiled down and on point. Therefore, no intros, no interludes, no title, no gimmicks, simply 12 good songs – period.”

Urbs Discography

1998 - Urbs & Chaoz - The Beauty And The Beats (Uptight Records)
1999 - Urbs & Chaoz - Closer To God Remixes (Uptight Records)
2001 - Urbs & Cutex - Breaks Of Dawn (Hong Kong Recordings)
2003 - Urbs & Cutex - Peace Talks! (Hong Kong Recordings)
2005 - Urbs - Toujours Le Meme Film (G-Stone Recordings)
2007 - Urbs - Diamonds EP (Hong Kong Recordings)
2014 - Bam & Urbs Caught Me By Surprise (Universal Music Austria)
2017 – Urbs – Urbs (BeatArtDepartment)
- Various exclusive songs for compilations, remixes and production work for other artists and countless exclusive edits for DJ use.
- Production work for film, TV, theater and commercials.