Premiere: Urulu – Orion

Too often we get tracks paired with brooding descriptions, promising “club driven sounds”, “music for dark rooms”, “traxx for smokey warehouses” – all conjuring up a rather dystopian view of armies of techno Vikings stomping along to something in a sweat box lit only by the odd Shazam-wielding ID fiend. Do we not dance anywhere else? Where is the soundtrack to whirling around in a moonlit forest clearing?

One answer is the latest release from Andy Hart’s perfectly titled Voyage Recordings, courtesy of  Urulu. Keeping with the label’s extraterrestrial themes, ‘Orion’ is a track made for dancing in the great outdoors, opening with sparse percussion, cicadas and bird song, before the warm familiar embrace of a kick drum, woozy pads and a wandering bassline. It’s no wonder tracks like these are given a foot up in Australia’s blossoming scene, where free outdoor parties still reign supreme. Hopefully, with 34,000 people signing a petition to bring them back to the UK we may soon be back in the clearings. When it doesn’t rain.

Greetings From Namek EP is out 15th Feb on Voyage Recordings. Pre-order from Juno or Red Eye.

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