DJ Sessions: Philadelphia's Ever-Expanding Electronic Scene09:43

Ursula Rucker, a Philadelphia spoken-word artist. (Courtesy Sven Frenzel)MoreCloseclosemore
Ursula Rucker, a Philadelphia spoken-word artist. (Courtesy Sven Frenzel)

When most people think of American electronic music, a few cities come to mind: Detroit, Chicago, New York, Las Vegas. But in Philadelphia, a tight-knit scene has been emerging for years with wild, inventive electronic music ranging from ambient to trance to techno.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with DJ Chris Burrell (@Chri5B_), electronic music director at WKDU in Philadelphia, about some of the hottest local artists and their cross-country collaborations.

Music From The Segment

Pontiac Streator & Ulla Straus, "Chat Three"

Cassy x Pete Moss, "You Gotta Know" (Ron Trent Remix)

Marquis Hawkes feat. Ursula Rucker, "Don't U" (Hawkes Club Vocal)

Analog Tara, "Percolation"

This segment aired on August 3, 2018.


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