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For a long time, Slovenia is known for its great electronic parties, but as the local scene is of boutique dimensions, everyone, who wishes to take the art of mixing and producing to a professional level, has to go out there and enter the worldwide scene. Umek has done this step as early as in the middle of the 90s and so he became one of the most important techno players of the global techno scene, even before the end of the last millennium. Together with people, who shared the same views, he successfully captured the first era of researching and recreating the rules of the dance music in Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and Astrodisco platforms, which all put the sound of the Slovenian techno on the world map of electronic music.
In the beginning of the year 2007, Umek started a new 1605 Music Therapy - Sixteenofive, with which he marked the beginning of the second era of his music creation and what an era it is. 5 highly popular releases on the 1605 label with lots more planned in the next few months, a huge success of the »Day Of Electronics 09« - the main 1605 event in Krizanke (Ljubljana, Slovenia) for the third year in a row, a popular summer festival »Disconautica« (Koper, Slovenia) featuring 1605 Main Floor for the second year in a row and with over 50.000 attending people. Furthermore the 15 astonishing releases and remixes already released in 2009 are the best proof, that Umek stays focused on his primary goal – to make high quality productions that stand out from the rest and to bring this music closer to people all around the world.
The year 2009 also brought a fresh breeze in Umek’s booking department and so his new booking agency is Bullitt Bookings from the USA, that also takes care of some of the biggest names, like Dubfire, Nic Fanciulli, Shlomi Aber, Davide Squillace and many others.
Last year's releases like Is it / Longer Trail, Destructible Enviroment, S Cream, Designed Persona, You Might Hear Nothing and the latest club hit Work This Data, have caught the attention of Armada, Hell Yeah, Tronic, Dataworx and other biggest labels of the music industry and judging by Umek's tracks »Hablando« and »Slap«, released on his own label 1605, by the enormous amount of upcoming releases and the second (and first on 1605 label) album with his 10 great tracks “Responding To Dynamic” (coming in spring 2010), Umek surely isn’t going to run out of creative fuel for
quite some time.
Umek @ Space Carl Cox opening, Ibiza, Spain, 06.07.2010 - 60 min
artist - track - version - release - label
1. Barou - Espoirs Clown - Original Mix - Sui Generiz
2. Stalot - 124bpm - Original Mix - 124bpm - Bavaria Recordings
3. Homework - Drivin' - Original Mix - Fissa Tune - Exploited
4. Jose M., TacoMan - Cause & Effect - Original Mix - Cause & Effect - Attary Records
5. Paul Schulleri - Held Ohne Krise - Original Mix - Held Ohne Krise EP - Hamburg Aufnahmen
6. FM Radio Gods - Polyphonic - Original Mix - Polyphonic - Attitude Recordings
7. Wehbba - All I Need - Original Mix - Full Circle - Tronic
8. Chris Maiberger - Wake Up - Per Hammar's Soya Remix - Kant Recordings; The Story So Far - Kant Recordings
9. S.K.A.M. - Zelda - Original Mix - Zelda / Defender - Insert Coin
10. Down Right Rude - Sofia - Original Mix - Azuli Presents Miami 2010 - Club Azuli
11. Sergio Fernandez - Nirvana - Original Club Mix - Samsara EP - Leaders Of The New School
12. Stefano Noferini - Everybody - Original Club - Everybody - Deeperfect Records
13. Matheo Velez - El Alicangaro - Original Mix - El Alicangaro - Attary Records
14. David Jones - Dubby - Original Mix - Dubby - Starlight Unlimited
15. The Glitz - White Line - Andhim Remix - White Line Remixes 2 - Voltage Musique Records
16. Alex Tepper - In, Out, Life - Original Mix - In, Out, Life - Saved Records
17. Mladen Tomic - Before Sunset - Original Mix - Before Sunset EP - Definitive Recordings
18. Steve Slight - Nim - Original Mix - Nim EP - Versuz Essentials
19. Xiaha Troden - Mira Negra - D-Nox & Beckers Remix - Mira Negra - Sprout
20. Barem - Heyday - Ronan Portela Remix - Heyday EP - Foundsound Records
21. Pleasurekraft - Tarantula - Hugo Remix - Tarantula - Eklektisch
quite some time.quite some time.