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Back in regular Umek fashion after a few digressions from his signature Techno stylings, the Slovenian producer teams up alongside Italian Tech maestro Uto Karem for the release of ‘Eternity’ as the follow-up to last year’s ‘Crossing The Lines’.

In a slightly similar manner as last year’s Umek release ‘It Is Simple But It Works Like Fcuk’, ‘Eternity’ rallies a simple, easy-on-the-ear sound a simple, complete with an infectious rerunning vocal loop to make for a strong second instalment in this Slovenian-Italian collaborative affair.

Out now on Beatport.

As an inherent ambassador to Slovenian Techno, Umek returns to his own 1605 Music Therapy imprint for his second single release of the New Year in the form of ‘I Need You’. Digressing from his energetic Techno stylings, Umek gets deeper with a chugging groove and an instantly recognizable rerunning vocal loop. In a genre that is too often dismissed as back-to-back beat tracks, Umek provides a skilfully executed cut that instil a strong degree of enthusiastic energy for club-rooted Tech House.

Out today on Beatport.

As an inherent ambassador to Slovenian Techno, Umek returns to his own 1605 Music Therapy imprint with the follow-up release to his ‘Slicing & Dicing’ EP in ‘It Is Simple But It Works Like Fcuk’.

Laced with ambiguous vocal samples and churning bass manoeuvres throughout, ‘It Is Simple But It Works Like Fcuk’ plays aptly out to it’s title with minimalistic substance. In a mixture of fittingly crisp hi-hats and swift percussions, it is the Eastern European veteran’s inimitable knack for detail that drives home this simple yet inherently infectious track as one of his best works in a long time.

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As the master of 1605 and an inherent ambassador to Slovenian Techno, Umek returns to Tomcraft’s Great Stuff Recordings alongside homeland peer and familiar label asset Mike Vale with ‘Chosen’.

Fuelling the track with a fatal concoction of deep grooves and minimalistic lead work, ‘Chosen’ is as chunky and rhythmically refined as you would expect from such a strong collaborative duo. Laced with distant vocal samples and churning bass manoeuvres throughout, this double-threat Slovenian endeavour is a prime example of why traditional House is still worth pursuing amid the somewhat stateside biased 21st century Electronic music explosion.

Beatport Link

UMEK & Mike Vale – Chosen

Words by Dan Carter

Kalle Rönngårdh and Kaveh Soroush who make up Pleasurekraft return to remix duty after the recent cut on Sneaky Sound System’s We Love. Still thriving from the success of their 2010 hit, Tarantula, and this year’s follow-up, entitled Carny, the Swedish-American duo take on Heroes Of The Night – the newest single from Slovenian tech and techno legend Umek and Athens-based Christian Cambas – for a signature belter to add to their already top notch discography. Coming off remix duties of Antidote and the not yet released one on This Is What Rock N Roll Looks Like, Pleasurekraft make their second appearance on the 1605 label. Out now is a ravishing blend of filtered vocal parts, chunky and systematic beats with a touch of exotic, a mysterious and near to Deadmau5-sounding break-down, a solid vocal verse and their distinguished array of sounds to come together in unison.

Umek & Cambas – Heroes Of The Night (Pleasurekraft Remix) [1605 Music Therapy] – Beatport Link

/Anton

Kalle Rönngårdh and Kaveh Soroush who make up Pleasurekraft return to remix duty after the recent cut on Sneaky Sound System’s We Love. Still thriving from the success of their 2010 hit, Tarantula, and this year’s follow-up, entitled Carny, the Swedish-American duo take on Heroes Of The Night – the newest single from Slovenian tech and techno legend Umek and Athens-based Christian Cambas – for a signature belter to add to their already top notch discography. Coming off remix duties of Antidote and the not yet released one on This Is What Rock N Roll Looks Like, Pleasurekraft prepare to make their second appearance on the 1605 label. Set for release on December 12th is a ravishing blend of filtered vocal parts, chunky and systematic beats with a touch of exotic, a mysterious and near to Deadmau5-sounding break-down, a solid vocal verse and their distinguished array of sounds to come together in a spot-on harmony.

/Anton

Brand new techno EP by Umek in a collaboration alongside Slovenian Tomy DeClerque featuring two tracks called Original Challenge and Can U Handle It. It’s out now on Cr2 Records, check it out!

Umek & Tomy DeClerque – Original Challenge EP [Cr2 Records] – Beatport Link

/Anton

Brand new techno EP by Umek in a collaboration with the Slovenian Tomy DeClerque featuring two tracks called Original Challenge and Can U Handle It, due to be released soon on Cr2 Records, stay tuned!

/Jesper & Anton

Yesterday the new Sébastién Léger EP was released through Mistakes Music featuring two tracks called Gone Wild & Mixtape. Two tech-bangers worthy for the clubs! The release includes a great remix by Umek of Mixtape aswell, enjoy!

Sebastién Léger – Gone Wild / Mixtape [Mistakes] – BP Link

Sébastien Léger – Gone Wild (SHORT PREVIEW LOW QUALITY !!!) by sebastienleger
Sébastien Léger – Mixtape (SHORT PREVIEW LOW QUALITY !!!) by sebastienleger

/Jesper

Toolroom Records Ibiza 2010 Volume 2 arrives with over 30 exclusive tracks written specifically for the second album. Pulling out all the stops, Toolroom have roped in the biggest artists around today for some seriously upfront tracks from the likes of D.Ramirez with his jumping 8 Bit Trumpit, Funkagenda & Michael Woods with their euphoric Alchemy, Harry Choo Choo Romero’s superb 80 Degrees as well as tracks from Mark Knight, Wolfgang Gartner, Koen Groeveneld, Umek and many more providing the anthems currently smashing the White Isle to pieces. The package also includes 3 full length DJ mixes from Toolroom Knights residents George Andrews warming up proceedings with a Terrace Mix, Pete Griffiths raises the tempo with a Club Mix and Gina Star keeping you going until sunrise with the Afterclub Mix. It’s getting released on August 23rd, check it out!

/Anton

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