UMEK – Console Generation (Original Mix)

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EDX – No Xcuses 206 – 09.02.2015

UMEK’s 4th album RHYTHMIA has just been released on Spinnin’ Records

After Neuro, Responding to Dynamic and Out of play, my fourth album Rhythmia is finally out. Since most of you probably don’t know what to do with a CD, the album can only be bought in a digital form. In the past months I’ve been subtly teasing the crowd at my gigs with snippets of tracks from the album, so don’t be surprised if you get a deja-hear feeling ;)

As always I invited a few friends to help me out. This time not only fellow producers, but also vocalists and some very talented video producers, so take a look at their work on YouTube (Spinnin’ and my official channel).

UMEK to release his 4th album on Spinnin

He named it Rhythmia. According to already released singles from the album, the name fits the product perfectly.

Spinnin’ has already released four tracks from the album, hitting the stores in September. Sweet Harmony and Burnfire are already available for purchase, while fans can listen to a summer tune Hard Times only in a form of a YouTube video and Divine as a preview on Soundcloud. This is also UMEK’s first album, featuring videos for certain tracks, which is the Slovenian tech-house guru’s way of approaching a broader public.

He was cooking the album in his studio, during long hours in the air and while on tour. Known for his meticulous approach to production, UMEK has been fine tuning his product for two years, inviting some of his collagues to participate. The result are interesting collabs, featuring Mike Vale, Chris the Voice, Heartik and Jay Colin, while a couple of tracks surprisingly contain much more vocals as we’re being used to hear in UMEK’s productions. Still, the author claims that a fair portion of his signature driving tech-housey beats will satisfy his loyal fan base and if something will sound familiar – it’s because he’s been teasing the crowds in the last few months by regularly but subtly incorporating some of those tracks into his sets.

Rhythmia is out on Spinnin’ Records on the 1st of September.

Groovebox ‘Reflected’

X is back with yet another groovy house heater in “Reflected”, by chart topping producer Groovebox out now. Reflecting classic 90’s house vibes, “Reflected” is fuelled by sultry suave rhythms and infectious vocals, sure to keep your hips rocking.

Starting out as a Hip Hop DJ, Groovebox quickly learned the true art of DJing on vinyl. From this, he developed a true passion in discovering new routes for dance music visiting UK garage, drum & bass, breakbeats and finally realising that tech house was his true love.

With tracks like “Brooklyn” and “Cause and Effect,” which both landed #1 on Beatport’s Tech House Chart and broke the top 10 overall chart, Groovebox has made it known to the world that he is the real deal and Spain’s leading taste-making producer. With powerful releases on legendary labels like Spinnin Records and UMEK’s 1605, X is happy to welcome this lad.

Groovebox ‘Reflected’

X is back with yet another groovy house heater in “Reflected”, by chart topping producer Groovebox out August 15. Reflecting classic 90’s house vibes, “Reflected” is fueled by sultry suave rhythms and infectious vocals, sure to keep your hips rocking.

Starting out as a Hip Hop DJ, Groovebox quickly learned the true art of DJing on vinyl. From this, he developed a true passion in discovering new routes for dance music visiting UK garage, drum & bass, breakbeats and finally realizing that tech house was his true love.

With tracks like “Brooklyn” and “Cause and Effect,” which both landed #1 on Beatport’s Tech House Chart and broke the top 10 overall chart, Groovebox has made it known to the world that he is the real deal and Spain’s leading taste-making producer. With powerful releases on legendary labels like Spinnin Records and UMEK’s 1605, X is happy to welcome this lad.

Ibiza season kicks off for UMEK

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UMEK and Carl Cox played together at Ultra in Miami, in UMEK’s home country in May and recently at EDC Las Vegas. Just yesterday in packed Space, where Carl will host UMEK in his Music is Revolution nights, they announced their season in Ibiza.

UMEK confirmed five appearances on the island and he’s particularly looking forward to the last one. On the 9th of September he’ll completely take over the Terrace and carry out a night with his fellow 1605ers, featuring Sebastien Leger, Uto Karem and his protégé Mike Vale.

July and August are the busiest months for the Slovenian tech house doctor and he’ll wrap the summer up as he knows best – with his traditional charity event Party with a Cause in his hometown of Ljubljana.

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UMEK releases his first ever sample pack

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He was cooking and baking on his laptop while in the air and wasn’t really using a studio to finish it: “I wanted to prove to the world that you only need skills and not a big, expensive studio to come up with a great sample pack. A good ear and a good idea is what you need in the first place.”

He also included a special synth package he uses to create the uplifters in his live performances, along with lots of innovative drum loops, bass lines and melodies. His signature sounds will now allow DJs to add some of that special UMEK touch into their sets and the tracks they produce.

Upon the delivery to the distributer, an idea popped up that the pack would be sliced into three parts, but UMEK insisted that the buyers should get the whole cake for their money, so this is now one of Loopmasters’ biggest packs to date. It’s available for download here: www.umek.si/loops-from-behind-the-iron-curtain

In attachment you’ll find press photo, visuals and banners. As a “thank you” note for your support I’m also sending you FREE “Taster pack” preview of Loops From Behind The Iron Curtain, to share with your audience, which you can download here: www.umek.si/loopmasters-taster-pack

Mike Vale signed to AM Only’s roster

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Slovenian rising star and the mighty UMEK’s protégé, Mike Vale has just announced that he signed a representation contract with AM Only for the territory of North America. The agency is famous for representing the biggest names in electronic music and that’s definitely Mike’s ticket into the big league.

With numerous Beatport top 10 tracks Mike Vale has firmly established himself among the new generation of house and tech house elite. His sound is perfected to the last detail while his DJ sets are becoming a guarantee for a wild night out all over the world. With the help of one of the best agencies in the world we’ll soon see Mike play alongside biggest names on the booming US electronic music market.

“AM Only was basically my first choice for North America. UMEK and I are under the same management and sharing the same agency makes a lot of sense. They know how to build a European DJ’s profile in the US and we all know that’s where stars are born nowadays.” Mike shared his excitement.