Review: With ‘Desiderati 4.4’, UMEK’s label 1605 puts out 4 very impressive original tracks that follow that melodramatic energizing techno with throbbing bassline and explosive textures that sounds very pleasing. Very nice EP!
Following up a proper series of mixed artist releases, with straight and melodramatic techno at its finest, UMEK’s 1605 label is about to release the fourth volume of its Desiderati series, this time featuring music from Space 92, Loco & Jam, Mha Iri, and a collaboration of Teenage Mutants with Soolver.
Space 92 has recently been dominating the sales charts of websites like Beatport with a string of top selling releases on labels like Reload and Legend, but also runs his own label Perfekt Groove Recordings. His track “Run” has a dark atmosphere with uplifting arpeggios and powerful synth lines adding to the hard-hitting percussion.
Teenage Mutants have been regulars on 1605 in addition to releasing on other labels such as Tronic and Terminal M. This time they are teaming up with German duo Soolver who have previously worked with imprints like Ballroom Records and Reload Black Label. Their track “Got Me” has a compelling vocal sample and epic breakdown amidst a thumping techno groove.
Loco & Jam are an Irish duo famed for their many tracks and remixes on influential labels ranging from Drumcode and Octopus to Relief. Their track “The Awakening” has building tension, moody atmosphere and dystopian textures that combine to create an immersive dance floor experience.
Closing out the release is a track from Australian talent Mha Iri who has been turning heads with releases on AnalyticTrail, Orange Recordings and Black Kat. Finishing the release in dramatic style, her track “Time Lapse” has an ominous melody fused with a throbbing bassline and explosive textures that add to the building intensity of this ferocious cut.
Each of these four monstrous techno tracks are perfect for peak time DJ plays
1605 will release \’Desiderati 4.4\’ on Friday 23 October 2020