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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!
A few weeks ago, we make an announcement, the talented Italian producer Mattia Saviolo landed on Umek’s label 1605 delivering a phenomenal ‘Until The End Part’ EP. The release was a success and picked up the support from many influential DJ’s, of course including UMEK himself.
Review: With ‘Need A Connection’, Comic Boys managed to put out another powerful techno EP. In this release, you will find melodramatic sounds, dark whispers, and intense techno at its finest. This two-track bundle is a bomb with all the elements needed to put on fire the darkest dancefloors. Nice, as usual!
Overview. UMEK is back on his label 1605 with a two track EP made in collaboration with Cosmic Boys and Teenage Mutants.
1605 was relaunched in 2019 and since then it’s become a powerhouse of the techno genre with two of the label’s recent releases both currently placed inside Beatport’s Top 10 Sales Chart.
Based in Slovenia, UMEK boasts a career than spans over two decades, and his back catalogue includes many iconic anthems that have spanned generations. In recent times his music can be found on labels like Intec, Suara, Tronic and Filth on Acid.
Teenage Mutants recently dropped a solo EP on 1605, and this time the German duo are back working in collaboration with UMEK, but their solo music can also be found on other high-flying labels such as Terminal M, Noir Music, Set About and Octopus Records.
Cosmic Boys are making their debut on 1605, and their collaboration with UMEK is the perfect way for them to become a part of the label’s family. Hailing from France, the Cosmic Boys are rapidly rising through the ranks of the world’s techno community with notable releases on their own Legend imprint plus others including Popof’s label Form.
“Evolution” made in collaboration with Cosmic Boys opens the release, and it features UMEK’s trademark groove with pulsating synths and rolling percussion. Drawing you in with alluring vocals and hints of euphoria, it’s the perfect blend of dark and light as the shadowy atmosphere is both dark and intense.
Second of the tracks made by UMEK and Teenage Mutants is the high velocity cut “Feels Like A Tunnel”, which has dramatic synths that burst forth from the frantic melody, which gives the track and underpinning sense of urgency. Filter sweeps add to the suspense before each drop unleashes its fury upon the dance floor.
Peak time techno made for the club, this EP is everything fans have come to expect from UMEK and his label 1605.
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For a memorable release, UMEK’s label 1605 welcomes an EP from Rebel Boy & Sam WOLFE, who return to the imprint with a juggernaut 2-track EP entitled ‘Psalm 39‘, after previously featuring on the ‘Desiderati 4.6’ various artist release. The release date has been settle for this Friday, August 6, 2021. Stay tuned, read full details below.(more…)
One of the biggest names in the world wide techno scene, UMEK, is back on his label 1605 with a very emotive and thrilling EP entitled ‘Watchers of the Sky‘. This 2-track release features a collaboration with Mha Iri who has become a regular on the imprint. Alongside the collaboration, the second track on the EP showcases UMEK’s electro focused alter ego Zeta Reticula. The EP is scheduled to be released this friday August 27, 2021. Stay tuned and read the full details below.(more…)
Nothing better than follow a phantastic series of mixed artist releases when it comes to straight techno and a good label like UMEK’s 1605, that announced the third volume of its Desiderati series, and this new one features the label boss himself alongside Dok&Martin, Julien Earle and a collaboration between Uto Karem & Gaston Zani.
The Italian producer Dyno is back with another techno release that has been titled ‘Selva oscura‘. The 2-track EP is due out September 10, 2021 via his own label Dyrwalk. With this release expect to listen a good example of Dyno’s fine, dystopian style made for the dance floor. Stay tuned and read full details below.(more…)
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Review: ‘Anomaly’ is the name of the new original track putted out by Gaston Zani & Xenia (UA) on we(R)aw. The track is a peak time masterpiece with chanting vocal textures underpinned with grinding bass frequencies and thumping percussion. Enjoy!
November is getting beautiful, especially when good albums are on its way, one that you need to have in mind is The Reactivitz‘ new LP titled ‘The Uncertainty of Tomorrow‘ due out November 26, 2021. This new release makes the return to his own label Immersion with twelve new tracks that fully encapsulates The Reactivitz driving style of peak time techno, while also exploring his other influences. Stay tuned, find everything you need to know below.(more…)
Overview. Cosmic Boys are fresh off their No.1 selling techno track “Evlolution” that was made in collaboration with UMEK, and are back on their own label Legend with a new two track EP.
Legend has been a regular platform for the Cosmic Boys own output, but their tracks and remixes can also be found on other notable imprints such as UMEK’s 1605, Simina Grigoriu\’s Kuukou and Oscar Aguilera\’s HE-ART. Adam Beyer also opened his recent live set for Cercle with Cosmic Boys track \”Arrival\” which was released on Legend.
Continuing to raise the bar with their peak time style of techno, Cosmic Boys are a French duo who have been building a steady momentum. The high energy tracks with compelling melodies and chunky percussion are an extension of their hybrid DJ sets, which blend synths and drum machines with loops taken from their favourite tracks. Making live edits on the fly, the pairs creativity knows no bounds and the two original tracks on this EP are testament to this.
The EP opens with the title cut “Fireworks” that blends a crunching kick drum with grinding bass tones and frantic melodies. Fast and furious with an epic breakdown, this enthralling cut delivers an intense dance floor experience that is perfect for peak time spins.
“Other Identity” is second on the release with its pulsating synths that swell with kinetic energy. Electrically charged and ready to take flight, the breakdown is a thrill-seekers dream as its synth line goes interstellar with pitched-up intensity that will have you gripping the edge of your seat with excitement.
Overview. Carl Cox is an industry figurehead who’s legacy in music includes his iconic label Intec, which he runs with friend and business partner Jon Rundell, and the labels new release is from RanchaTek.
Serbian artist RanchaTek makes his debut on Intec following releases on Orange Recordings, Loose, Bitten, Nervous and Unity Records.
Listing Carl Cox as a significant influence alongside people like UMEK and Richie Hawtin, this EP is an extra special one for Vladimir Rancic aka RanchaTek who has always wanted to feature on Intec.
A regular performer at many of Serbia’s top techno events, it’s also not uncommon to see him on DJ line-ups in other countries such as the Czech Republic, Bosnia and Croatia.
Dark with a relentless intensity, the two tracks on this EP have contrasting moods with “Defect” having a focus on deep atmosphere while the up-tempo groove of “Freak” raises the roof with its hard-hitting style.
\”Defect\” has a subtle euphoria cut by bursts of acid while the underpinning percussion provides a steady momentum immersed in shadowy atmospherics.
Second on the EP “Freak” has a heavy kick drum that pounds underneath the stabbing synths and onslaughts of the thrashing hi-hats while the commanding vocals complement the pulsating rhythms of the bassline.
Title: Defect EP
Release Date: Friday 1 November 2019