UMEK is one of the world’s leading techno artists known to many for kick starting the electronic music scene in his home country of Slovenia. With many iconic anthems under his belt, he runs the 1605 imprint and his back catalogue includes the likes of Chris Liebing’s CLR, Daniel Miller’s Novamute and Christian Smith’s Tronic.
Older fans of the techno genre will need little introduction to his genre crossing anthem “Gatex”, and his new release on Intec has elements of his classic sounds that’s a fusion of thick synth lines and looped percussion.
Both cuts on the release are different versions of the same track, and although the more refined second track may catch the attention of many who prefer a modern techno sound, it’s the raw sounding first track that’s caught our attention.
Track one titled “Percussionix (Mix 1)” is a driving and funk fuelled cut with dark elements provided by the growling synths, which cut by filter sweeps, create waves of succulent sounds set for club destruction.
The release is due out on the 4th of May and can be pre-ordered from HERE.