After reverting to his pure techno roots both in the studio and behind the decks in 2016, UMEK kickstarts the New Year with a tour of US clubbing hotspots, including Soundcheck Washington and Flash Factory NYC. Recent highlights for the Slovenian DJ and producer include a flurry of boisterous, razor sharp techno cuts on his own 1605 record label, including ‘Flang O Matic’, ‘Mechanical Blade’ and ‘The Drum’, which featured vocals from the iconic Brtish electronic artist Mr. C. The success of these and other records released this year have lead to UMEK being named as one of Beatport’s highest-selling artists of 2016, putting him in the shortlist to be named one of the top 10 techno artists of the year, the results of which will be announced later this month.
In addition to the five club shows, the tour will be preceded by appearances at BPM Festival, Mexico for both Toolrooms Tramsmit vs Tronic, and capped off on Groove Cruise, a five-day floating festival departing Miami 23 January and ending up at Grand Turk 27 January. In addition to his prolific musical output, UMEK also curates and mixes his Behind The Iron Curtain radio show, a weekly mix show in which he selects and plays upfront techno from his favourite producers and labels, attracting tens of thousands of listeners per episode. Grab UMEK’s latest single ‘Different Routes Can Be Equally Successful’ from here.
FULL TOUR DATES:
08+ 10 JANUARY – BPM FESTIVAL (MEXICO)
13 JANUARY – SOUNDCHECK (WASHINGTON DC)
14 JANUARY – FLASH FACTORY (NEW YORK CITY)
18 JANUARY – BIJOU (BOSTON)
20 JANUARY – 301 LIVE (EL PASO)
21 JANUARY – SCARLETT @ MONARCH THEATRE (PHOENIX)
23-27 JANUARY – GROOVE CRUISE