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UMEK releases Dark Market

Written by on 24/03/2022

UMEK is back on his record label 1605 with another hard-hitting techno release in the peak time style his fans have come to love and respect.

This is the Slovenian techno legend’s first release of 2022 and it features two explosive tracks that show off UMEK’s impressive production skills.

2021 was another big year for UMEK who had numerous top-selling tracks on Beatport. Although clubs were closed for most of the year, that didn’t stop his music from getting lots of support.

Now that many of the world’s nightclubs are open again, UMEK’s tracks can once again return to their natural habitat of the dance floor, and he himself will also be playing headline DJ sets at many festivals and other large-scale events.

Although 1605 has become a main outlet UMEK’s music, he has also released on other influential labels such as Filth On Acid, Suara, Intec and Tronic.

Both of the tracks on this EP are a blend of epic synth lines, immersive atmosphere and driving percussion.

“Dark Market” opens the release with its fast-flowing rhythms, punishing claps and rumbling sub bass that leads to the titanic suspense of the main breakdown. The breakdown’s tantalising synth lines lead to a monstrous drop when the percussion comes slamming back in, and the track lifts up a gear to introduce an onslaught of energy from the stabbing lead synth.

“Dream Logic” is a jackin’ track with shuffling percussion and a bumping techno groove with a subtle house music influence in the funk of its bassline. Lifting in intensity as the track unfolds, its upbeat energy and brooding atmosphere are a perfect contrast.

Grab it here.

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