Preview: Umek @ Pacha NYC 06/15/13




Pacha NYC has made me one VERY happy lady with this weekend’s headliner, Umek, on Saturday, June 15th. The Slovenian Techno guru will make his Pacha NYC debut and if you are a die-hard 1605’er like me, you know that this is a big deal because he rarely visits NYC. We were fortunate to see him at Webster Hall a few months ago, but this performance at Pacha will be a night to remember. Umek has been one of my favorite tech house producers for a few years now, and although I’ve only had the pleasure of seeing him live twice, his “Behind The Iron Curtain” weekly podcast is fantastic! He blends tech and techno perfectly, and I guarantee you’re going to love this show! So put on your sneakers and come behind the iron curtain with me if you “Love To Dance”. Below you’ll find links to this kick ass track and many others from the 1605 label chief.

Although he’s getting more and more recognition among party-goers with his Facebook fan figure breaking the 2 million mark, UMEK still likes to emphasize that he’s staying loyal to his creative direction, regardless of the stage’s size, but at the same time tries to please the crowd:

I like to perform in front of big audiences that are not necessarily there for music that I promote. That’s an honor, a creative challenge and a big responsibility at the same time. Not every deejay gets the chance to present a bit more vanguard, alternative, underground music on the stage reserved for major hit-makers and it’s really important to face this kind of challenges in a way that you don’t compromise your own legacy and at the same time adapt a bit to the taste of the crowd in a way that people get rather intrigued with your sound than bored.

Latest UMEK releases:

Parov Stelar : All Night (UMEK Remix) [1605] /

UMEK & Spektre : Klaxon [1605] /

UMEK & Mike Vale : Fluid Feel [Toolroom Records] /

UMEK: Love To Dance [Toolroom Records] /

UMEK & Pleasurekraft : Korea [1605] /

Latest 1605 releases:

Groovebox : Rock That Sh*t [1605] /

Parov Stelar : All Night (UMEK Remix) [1605] /

VA : 1605*5 [1605] /

Ant Brooks : Glide EP [1605] /

Mike Vale & Bagagee Viphex13 : Where The Funk [1605] /


See you all at Pacha NYC for Umek!

Tickets still available. CLICK HERE!

Nicole “Swedeheart”


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