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DJ Umek guests at Inverness, Ironworks


By Margaret Chrystall


SLOVENIAN dance music composer and DJ Umek will play the Ironworks, Inverness, on Saturday, April 27 supported by Marc and Ramie Gold.

UMEK has been around since 1993 and has built a career and a reputation as a top techno DJ and innovator since then.

As well as winning best techno artist at the Beatport Music Awards back in 2010 he had owned his own labels since 1999 when he founded Consumer Recreation (running it with Valentino Kanzyani) and Recycled Loops with its sublabel Earresistible Musick created in 2001.

In 2007 Umek founded techno label 1605 which is where he now releases the much darker style techno he has been behind since 2015.

But always having a huge interest in the music business as well as creating and playing music to audiences, Umek discovered that there were many artists making good music but who didn’t seem to understand trends or how to ‘grow their careers’. He knew data could help with that as his team had analysed data and found patterns which they used to help grow Umek’s own career.

So along with fellow founders Matej Gregorčič and Vasja Veber, Umek set up Viberate, the crowdsourced music database that collects and analyses data from more than a million artists, events and venues around the world in what they claim to be the world’s ‘fastest growing crowdsourced music community’.

Umek has been Beatport’s top selling techno artist and brought out his newest track Brethren at the end of March.

And – now on pre-order – is his new EP 19119 out on April 19 on his 1605 – Music Therapy label.

Tickets are now on sale from the venue.



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