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UMEK returns to 1605 with ‘Vigilance’ EP

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UMEK is one of Europe’s pioneering techno artists, and has been instrumental in helping develop the modern techno sound, with releases on labels such as Tronic, Filth on Acid, Intec, Terminal M, Suara and pretty much any other influential imprint you can think of.

One of the other imprints to champion UMEK’s style is his own label 1605, which after a short break was relaunched earlier in 2019 and has once again risen to the top of the pile to chart in the coveted No.1 sales spot on Beatport.

1605 takes its title from UMEK’s birthday which is the 16th of May, as from a young age his musical talent was on display. Making it almost inevitable that someday he would come to own his own label, so in that sense, the label was brought into this world the same day he was.

Next up on the label is his ‘Vigilance’ EP which features two tracks including “Vigilance” which starts out with the thump of a hard-hitting kick drum shrouded by bursts of atmospheric textures. Track two, our premiere, has a title that reads like a mission statement.

We can confirm “Keep Bustin’” archives its goal of getting people to keep bust those moves on the dance floor. With fast-paced rhythms and a high energy, its commanding vocals demand respect in the way it works people into a frenzy. Stabbing synths and a trippy breakdown all add to the vibrant personality of this peak time techno anthem.

Check out ‘Keep Bustin’ below and grab a copy here.

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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