Responding To Dynamic

Eight years after his debut album Neuro, Umek's long awaited Responding to Dynamic will
be released under Sixteenofive label. An album that inspired dancefloors worldwide and at the same time
an album that was created explicitly to inspire those same party arenas.

It is the year 2010 and the advent and widespread use of technology, the internet and unlimited exchange and circulation of information has rendered the classical model of the "music industry" archaic and obsolete. In this rapidly shifting and changing state of flux, artists and labels rise and fall, struggle for relevance and compete for credibility-presenting, marketing and releasing their music onto the masses.

Sidestepping the recent trend for re-invention and/or some ill-advised attempt at a concept album aimed at a wider audience, production powerhouse and overall techno stalwart, Umek, steps up to the plate and delivers his second long-player, entitled "Responding to Dynamic". It is a simple yet bold statement by the seasoned producer and although it may not be a direct "response" to anything in particular, it is a firm indication of what Umek is about, what he plays and what he makes-something ever expanding and fanatical fan base has come to expect.

For the uninitiated, Umek has been one of the leading players in the international techno scene, his barnstorming productions and remixes being hammered in every corner of the world by a hugely diverse and stellar cast of DJ's while he himself as a DJ has grown by leaps and bounds, inexorably and unequivocally developing into the respected and acclaimed persona that he is today. His evolution and maturity into the sound he is responsible tells an interesting tale, littered with accolades and highlights from releases on the world's most reputable labels, to establishing and running wildly popular club nights and notably, erecting mighty record labels to offer platforms and forums for his and his likeminded cohorts to release music through!

It is these platforms and this unquenchable appetite for new music that has led him to Sixteenofive, his latest venture and the prime focus of his musical activities in recent times. Besides being a highly successful record label in its own right, it is a steadfast statement of how he chooses to write, release and envisions his music-minus any compromise.

This is the spirit that characterizes "Responding to Dynamic". In a way it is a summation of the Sixteenofive aesthetic: futuristic, pounding, groovy, eccentric, particular, inventive, meticulous... techno! One could go to great lengths to write about the tracks and their various qualities or how Umek has subverted expectations by delivering a classic, dancefloor-friendly album rather than shifting gears and going into more "experimental" or "diverse" directions for his album. But that's not what we're going to do here. This is not what Sixteenofive lovers want. Umek's 2nd album is everything you have been expecting. Listen. Enjoy. Repeat.


Releases

Responding To Dynamicartist(s): UMEK
Umek - Squeamish sort

catalogue number: 1605CD01
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release date: 15.03.2010


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Responding To Dynamicartist(s): UMEK
Umek - Responding To Dynamic

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Responding To Dynamicartist(s): UMEK
Umek - Slap

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Responding To Dynamicartist(s): UMEK
Umek - Legitimate Priest

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Responding To Dynamicartist(s): UMEK
Umek - Pedestrian

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Responding To Dynamicartist(s): UMEK
Umek - Individual Breath

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Responding To Dynamicartist(s): UMEK
Umek - Uncouth Manners

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Responding To Dynamicartist(s): UMEK
Umek - No One Could Have Suspected

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Responding To Dynamicartist(s): UMEK
Umek - Sequence Of Shapes

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Responding To Dynamicartist(s): UMEK
Umek - Utopian Societies

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Selected feedbacks:

Stephan Bodzin - "full support, the lord of party-life, this one will rock the main-floors all over the globe, that´s for sure. many ultimate weapons on it!" | 10/10
Mihalis Safras - "fucking great album from uros!" | 10/10
Marco V - "Great Album, top quality!" | 10/10
The Advent - "best Album this year with out a doubt.... amazing production from Mr Uros U as usual.. 150% techno!" | 10/10
Slam - "B album - Well done!" | 9/10
Tiger Stripes - "Great tracks for the clubs all the way through." | 9/10
Alan Fitzpatrick - "great album from umek, love it!!" | 9/10
Mark Knight - "always on support!!!!" | 9/10
Popof - "great album ! tekno will never die :)" | 9/10
Pig and Dan - "Dark and dirty hitting! Holds the distinctive UMEK mark deep within all the tracks. Great production as usual ; )" | 9/10
Secret Cinema - "This will be HUGE! 'Pedestrian' is full on!! 'No one could have suspected' is big hall techno! The whole album is dancefloor food! " | 9/10
Joseph Capriati - "great! i really like Pedestrian, Uncouth Manners and No One Could Have Suspected" | 9/10
Spektre - "Umek has always been a massive inspiration to us as producers and this album is no exception. From start to finish this is no nonsense, peak time techno for the masses. We've been caning Slap and Individual Breath already and I can't wait to drop the others. Full support from us!!" | 10/10
Cristian Varela - "great!" | 8/10
Kaiserdisco - "all tracks are very good - full support!" | 10/10
Phunk Investigation - "Bomb Album! Max Support! " | 10/10
Mason - "Rock solid as always... and extremely playable too " | 9/10
Danny Howells - "There's a fist-full of stuff here for me to play out, many thanks indeed!" | 9/10
Olivier Giacomotto - "bravo!!!" | 9/10
Gregor Tresher - "Great Album!" | 8/10
Marco Bailey - "Great Music from Great Artist!" | 8/10
Groove Armada - "Great tracks here, love squeamish sort and slap" | 8/10
Alex Kenji - "stunning album from the most cool techno producer around!" | 8/10
Tocadisco - "great work!" | 8/10
Jim Masters - "fine album with great tracks on it" | 8/10
Brothers Vibe - "SOLID! Fav trax are Slap, Pedestrian, Individual Breath, No One Could Have Suspected and Utopian Societies... Great work!" | 10/10
Andrea Bertolini - "masterpiece project!" | 10/10
Dandi & Ugo - "totally wicked !!! Umek power groove !!!" | 10/10

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