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  • Release Date 2009-05-29
  • Label Astrodisco
  • Catalog ASTRO005
Five years have pasted since the Astrodisco project initiated, and although its novelty has certainly run of by now, the same cannot be said of its creative potential. Pioneering a new breed of techno – sometimes described as “discodelic electro” – Umek not only managed to form a promising crew of young deejays and producers but also, at the same time, created a new space in Slovenia’s clubbing scene reaching out for and attracting attention of a somewhat unconventional crowd. The two featured tracks and Umek’s Astro production as a whole somehow embody the highest qualities of all of his long years work. Although Umek never stopped experimenting and has transgressed the boundaries of genres at all times he always managed to stay true to two axioms of electronic dance music: danceability and atmosphere. Danceability – because it has to be suitable for dancing; atmosphere – because it has to make the crowd want to dance. One way or another, it is the realisation of ‘these inviolable sanctities’ – as the distorted voice in 16th century Japan would have put it – that distinguishes a truly great electronic music and Umek’s way of achieving it remains one of the most convincing in contemporary musical world.

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16th Century Japan EP

  • UMEK
  • Release Date 2009-05-29
  • Label Astrodisco
  • Catalog ASTRO005
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