You can cross off another first for Techno titan Umek. The Slovenian-born producer released his first track back in 1993 and has since released records on everything from Toolroom to Spinnin’ to Intec Digitial to Ultra. May 8th, however, sees Umek make his debut on the revered Form Music imprint, led by POPOF.
Umek wastes no time bringing ‘Shadow Tactics’ straight down in to the depths of hell. The record’s big, wavering synth lines crash down like waves over the track’s soundscape while scintillating hi hats and clashing back end synths constantly push the track to new heights. The builds are smooth and full of classic drum fills while sound effects fill in the background, rounding it out in proper fashion.
Included in the release are remixes from POPOF himself as well as Wow! Recordings head honcho Mar-T. The package is due out on the 8th, but you can catch a preview of ‘Shadow Tactics’ below, with the remixes available for streaming HERE.