Over the past two decades, UMEK has been a majorly influential figure in the techno and minimal scenes. As both an artist and the label-head of his 1605 imprint, the Slovenian savant has become renowned for his dark, cerebral take on electronic music. In recent years, the producer’s resonant style has earned him releases on prestigious imprints such as Mark Knight’s Toolroom Records and Carl Cox’s Intec Digital.
UMEK will release his newest output, “Shadow Tactics,” on May 8 via POPOF’s FORM Music. The forthcoming track is a hectic, harrowing piece which fuses quaking kick drums with industrial techno synthesis while also drawing elements of inspiration from the Drum ‘n’ Bass realm. Dark, brooding, and frenetic, “Shadow Tactics” is a stirring work which encapsulates the essence of the Slovenian artist’s recent catalogue.
Alongside UMEK’s production, the release will feature remixes from POPOF and Wow! Recordings label-head Mar-T.
Stream “Shadow Tactics” in full below: