UMEK is an artist who has helped define electronic music with nearly two decades of techno releases on some of the world’s most respected record labels, and this sample pack shares some of his master crafted sounds including percussion one hits, basslines, synth notes, rhythm ideas and other useful sounds. Each are grouped into packages of samples that are designed to fit together as track foundations.
There are few artists whose evolving sound has transcended through different generations of music culture, but UMEK’s forward thinking attitude has seen him lead the pack and push for innovation rather than remain stagnant.
Classic cross over tracks such as his iconic “Gatex” came out on record labels such as Tïesto’s Magik Muzik, and recent releases such as “Vibrancy” on his own imprint 1605, spent many weeks as a No.1 seller on Beatport plus other leading download stores.
He also featured EP’s on the highly influential NovaMute, which is sister label to the iconic Nova Records that signed artists such as Depeche Mode. NovaMute featured UMEK as part of an elite back catalogue that also includes others ranging from Richie Hawtin to Charlotte de Witte, and further solidifies his pedigree as one of the world’s best producers of electronic music.
Even now, cutting edge techno DJ’s such as Blawan play UMEK’s classics tracks in their sets, while the likes of Adam Beyer and Carl Cox regularly support his new releases.
One thing that has kept UMEK at the top of his game is his impeccable quality of sound, with thick sonic textures and chunky production that find the perfect balance between a crystal clear clarity, and granular rawness.
This sample pack shares some of the core sounds that UMEK has constructed to use as foundations for his own tracks so others can share in his years of music producing experience to help progress their own music.
For beginners it’s a great tool to help get you off the ground with tried and tested sounds than are ready to go, and for experienced professionals it’s another weapon to have in your arsenal of places to look for inspiration.
For anyone looking to cook up some techno, this sample pack has all the ingredients to start building tracks either using the sounds raw, or manipulating them into your own unique flavour.