Techno giant’s radio show – Behind The Iron Curtain with Umek,
Every Wednesday from 20:00 to 21:00 GMT+2
Slovenian techno DJ and producer introduces an hour long trip behind the iron curtain.
Umek just announced that his new radio show, bringing you the best of what current techno scene has to offer, will launch this Friday (1st of July) on major radio stations across the world.
The weekly series will give a chance to unknown and talented producers to showcase their work in the “Cloud Stand Out” part, where Umek will singlehandedly pick his weekly choice of interesting tunes, uploaded to Soundcloud. In “Eastern Flavor” listeners will get to know what DJs from Eastern European studios have to offer, while in the “Look Back Track” Umek will take you back in time to present the tracks that inspired him and dance floors worldwide in the past. Focusing on what the future brings us, a two-time Beatport Artist of the year will make a “Prognosis”, featuring what he thinks will shake the clubs and festivals in the following weeks.
Umek’s own imprint  will of course have a special place in the show. Every week a new “Sixteenofiver” will be presented on air and have a chance to play their track to millions of listeners worldwide.
A one-hour show will wrap up with “Propaganda”, where listeners will get to enjoy a unique guest mix.
Get more info about the upcoming shows here: http://www.umek.si/behind-the-iron-curtain
Umek / Biography
For a long time, Slovenia has been known for its great electronic parties, but as the local scene is of boutique dimensions, everyone who wishes to take the art of mixing and producing to a professional level, has to go out there and enter the worldwide scene. Umek has done this step as early as in the middle of the 90s and so he became one of the most important techno players of the global techno scene, even before the end of the last millennium. Together with people, who shared the same views, he successfully captured the first era of researching and recreating the rules of the dance music in Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and Astrodisco platforms, which all put the sound of the Slovenian techno on the world map of electronic music.
In the beginning of the year 2007, Umek started a new 1605 Music Therapy – Sixteenofive, with which he marked the beginning of the second era of his music creation and what an era it is! After 4 years the label is tagged as a great success and is one of the world’s fastest growing techno labels, which spawns releases and new talents almost every week. Numerous Umek’s releases and remixes pounding the Beatport Techno and Tech House Chart (on 1605 and other labels) and compilations (Convention Of The Future Deaf and The Riot!) on 1605 and one on Toolroom Records (Toolroom Knights Mixed By Umek), not to mention the vast number of already confirmed bookings for 2011, are the best proof, that Umek stays focused on his primary goal – making and selecting high quality productions that stand out from the rest and bringing his sound closer to people all around the world.
2011 started as none before! First, and interesting documentary, named “Techno heavy-weights Umek & Carl Cox in back to back interview” was released and was aplauded by Umek’s audience and shared tremendously over the internet and social networks. In February, Umek gained not one, but two nominations on the Beatport Music Awards, this time as a best artist, overall, along with the likes of David Guetta, Deadmau5, Mark Knight and as a best artist picked by staff, which he latter won.
But Umek’s success story is far from done. Successful projects like interesting documentary named “Techno heavy-weights Umek & Carl Cox in back to back interview” that were already completed and many in the oven for this year prove that only horizon is the limit for Umek. And summer has just started!