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M.U.M  Presents Miami Sessions with King Unique - M.U.M Episode 133
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

King Unique is Matt Thomas, an all round studio junkie and dj with a taste for tripped-out cosmic techno and rough-edged underground house; in a career spanning nearly a decade KU’s distinctive sound has won an enviable global following. A ceaseless schedule of dj sets and festival gigs backed up by relentless studio sessions resulting in scores of records, remixes and radio broadcasts has made the KU sound an instantly recognizable part of the music-life of millions of the world’s clubbers - and a fixture in the vinyl crates, cd wallets and laptops of the world’s most influential djs. Consistently appealing across genres the tracks have been played by everyone from Sasha to Soulwax, Richie Hawtin to Tiesto, and have turned up everywhere from Hollywood soundtracks to mobile ringtones - not to mention countless compilations and mix albums.

Formed in 2001 by Matt Thomas & Matthew Roberts, King Unique hit the floor running, claiming the title of Undisputed Remix Champs by scoring five Essential New Tunes in five months on Pete Tong's "Essential Selection" Radio 1 show. A US Billboard Dance Chart number 1 for the remix of Dirty Vegas’ “Walk Into The Sun”, plus two more solo Essential New Tunes for Matt under his Watkins and Mainframe alter-egos saw KU firmly cement their place amongst the ranks of first-call remixers. The King Unique production touch has been in constant demand since, appearing on more than fifty remixes and yielding some of the biggest dance floor bombs known to man - Underworld's "Two Months Off", The Killers "Somebody Told Me", Planet Funk’s “The Switch”, The Teamsters "Feels Like Love", and Chable and Bonicci’s "Ride".
2006 saw the end of the original duo’s studio partnership, as Matt Thomas took on the King Unique role as a solo artist. The two years since have seen the KU sound taken to new heights with a mixture of euphoric acidic melodies, dark brooding techno vibes and old skool beats. Remixes of Tracey Thorn’s “Grand Canyon”, Gabriel & Dresden’s “Tracking Treasure Down” and an ’08 remix of KU’s own “Sugarhigh” have reaffirmed his status as one of the most versatile and consistent producers of the last ten years.
Most recently Matt has produced a stunning reworking of “Heaven” for James Lavelle’s UNKLE project, as well as remixes for Junkie XL, Paolo Mojo and Miami art-punk fashionistas Organicarma.

The renowned King Unique dj set has made KU a regular addition to the line up of some of the world's most respected clubs and biggest festivals, playing everywhere from ultra-hip blacked-out sweat boxes in Tokyo to euphoric crowds of thousands on the tropical beaches of Madeira. Regular gigs for super-brands such as Renaissance and Ministry Of Sound coupled with an increasingly hectic international schedule has seen Matt racking up enough air-miles for a free trip to the moon, with gigs in Sydney, Osaka, Barcelona, Shanghai, Lima, Bucharest, Auckland, Bogota, Singapore, Chelyabinsk, Malta, Vilnius - just to name a handful from recent months. Since the very first shows Matt has pushed at the cutting edge of the technology revolution that's swept through club culture, taking laptops, new gadgets and studio gear into the booth. 2009 sees the addition of the near mythic Monome controller to the sonic armoury - part track-mangling Ableton controller and part psychedelic light show, lovingly hand built by techno-hippies in the Catskill Mountains.

Playlist:


01. Ripperton “Random Violence” Green
02. Artur Reimer “Unseen Days” Microfreak Records
03. Lights Electronika “Sentimental (Einmusik Edit)” Einmusika
04. Solomun “Cloud Dancer (Manuel Tur's Instrumental)” Diynamic Music
05. Danny Howells “Landing On Planets” Dig Deeper
06. Secret Cinema “Glad Chord” GEM Records
07. Layo & Bushwacka vs. Shit Robot “Fatale Feeling (King Unique
Bootleg)” CDR
08. King Roc & Dimitri Nakov “Jardin Nights” Bedrock
09. Slam “Room 2 (Pan Pot Rave Tool)” Paragraph
10. Tania Vulcano “Teflon (Pig & Dan Remix)” Isgud Records
11. Phil Kieran “Dirt (Psycatron Remix)” Cocoon
12. King Unique “2000000 Suns (John Digweed & Nick Muir Remix)” Bedrock
13. King Unique “Feniksas (Fergie Remix)” Bedrock
14. Donnacha Costello “With Me Still” Poker Flat
15. Suzanne Cianni “Analogue Revolution – Sound Of The Century


Special Thanks to Hugh B

http://www.kingunique.com/
Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_King_Unique_1.mp3
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M.U.M & 1605 Sessions Presents Miami Sessions with Umek Live@Nitza Club, Barceloa Spain- M.U.M Episode 132

Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement

 

DJ UMEK
For a long time, Slovenia is 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. 5 highly popular releases on the 1605 label with lots more planned in the next few months, a huge success of the »Day Of Electronics 09« - the main 1605 event in Krizanke (Ljubljana, Slovenia) for the third year in a row, a popular summer festival »Disconautica« (Koper, Slovenia) featuring 1605 Main Floor for the second year in a row and with over 50.000 attending people. Furthermore the 15 astonishing releases and remixes already released in 2009 are the best proof, that Umek stays focused on his primary goal – to make high quality productions that stand out from the rest and to bring this music closer to people all around the world.
The year 2009 also brought a fresh breeze in Umek’s booking department and so his new booking agency is Bullitt Bookings from the USA, that also takes care of some of the biggest names, like Dubfire, Nic Fanciulli, Shlomi Aber, Davide Squillace and many others.
Last year's releases like Is it / Longer Trail, Destructible Enviroment, S Cream, Designed Persona, You Might Hear Nothing and the latest club hit Work This Data, have caught the attention of Armada, Hell Yeah, Tronic, Dataworx and other biggest labels of the music industry and judging by Umek's tracks »Hablando« and »Slap«, released on his own label 1605, by the enormous amount of upcoming releases and the second (and first on 1605 label) album with his 10 great tracks “Responding To Dynamic” (coming in spring 2010), Umek surely isn’t going to run out of creative fuel for quite some time.


Umek @ Nitza Club, Barcelona, Spain, 23.04.2010

artist - track - version - label


1.   James Harcourt - Unpleasant Surprise - (Popof Remix) - Form
2.   Alfonso Forte vs Gymmy j & Daniele Crocenzi Baby - Collabs fratellone1 - (Original Mix)
3.   Ton Def - Disco Mafia - (Original Mix)
4.   Manu C and Max Bett - Slugs In My Brain - (Original Mix)
5.   Alex Di Stefano - Black Hole - (Original Mix)
6.   Phunk Investigation - Tsunami - Perfect Storm Mix - Cutoff Recordings
7.   Bugged - CrAnK iT - 1
8.   Daniel Half - Deodat 1.0 - (Original Mix) - Flat Belly Recordings
9.   Spartaque - Mato Grosso - (Piatto Remix) - Italo Business
10. Dataminions - BB4CE
11. Alfonso Forte - Magikal Garden - (Original Mix)
12. Re-Zone - Brain Storm
13. Phresh! - The Return - (Original Mix) - Adverso Records
14. 5hesff - The kitchen
15. Alex Di Stefano - One Week 2010 - (Original Mix) - Binary404
16. Andrea Roma - Massive Dynamics
17. Subfractal - Your Face - Original Mix (1605 DEMO)
18. Rino Cerrone & Flavio Diaz - Dub Drum
19. Mauro Picotto - 2010 - Alchemy
20. Lorenzo D'Ianni - Danger Man - (Original Mix) - Dogma Records
21. Floom - Jura feat. Gary Beck - Myriad Toolbox - (Original Mix) - Synewave

Direct download: Miami_Sessions_with_Umek_LiveNitz-_Barcelona_Spain.mp3
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