Saturday June 9th, 2012
10:00pm - 4:00am @ Sound Academy
Great Stuff | 100% Pure| Vibrations | Hungary
Space Ibiza | Italy
Great Stuff | Kling Klong| Vibrations | Italy
– Style Code In Effect
– Doors Open At 10pm
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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.
Year 2011 started for UMEK 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 was again nominated on the Beatport Music Awards, this time as a best artist overall, along with the likes of David Guetta, Deadmau5, Mark Knight. He won by staff pick and is 2011’s Beatport’s Best artist.
Numerous UMEK’s releases and remixes alerady pounding the Beatport Techno and Tech House Chart (on 1605 and other world-renowned labels), and the crown jewel of 2011 – already favourite among the millions of listeners across the globe – his own radio show, wittily titled “Behind The Iron Curtain”, featuring upcoming talents, legendary tracks from the past, best on  and more. All these facts, along with the vast number of tour dates 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.
Q: Who is Pleasurekraft??
A: Kaveh & Kalle’s baby (immaculately conceived of course)
Q: What is Pleasurekraft??
A: A simultaneously visceral and cerebral experience induced only by the seductive, deep, groove heavy, underground techno inspired music that you hear the kids listening to .. – Common side effects include: unrelenting head bobbing giving way to complete surrender to physical movement commonly referred to as ‘dancing’.
Q: Where is Pleasurekraft??
A: In your CD/tape deck/vinyl/mp3/
Q: When is Pleasurekraft??
A: Since the dawn of man, to the future of our future of our future…..
Q: Why is Pleasurekraft??
A: Because we are hedonists and when the groove captures you – all you can do is surrender with pleasure.
Jay Lumen’s Bio:
Music is part of his life since his childhood years. He learnt music in conservatory for eight years, which provided a good basis to his ambition of making music. This ambition appeared very early, during the schooldays, when he started to turn compositions of classic authors to his own style, rather than playing the original versions of them. Although he was educated to play on a classic instrument – violin – he early recognized that his desire of creative work would not be realized with this kind of instrument. By getting his first computer, he immediately started to make his ideas to be heard.
In the meantime he got to know the synthetizator in the way of self-education also, and as he obtained the newest technologies and softwares, he developed himself with them and got more and more closer to the sounding in which he felt himself familiar.
Nowadays, Jay Lumen is one of the most quickly developing new generation DJ/producers. As a producer he has six No1, eleven Top10, and several Top20 charted tunes till now. His releases are coming out at the best international labels just like Saved, Ministry Of Sound, 100% Pure, Mistakes Music, or the German mega-label Great Stuff, for example, his Top5 track cooperated with Umek, or his other Top3 overall and No1 tech house track called “Is Mine” on Amsterdam’s legendary 100% Pure Recordings. He was the only one DJ/Producer in 2010 who had 6 tunes (originals and remixes as well) in the Beatport’s top chart at the same time and he did it again in 2011 as well.
In 2011 he just started the year by a fresh new Top10 bomb on Sebastien Leger’s Mistakes Music and he is just going forward on his way to the top as he had two other Top10 and 3 Top20 tunes after in 2011 as well.
As a DJ, he made his first party in elementary school, when he was only 14 years old. In the beginning he played his favorite tracks from vinyl, and later, following technical improvement he switched to use CDs instead of vinyl. In his DJ sets he builds from house, tech house, and techno style elements mostly. Dynamic, pulsating grooves and pleasant vocalic tunes are also featuring his sound world and are easily sensible to the listener, both from his tracks and sets.The artist with classic musical pre-qualification is now one of the most famous and internationally appreciated new generation DJ/producers.
He is playing in the best clubs around the world week by week, places like London (Ministry Of Sound), Dubai (Sanctuary), Prague (Roxy), India (Club Pasha) and Austria, Poland, Egypt, Serbia, Bulgaria, Finland, Israel, Russia, Morocco, Brazil, Denmark, Sweden, USA, Canada, Croatia, France, Spain (Ibiza), Belgium, Mexico, or Netherlands are all written into the Jay Lumen tour calendar.