|Birth name||Uroš Umek|
|Also known as||DJ Umek, Umek, Fotr (Father)|
|Born||May 16, 1976|
|Origin||Ljubljana, then SFR Yugoslavia|
|Genres||Electronica, Techno, Tech house|
|Occupations||Disc jockey, record producer|
|Labels||Consumer Recreation (1999)
1605 - sixteenofive(2007)
Umek began DJing in 1993 at the age of 17 years. He was among the pioneers of the electronic music in Slovenia. Umek became famous by techno-supporters in Europe about 2001, for his fast mixing skills and his uplifting dj-sets. In the later years he changed his style a little bit. He has released a large number of EPs and anthems and has a reputation as an innovator. In 2006 he released a single "Posing as me" which was a big hit in Slovenia and in 2007 another video supported project with a Croatian singer and lyrics writer Anđa Marić Carbon Occasions. He is known to play the music from 4 turntables simoultaneously. On his birthday May 16 he organises a musical event called Dan elektronike (Electronica day). He is the owner of 2 record labels called Consumer recreation and Recycled loops. He was ranked at position 29 of the TOP 100 DJs for the year 2007 by the DJ Magazine. Some people regard Umek as one of the Top 10 Techno DJs in the world.
- Umek: Urtoxen EP - Black Nation (1998)
- Umek: Lanicor - Consumer recreation (1999)
- Umek: Diflevon EP - CLR (1999)
- Umek: Gluerenorm EP -Spiel-Zeug Schallplatten (2000)
- Umek: Oranozol - Jericho (2001)
- Mumps: Mechanisms M-P - Tortured Records (2001)
- Umek: Gatex - Magik Musik (2002)
- Umek: Tikonal - NovaMute (2002)
- Umek: Neuro - Tehnika (2002)
- The Torture Chamber, Vol. 2 - Tortured (2002)
- Umek: The Exorcisor - Recycled Loops (2003)
- Umek: Disconautiks 1 - STX Records (2004)
- Umek: Zulu Samurai - Recon Warriors (2004)
- Umek: Another Matter Entirely - Jesus Loved You (2006)
- Umek: I Am Ready EP - Astrodisco (2006)
- Umek: Overtake And Command - CodeX (2006)
- Umek: Akul - Audiomatique (2006)
- Umek: Posing as me - Earresistible Musick (2006)
- Umek: Carbon Occasions - Earresistible Musick (2007)
- Umek: Pint this Story - Manual (2007)
- Umek & I turk : Anxious On Demand - Confused Recordings (2007)
- Ben Long: RMX Umek Potential 5
- Space DJ'z: RMX Umek Potential 6
- La Monde vs. Levatine: RMX Umek Monoid 21
- Jamie Bissmire & Ben Long: Ground 8
- Lucca: Mirrage / Umek rmx - Acapulco records
- Silence: Skin - Umek remix (Matrix Musik, 2005)
- Laibach: Tanz Mit Laibach - Umek Rmx (Novamute)
- Depeche Mode: I Feel Loved - Umek remix (NovaMute, Pias)
- Nathan Fake: Outhouse - Umek Astrodisco rmx (Recycled Loops)
- Julian Jeweil: Air Conditionne - Umek remix (Skryptom)
- "Comeback gig in Slovenia". ibiza-voice.com. Retrieved May 19, 2009.
- "Interview - Slovenian techno sound". mK iArticles. Retrieved May 19, 2009.
- "DJmag Top 100 DJs 2009". Retrieved 31 August 2009.
- "Umek Interview - He got hooked". miamiundergroundmovement.libsyn.com. Retrieved May 19, 2009.
- "Mastering performances". 365mag.com. Retrieved May 19, 2009.
- "Futuristing Music - References". futuristing.com. Retrieved May 19, 2009.
- "Umek interview - The big break". miamiundergroundmovement.libsyn.com. Retrieved May 19, 2009.
- The DJ List
- DJMag.com TOP 100 DJs - Results and History
- BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix - Umek - 24 November 2007