Italy’s Uto Karem delivers a fresh new cut dubbed “Sketches of Life” on his own Agile Recordings. With a DJ career that’s capitulated in recent months, and a boisterous production catalog to back it, Uto Karem is quickly becoming a commendable act within the world of funky, groove-induced techno. His latest release highlights what he’s going for with his label — drawing a fine line between the genres of house and techno. Hollen offers up a remix, adding a touch of groove with proper effect work to give his account a life of its own.
With the prospect of a long day ahead, festivals can be tempting times for ticket holders to stay in bed a little bit longer. You’re missing the opening acts, but hey, at least you’ll have energy for the end of the night, right? Wrong. Showing up early to festivals has led me to some of my favorite sets of all time. Lines are shorter, stages aren’t as crowded, and you have the opportunity to catch some of the most promising talent of the day. Artists opening festival stages feel a lot of pressure and tend to deliver far beyond expectations. With Weekend One of Ultra fast approaching, start planning your first sets of the day.
Tech giants Umek and Uto Karem have combined their production abilities on their new track “Eternity.” With two decades of global touring and production prowess under Umek’s belt and a short but sweet career of hitmaking for Karem, the fusion of their aptitudes form a promising techno dream team. The track kicks off with a timid percussive lead before swirls of synths mount to a infectious breakdown. The stretched bassline lies behind a luminous chord progression and carries the backbone of the track. Try this tune on for size — it’s not everyday two titans of this caliber come together to create a showpiece of this degree.
Italy’s rising star Uto Karem has been busy producing groove induced, high-energy tracks for legendary labels like Minus, Plus 8, and Sci+Tec — just to name a few. This time around, he brings “Green Pulse” to Umek’s 1605 Music Therapy imprint, and its a traditional tech house gem in its truest form. With its bouncy chord play and relentless drum patterns, this track will be a dance floor pleaser all around, and should have no issue gaining support from some of the tech world’s finest.