Umek reprises his Zeta Reticula moniker for a welcome return to Billy Nasty’s Electrix label with an innovative EP comprised of 4 new tracks, split between the two spheres of Electro and Techno.
The Slovenian-born DJ and producer should need no introduction, boasting more than two decades of experience, playing the world over, producing music for labels like Toolroom, Spinnin’, Great Stuff, Intec or his own imprint, 1605 to name just a few, or presenting his hugely popular weekly radio show, Behind the Iron Curtain.
It’s been some time since a Zeta Reticula release on Electrix, with ‘EP 1’ to ‘EP 4’ surfacing on the label between 2000 and 2003, although Umek has continued the project more recently with tracks on 1605.
The A-Side of ‘EP 5’ delivers some Electro flavour, opening with the serious Electro-funk of ‘Electric Blood Complete’, before the vintage sci-fi electronics and playful rave stabs of ‘Euphonious’.
Over on the B-Side the Techno takes over with the deep and dub-drenched ‘Encroach’ followed by the tough Housey grooves of ‘Radiate’ to complete this bold package.
A1. ELECTRIC BLOOD COMPLETE