Original Techno at 30,000 Feet with Lufthansa and UMEK
Personally responsible for kickstarting the electronic music scene in his home country of Slovenia, and now established as one of the most prolific and popular techno artists in the world, UMEK has upgraded his two-year partnership with German airline Lufthansa by compiling an exclusive playlist for their long-haul flights.
The two-hour playlist comprises many original productions from UMEK alongside selections from D-Unity, The Reactivitz and Mattew Jay, with UMEK joining Sven Vath, Tycho, Tosca and Blank & Jones as an artist invited to curate Lufthansa’s Clubsounds section.
“Lufthansa wants to individualize the flight experience of all its passengers. That is why we make sure that our Inflight Entertainment is diverse and attractive. We are happy that the very popular Slovenian DJ UMEK compiled a playlist for our long-haul flights. His fabulous mix can be listened on all of our almost 200 intercontinental flights around the world.” Bernhard Wodl, Regional General Manager for Lufthansa Group
With a gig diary that ranges from dark underground clubs in Berlin to massive techno stages at the world’s most renowned festivals, UMEK is no stranger to a long-haul flight, and jumped at the chance to team up with Lufthansa on this project.
“I'm incredibly proud to be a musical ambassador for Lufthansa. One of my main aims when I started producing and DJing was to bring techno to as many people around the world as possible, and by compiling playlists for the airline I hope to bring my passion and love for electronic music to thousands of passengers every year.
“I believe that the music I select can be enjoyed by techno enthusiasts and those new to the genre alike, and I can't wait to hear what people think. I'd like to say a huge thank you to Lufthansa for the opportunity, and hope for a long and fruitful relationship!” UMEK
UMEK ‘Shadow Tactics’ is out now. Buy on Beatport: www.beatport.com/release/shadow-tactics/1997978