Ah yes, driving techno. Once it grabs ahold of you, it just won’t let go, with the ability to keep bodies gyrating for hours while making it seem like mere minutes have passed. Uto Karem knows this fact well and puts it to good use wherever he plays. Leading the pack of rising stars in his native techno-crazed Italy, Uto’s productions combine hard-hitting beats with soulful grooves that have become essential in the collections of the world’s top DJs. He even recently started his own record label, Agile Recordings, to showcase this sound.
The latest release on Uto’s imprint, Deep Inside, is as lowdown and loopy as they come. A dizzying bassline moves the mind, body, and soul while chopped up vocals stab through space, prompting visions of flashing strobe lights and the hypnotism that accompanies them. German tech house duo Format:B turn the original inside out, creating a funky tech house groove that’s sure to kick up plenty of dust this festival season.