LABELS: Agile, 1605, Tronic, Suara
Being a DJ, producer, label manager and computer music editor, Uto Karem has a broad vision of what electronic music is all about.
Having spent his junior years in London, Uto’s music ear was first shaken by bands such as New Order, Depeche Mode and Soft Cell. On his return to Italy as a teenager, it was Underground Resistance, Novamute and Plus 8 that were having most impact on the young man.
In his late teens his DJ career took off, and over the years he has supported many of the world’s greatest deck talents. As a natural progression he took two years to study Audio Engineering that lead him to develop his own musical style, at the same time he was working as an editor for a computer music magazine, where he was reviewing and testing all the modern technology available for DJ’s and producers.
Uto Karem in just a short period of time has produced hit after hit with forward thinking dance tracks that have fast become staples for DJs everywhere. As well as being an in-demand DJ, producer and remixer, he also runs his own Agile Recordings imprint on which he explores deep techno rhythms and highly addictive baselines, from himself and brilliant forward thinking artists.
With his unique trademark Uto Karem has been busy producing groove induced, high-energy tracks for legendary labels, with the ability to infuse cutting edge machine music and soulful grooves.
Hello Uto! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
Hi guys, today you can listen to 1 hour live mix from my recent tour in South America, it was recorded in January @ Ballon Festival, Cordoba, Argentina
You are label owner (Agile Rec.), producer and touring every weekend. How do you manage this massive schedule?
Well it can get hectic at times, but I organise myself in the best possible way and I am lucky to have professional people behind me taking care of different aspects of my day to day agenda
Please tell us a bit about your latest releases
My latest work is called „We’re all connected“, it has been released on Toolroom Records and is a track I’m really proud of, both on the creative and technical sides; it sounds huge on big sound systems
Which release was the one who gave you the most attention so far?
I have released a lot of music over the years, both on my own Agile Recordings and also on many other quality labels, but if i have to mention one in particular I would say that my first Plus8 release “Maschine Love”, including tracks like Body Move and Butterfly Effect, that had a huge impact both on the charts and on the dance floor.
Tell us a bit about your upcoming releases. Is there anything special planned in 2016?
Yes there will be my album release at the start of the summer. I am just setting up a new studio and can’t wait to start working and put the final touches on my long-awaited LP.
As you are touring a lot, please tell us something about your experience around the globe. What is your favourite city or country and why?
It’s difficult to say something general as every country, every city has a different essence and story; I love playing in South America as the energy of the crowd there is simply amazing. I also love playing in Europe, in cities like London, Berlin, Barcelona, Ibiza and lately also in East Europe, where I also discovered enthusiastic and passionate electronic music lovers and fans.
What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?
Cape Town, South Africa
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
Riva Star – I Believe in you – Snatch
Carlo Lio – Technicolor (Chus & Cheballos rmx)
Uto Karem – We’r All Connected – Toolroom
Nick Curly – BBC – Drumcode
Danny Serrano – Everytime – Intec