Title: Challenge Venus EP
Cat. #: 1605112
Release Date: 10/09/2012
01 UMEK – It Is Simple But It Works Like Fcuk (Original Mix)
02 UMEK – It Is Simple But It Works Like Fcuk (Sinisa Tamamovic Remix)
03 UMEK – It Is Simple But It Works Like Fcuk (DJ PP Remix)
04 UMEK – It Is Simple But It Works Like Fcuk (Filterheadz Remix)
There is no reason to be subtle with titles, and this one says it all. The 1605 leader rolls the beats with unparalleled ease, making the whole affair seem like a walk through the park. The rubber-band bassline provides the juice and the sparse percussion and genius edits provide the brain stimulation. Keeping the arrangement spanking clean, a warped vocal in the breakdown signals ensuing mayhem, and each consecutive element falls neatly into place.
Sinisa Tamamovic goes the dub route, with clever effects and a snappy rhythm section, while DJ PP funks things up with meaty percussion and neat little tricks. The Filterheadz remix boasts almost-tribal sensibilities, which provide, in essence a proper drum attack. Intricate programming and some psycho medicine are the perfect combination to seal the deal.