Uro┼í Umek (born May 16, 1976 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, better known as DJ Umek or simply Umek) is an internationally acclaimed DJ and music producer from Slovenia, author of more than 500 releases (2009 data) for world renown record labels such as Renaissance, Armada, Cocoon Records, Audiomatique, Hell Yeah, Tronic, Datapunk amidst many others. Accompanied with his affiliates and colleagues he organized the first electronic music parties Ô so called ÔravesÔØ in homeland Slovenia in the beginning of the 1990s. Pioneering the genre and parties he became worldwide simply known as ÔFotrÔØ Ô the Father of Slovenian techno and electronic culture. Together with partners and peers he has developed and created various creative initiatives, clubbing nights and big music events, such as Astrodisco nights in LjubljanaÔs club K4, Party for a cause Ô humanitarian open air party with Umek in LjubljanaÔs park Tivoli, Day Of Electronics in Ljubljana''s Kri┼¥anke venue and summer creative-music festival DiscoNautica in the city of Koper. These events with UmekÔs signature have achieved lots of popularity and almost cult status among youngsters. Together with his peers Umek has established production platforms such as Recycled Loops, Consumer Recreation and new venture 1605 Ô Sixteenofive, with which they defined ÔSlovenian techno soundÔØ and launched it as an important driving force on the global club scene.