William Umana

William Umana

Also known as DJ William Umana, William U, William Umaña, William Umanna
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.myspace.com/djwilliamumana, http://www.facebook.com/umanafans, http://www.lastfm.es/music/William+Umana

Discography of William Umana:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Depth Of Sound 2 Audio 2003 Eightball Records
2 Tribal Evolution 2 Audio 2004-04-00 Star 69 Records
3 Fly To The Cloud 2 Audio 2003 Heavy Traxx Records
4 The Columbian Tribe EP 2 Audio 2004 Tweek'd Records
5 Hurricane 2 Audio 2005 Le Club (2)
6 Elektrica Salsa 5 Audio 2008 Suite 7 Records
7 Let's Do It 2 Audio 2005 Heavy Traxx Records
8 Live @ LeBoy 14 Audio 2007 Harlequin Recording Group
9 Let's Do It 2 Audio 2005 Heavy Traxx Records
10 Remixed Remade Reloaded 13 Audio Harlequin Recording Group
11 Start Your Engines EP 5 Audio 2010 Music Plant


House music runs in William Umana’s blood. It’s been a part of who he is for over 20 years, and after fueling the sets of some of the most esteemed DJ's in the dance music scene with blistering original tracks such as "Declaration", "Viva El Circuito", "Breakaway" and his classic Star 69 Records release "Tribal Evolution", Umana is always ready to jump headlong into the DJ booth.

“When I’m not creating music, I’m thinking about creating it,” the Colombia native laughs. “Music is in the air everywhere—no matter where I am or what I’m doing, there’s always a tune in my mind.”

Music doesn’t stay trapped in Umana’s head long. The veteran producer has a formidable track record when it comes to delivering fiery cuts to some of the biggest disc jockeys in the dance scene today. His biting productions with artists like Alan T, Jeanie Tracy, Viola Wills, Ultra Nate and Ceevox include bangin’ barnstorming remixes on tunes such as “Brinca” and “Party People” which caught the ears of spinning superstar DJ's like Peter Rauhofer, Tony Moran and Ralphi Rosario in short order.

“I have a very specific approach to the way I create music,” Umana explains. “I concentrate initially on laying down meticulous drum programming. Only after I’ve got the drums perfect will I even attempt to add keyboards or samples. If you don’t have a solid beat, you won’t have a solid track!”

One can easily see the same technique at work when Umana steps into the DJ booth. “Tribal drums are at the core of my sound,” the DJ explains. “My music also has a bit of a Latin flavor—no doubt due to my heritage and the way my sound grew as I was playing gigs in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico as I honed my DJ skills—but the common denominator is always hot basslines and driving beats. I don’t care who you are or where I’m playing—if you’re on my dance floor, I will make you move!”


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