Germany‘s very own taste-maker, trend-setter, mover-shakerextraordinaire Steve Bug is a multi-faceted artist who refuses to back down from the limelight. A dedicated, energetic and constantly surprising talent, Steve is nothing less than an electronic music ambassador, a much-loved spokesman to the people, and for good reason. Growing Up‘ in Germany‘s techno and Acid-house heyday, Steve Bug‘s love for a perfect groove is as apparent now as it was back then. From the very early days DJjing in Bremen and Hamburg it was clear there was a strong talent waiting to be nurtured. With a Bit of encouragement from Superstition‘s Tobias Lampe, Steve‘s very first productions were released in 1993 and his musical story began.
In 1999 Steve broke boundaries with the launch of poker flat Recordings, and his classic ‚Loverboy‘. Introducing a darker, yet totally funky and grooving sound, this minimal club hit opened Steve‘s eyes to new territories and new possibilities. Needless to say the Poker Flat imprint still runs strong today, over a decade since its inception, and Steve now stands as a figure head for the hugely poular ‚minimal-Tech-House‘ sound that the label pioneered. His first album for Poker Flat, entitled ‚The Other Day‘ stands as a testament to this futuristic, melting pot of sounds and ideas, where musical diversity and experimentation Meet soothing night-time dubs and dancefloor workouts!
The past time has been a typically busy one, compiling the compilations ‚Dead Man‘s Hand‘, and the 10 year anniversary compilation ‚All In!‘ for Poker Flat, as well as an exclusive digital album celebrating ‚Time Flies -The Best of Steve Bug 1998-2008‘. Excitingly, his latest artist album ‚Collaboratory‘ was dropped in June 09, featuring a beautiful mixture of original tracks, seeing Steve work with some of his favourite producers and closest friends, from Clé to CASSY, Donnacha Costello to Simon Flower and more! The album was followed by the single release of the
collaboration track ‘Swallowed Too Much Bass’ featuring vocals by Paris The Black Fu and three remix EPs.
Steve’s latest single happened to be the Poker Flat Recordings #111 release, named ‘Flight 111’, out in April 2010.
Watch out for news on this and Steve‘s other activities as we approach what‘s set to be another non-stop summer in Bug town!
Germany‘s true master of the electronic past, present and future, Steve Bug is an artist through and through, bristling with excitement, endearing energy and honesty, talking passionately about his career and his upcoming projects. As always he‘s firmly locked in the studio, and after the Huge effort lovingly expressed through his new album ‚Collaboratory‘, Steve has somewhat morphed into a new, more relaxed and free-rolling producer.