three heavyweights are featured on the next installment of the truncate remix series. heiko laux revisits the truncate classic dial with his deep, stripped down rendition. ray kajioka remits his interpretation of wave 1 with his deep, melodic touch. lastly, steve rachmad aka sterac delivers his touch to two remixes of the track 30 - one stripped version as sterac alongside one electro version as sterac electronics. techno tools for everyone.
IIIIIIIIIIIIII REWORKS (STERAC, VRIL, LEWIS FAUTZI, VSK, DJEDJOTRONIC RMXS)
12" Vinyl () D12.02.18
to differentiate between his solo dance-oriented work to the darker tones, kaczmarek aka paul ritch launched his new album titled iiiiiiiiiiiiii on october 30th on his fresh imprint kczmrk. kczmrk is definitely a more personal project for paul, helping him define a newly found darker and more genuine taste to produce electronic music, which would even the most demanding audience left surprised. kaczmareks immersive sounds on his debut album were highly supported by respected artists of the underground scene such as sterac, vril, lewis fautzi, vsk and djedjotronic, who will contribute reworks that will come out in a remix ep in february 2018. the 12inch is gently introduced with a sophisticated remix of iiiii by techno pioneer sterac aka steve rachmad, continuing with vril’s remix of iiiiiiiiii who delivers beautiful ambient tones in a euphoric travel of sound. the b side begins with emerging talent lewis fautzi and his iiiis remix in a deep and hypnotic cut, followed by the curtesy of vsk and djedjotronics remixes of iiiiiiiii. vsk sticks to the dark and hard forms of techno with glimmer of deeper and industrial sounds while djedjotronic enrich kaczmareks dark techno tones with some futuristic idm.
dvs1, sterac and ryan elliott remixing jasper & maarten to mark the 20th indigo aera release. limited pressing! this 20th ep finds heavyweights dvs1, sterac and ryan elliot all remixing some released and unreleased originals by label owners japser wolff & maarten mittendorff. their last solo ep on the label, cosmic language, marked the 10th release on the label, right here they celebrate the 20th release with a fine techno affair that summed up their now six year old outlet perfectly with some of their favourite producers aboard.
ltd 2017 repress - israeli producer yotam avni is back with a fresh cut of uplifting, inspirational dance-floor music, along the same lines as some of the killer cuts hes produced for the likes of robsoul, be as one and osunlades yoruba records imprint. weaving elements of detroit techno, jacking chicago house and deep atmospheres, yotam avnis productions - either under his own name or pseudonyms - avadon and jersey real estate - are guaranteed to keep the midnight oil burning, no matter the crowd. its with this reputation that ovum recordings welcomes the passionate producer to its ever-swelling ranks
the next ep on just this comes from octual, an established figure on the dutch underground techno circuit. his 3rd release to date is an exploration into melody and beat composition – a journey through uncharted territory. “jupiter’s moon” presents a fleeting view of different landscapes - claps and hi-hats depict the lights and shadows of a sublunary word. “untold places” reaches an otherworldly place where rhythm and metre counteract each other and obscure sounds sway us in and out of reality. amsterdam based electronic pioneer sterac provides two remixes, analysing and repurposing the molecular details of octual’s productions. his first rework of ‘jupiter’s moon’ provides a stunning and heartfelt view, exploring the intersection of each artist’s approach. for the dub version he reveals a darker sentiment, creating a dancefloor oriented secret weapon.
dope archival release of steve rachmads long time side project where he exposes the more funk / electro side of his talents. this is musical machine-head side of the amsterdam electro scene (also purveyed buy the likes of comtron). dense undertones of cybotron/ model 500 on this one. top notch productions from a dutch master. check!
reissue of one of amsterdam’s most respected producers steve rachmad aka sterac s essential 1996 detroit style techno classic. remastered and housed in full color artwork. tip! originally released on stalwart dutch techno label, 100% pure (then entitled primus / osirion), this one has been getting plays by a fresh new wave of deep digging djs over the past years. this timely re-issue was needed. the a side osirion, is built on a classic drum loop layered with rachmad style arppegiators and euphoric strings. the b side features a more abstract 909 detroit infused loop, full of heavy synths and percussion. both tracks have stood the test of time and sound fresh as ever.
30drop records is pleased to announce the fourth release of its project, under the same name. *history of gods* is an ep that envelopes us in a rhythmic spiral, taking us straight to the dance floor of the space. four amazing tracks: three originals and a remix by the historic technomaster steve rachmad, as sterac.
having both been on the scene for over twenty years, mote evolvers founder luke slater and dutch producer steve rachmad are considered veterans of the techno scene - both outlasting the genres various dips and flourishes in popularity.
early bird is a collaboration of the swiss dj and producer diego hostettler (well-known for his huge techno-productions on kanzleramt, damage, k20, u-turn etc.) and ray kajioka. a fresh and juicy package of two driving techno tracks by diego & ray and two fantastic remixes by joel mull and sterac alias steve rachmad.
its been 2 years since benny rodrigues last release on be as one and since then, the young dutch producer has pushed forward his career, both in the studio and in the dj booth. having remixed people like josh wink, dj pierre, justice, spirit catcher to name just some and released on ovum, poker flat, figure, klockworks, with a busy dj schedule in clubs as berghain or rex, at his young age benny is clearly a well respected artist. benny rodrigues interpretation of acid house takes the form of i like acid, and surely it sounds classic! acid synth madness like in the old days but with an updated touch to rock the floors in 2011. choice hypnotic appeal will not get unnoticed on the floor, once again a track that finds its strenght in the basic structure of its arrangement, effective drums patterns with a freakish top line that carry the track into peak time. steve rachmad remixes as sterac are always a treat, and here the techno legend doesnt fail to impress once again with his take on bennys i like acid. snares, hi-hats, rides and bass, all arranged to build up to a melodic and emotional breakthru, dancefloor bliss for the detroit techno heads. to close this amazing package, germanys own mike dehnert brings his trademark sound to be as one in the form of his remix of i like acid. a tune that finds its perfect habitat in dark, smokey and sweaty rooms with massive sound systems.
aka steve rechmad !! / amazing upbuilding electro monster !!! support from: josh wink, laurent garnier, dave clarke, dj hell, sven väth, 2many djs, richie hawtin, lars sandberg aka funk d void, stuart mc millan aka slam, cisco ferreira, the hacker, michael mayer, mr. c, angel mollina, ivan smagghe..and me :-)...ltd repress!!
the truly steve rachmad, appearing behind aliases such as sterac, ignacio, dreg, parallel 9, adverse match and sterac electronics brings you a kind of monotone & minimal beat with dub elements. for those who love basic channel, chain reaction, moritz von oswald, maurizio.. this is the work of a producer who has honed his skills over many years and many releases. his devotion to his dreams and inspirations drives him safely into the successful future
winter 2015 is here and drumcode continues to release the hottest new tracks that make waves within the techno community. releasing tracks from artists such as adam beyer, alan fitzpatrick, joseph capriati, maceo plex, luigi madonna, ida engberg, joel mull, sam paganini, harvey mckay and dubspeeka.
moving into the latter stage of 2015, drumcode are keeping up the refined techno that they have displayed and are making sure that they continue to keep up this form throughout heading into 2016. steve rachmad is a name familiar to everyone within the electronic music scene. he has been a big part of the scene for over two decades and boasts a whole host of records and shows.
he has been remixed by the likes of ricardo villalobos, joris voorn and more. rachmad is now hosting his own studio 80 based club night kis where he plays mesmerising extended sets. steve rachmad is welcomed to the vinyl-only offshoot drumcode limited. disturbance is a punchy little number that has a stuttering synth that rises over the top of the pounding kick drum. steps takes it up a notch with a simplistic bleep pattern that modulates throughout that is awash with a throbbing undercurrent.
finally after years of quality techno and music,pushmaster discs is proud to present the 20th release of the label with the label boss mattia trani and his solo ep.
this time mattia chosed a banging tune “time struggle” with the first new school version, classic heavy techno beat with saturated 303 sub melodies and a futuristic pad to complete this version. the old school version is more percussive acidic, no pad melodies, no compromises, just straight to the point for killing every dance floor.
in the b side there’s a perfect rework from a dutch techno master steve rachmad as sterac, more 909 clean beat rhythmic and minimal detroit infected. the last track “floating life” is a typical drum’n’bass spirit influence of mattia, 170 percussive beat with space pads typical of 90 jungle works in the uk.
the third realm of consciousness compilation on tale of us afterlife recordings is the label s most complete statement so far. the full spectrum of the label is on display here, as they continue to push the envelope with a high-quality and diverse selection of artists.
pulse launches its vinyl imprint showcasing some of south america s hidden talents. from uruguay with love. vinyl only, limited copies. international artists original based from sa cooptrol(totoyov),martin teysera, mariano(savor, get slow) and ema remedi(loosen up)
after establishing their indigo aera label over the last seven years, amsterdam figures jasper wolff & maarten mittendorff now step up onto delsin with a four track debut ep which includes a remix from the legendary sterac. jasper wolff & maarten mittendorff are long time players on the amsterdam scene as residents at de school, esteemed label bosses who have put out music by the likes of kirk degiorgio, stephen brown and louis haiman, and as producers with a richly atmospheric dub techno sound. steve rachmad aka sterac joined the studio for the mix down of all tracks, and also provided a dub version of tesseract. it completes a package of deep and artful techno that is laced with beautiful ambience.
the 5th ep on the label of our man bastian bux goes one step beyond. this time he delivers a lovely vocal track featuring kyla millette and the final result is a modern techno track plenty of soul and elegant vibes. the remix package of this lights ep is awesome. steve rachmad delivered not one but two remixes, the first one in a first class deep way and the second one under his sterac nickname, electronic laidback pop for connoisseurs. fur coat did a raw techno remix, powerful but with all the elements under control. if you are a real electronic music lover, here you will find at least one track you will love, trust us
• exclusive track by marcel dettmann and levon vincent
• includes 6 unreleased edits and remixes
• full tour schedule to support release
• cover art short by infamous berghain doorman sven marquardt
• download card included with lp format
as a resident of berlins legendary panorama bar/berghain clubland co-operator of the vidab label alongside stephen hill, oliver deutschmann has established himself as a force to be reckoned with in contemporary dance music.