loyoto are the east-berlin born eva be and cle from the western part of the formerly dived city. both started their dj and producer career almost at the same time in the heart of the then developing scene, the very center of berlin, just after the wall came down. originally rooted in very different styles of music, they encountered for the first time djing together in 2011, finding common ground in more than just music - a gig, that should lead to more: they decided to combine their talents and knowledge and build a studio together. here, and during legendary back2back dj sets, they finally united their different musical backgrounds - dub/reggae and underground house music - and defined their very own sound.
with muna musik mathias kaden created a label that brings together like-minded and talented artists and friends. muna 006 features tracks from steve bug, tobi neumann, magit cacoon und uncanny valley’s jakob korn.
the vinyl ep includes a download code.
poker flat label boss and genuine dance music legend steve bug teams up with langenberg for this excellent two track ep. langenberg has released an unfathomable number of dancefloor fillers under various monikers on labels such as drumpoet community, mule, ovum or styrax leaves and recently released his debut album central heated house on dessous. langenberg is also one half of the project ribn. chord cluster has summer anthem written all over deep yet euphoric, spacy yet danceable, and ultimately a deeply emotive piece of house music that will bring smiles to faces all year. the rhythm track is tight yet remains loose and funky, while the pads and synths dip into just the right amount of acid to keep the ravers lost in the moment. the teaze treads similar ground arpeggiated pulses lead the arrangement, while a chicago influenced groove brings a shuffle to proceedings the joy in the track is evident it s clear the guys were having a lot of fun in the studio.
steve bug and cle go way back. as friends, dj colleagues, co-producers and label mates the pair have enjoyed a close bond for nearly twenty years. their rejected debut sees them stepping back into the studio once again to create a brand new brace of acid-tinged club cuts that whilst looking to past, are focused firmly on the future.
after a run of releases including music from rex club residents d julz and phil weeks, and a beautiful atlantic breakaway with fred p, rex club music brings in the boss of poker flat recordings, the maestro himself, steve bug. a gentleman and a scholar who has been a key figure of the techno scene since its very early days, steve bug is also the mastermind behind a prolific and in demand label. he is a man who is always on point, looking to the future, maintaining the present and drawing on the past to operate in that magical intersection between the different eras of time.indulge in this short course of rexology for proof of his mastery, which is expertly applied with this polished new ep.first up we have ‘what’s happened’, a track that occupies the space between tech house, acid and dub. get ready for some hard stepping on the dance floor when this track is unleashed. then rod goes in hard with two remixes of ‘what’s happened’, upping the ante, increasing the tempo and urgency to create an air of emergency. with ‘remix one’ rod has us on high alert, while ‘remix two’ focuses a little more on the groove and catchy analogue flashes. on the flip we have a night of ‘berlinian rexing’, with its time-lapse atmosphere allowing us to teleport between berlin and paris in a cacophony of whirring synths and uplifting stabs. the track plays on timelessness, creating classic tropes and creating the kind of atmosphere that underpins all of the most unforgettable nights.
not content with presiding over three outstanding labels - dessous, audiomatique and poker flat (now in its 16th year) - and dusting down his long-dormant traffic signs pseudonym for the brilliant cookie jar, steve bug finds time in his schedule to spoil you with another stellar release.
inspired by the success of last summers retrospective on poker flat, steve bug takes up his traffic signs moniker once more for a fabulous jam that more than merits the 10-year wait. the uncredited tunes that first came out under this name were classic jack tracks that devastated dancefloors - and cookie jar is a more than worthy successor. this is stripped-down house, chicago-esque, direct and determined to make you move. berlin legend jake the rapper adds downright dirty humour with a spoken vocal fit for an age of internet sextapes and celebrity photo hacking.
rising stars pentatones, justly lauded for their distinctive blend of oblique pop, jazz-inflected electronica and languorous torch songs, receive the full steve bug treatment on poker flats latest 12inch transmission: a meeting of minds that produces an utterly seductive dancefloor anthem. the original version of karma game appears on the pentatones album ouroboros which will be released early 2015.
CAN YOU FEEL IT (NEW YORK DUB) / (INCL STEVE BUG REMIXES)
12" Vinyl D11.11.14
special 2017 repress
re-igniting the dancefloors twenty years after its original release, steve bug refreshes this classic chez damier production originally from 1992. can you feel it is one of those classic new york / chicago house jams that just defines a moment in dance music history. dessous label boss steve bug arranges two special mixes that celebrate and re-juvinate this very special record. steves straight up remix maintains the classic vibes with a sensitive 90s themed rework that calls upon clean, fresh drums and smooth sub bass as its initial building blocks. the instantly recognisable vocal is included, as is the hey-day chord vibes and glorious us house melodies. simply deadly in the right moments. a re-dub version is also included that spaces things out and opens up the strings in a breezy and superbly mixed club tool. a new york dub has also been included, dug out from the chez damier vaults and re-mastered for 2012 - highly prized vibes on this and his trademark, pushing, swinging drums keep us going on and on!
(steve bug traffic signs remix) for the new single love song, deetron calls on the vocal talents of oddball techno superstar seth troxler. steve bug brings his traffic signs alias back to life for the remix, and adds an instrumental version too.
kicking off the new year steve bug style poker flat recordings sets course for another year of quality house music. the label boss himself presents us with the first transmission of 2014 - and the title succinctly nails what to expect.
we are looking forward to introduce marco resmanns new ep on watergate record, which starts off with a rad-feature: life about to change is a vocal-based track, whose dreamy synth-scapes wind around a deeply reduced beat structure
JUST A LITTLE (STEVE BUG / GLIMPSE RMXS) (CLEAR VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK13.06.13
alex niggemann is pleased to present his new label aeon. bringing us back to alexs roots, aeon will showcase the music which inspired him to start djing and also begin his career as a producer.
a strong release that forms the foundations of what is set to become the go-to label for authentic house and techno, alex niggemann showcases his production prowess alongside his a&r nous.
transparent vinyl pressing.
NO ADJUSTMENTS FEAT. FOREMOST POETS (A.NIGGEMANN, ARTTU RMXS)
12" Vinyl D19.02.13
steve bug returns with a brilliant set of killer reworks from his much-lauded noir album. no adjustments features the vocal talents of foremost poets, and remains one of the standout moments on the label boss enigmatic long player. where noir explored the themes of light and shade, it was always clear that no adjustments was one of the more straight up dance floor moments on there, and as such this release is definitely going to be thankfully received by djs.
BLU / STEVE BUG & DANIEL DEXTER RMX (180GR BLUE VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl , 180 gr UK07.11.12
captain filippo naughty moscatello cruising again. close to his recent success with verde, the ambassador of italian house delivers a high-grade next release on save the black beauty in collaboration with moodmusic records. >blu< is the second part of a life cycle trilogy. no other than steve bug and daniel dexter give their signature on this with a massive combo remix. quality house, limited to 299 copies, 180 gr heavy vinyl execution, transparent blue. infinity. max 1 copy per customer / max 1 platte pro kunde
steve bug, one of the world’s most renowned artists in the electronic music circuit, presents his fifth and most mature longplayer. noir doesnt deny its roots, but expands the usual spectrum and invites the listener to an exciting listening pleasure. the title is noir!
steve bug drops a new outstanding 12inch on his own highly prolific poker flat recordings. those grooves is the perfect primer for his upcoming album (due out in autumn 2012), and sees the man in fine form - masterfully in control of his sound and producing tracks with a depth of dancefloor knowledge most other producers would die for. those grooves, the lead track locks into its exquisitely crafted groove early on, holding a taut balance between its individual elements. mid way through its 10 minutes, bug drops the tempo and lets the groove breath, before bringing it all back home - an audacious late night club weapon. the flip side is no less dramatic – tell me why creeps up, evolving slowing but surely – before an edgy, freaked out bass line drops over the crisp drums. a true peak time burner with enough energy and tension to smash any floor.
GREY AREA (STEVE BUG / BURNSKI & ROBERT JAMES REMIX)
12" Vinyl UK30.08.11
one of the stand out moments and most in demand club tracks from the simon baker >traces< album returns in remixed form, alongside the vinyl edit of simons original. its taken us a while to get pokerflat head honcho and all round german house music legend steve bug on board for a remix, but its worth the wait as he delivers a lesson in refined, deep house music. next up burnski and robert james deliver a mammoth, hypnotic jam that twists and turns for 10 minutes and still leaves you wanting more.
the berlin-based partnership of long-time friends steve bug and clé has reared many a classy deep house tune in its time… their classic silicon ballet ep from 2007 led us heavily into their sound, combining melodic, blissful elements with the heavy vibes of the old-school acid days. now were due another full ep with seven hills. the title track is a refined, long-playing stormer - perfect for the coming months as the summer weather stirs up open-air fever! from humble beginnings a riotous, epic track grows fusing the poker flat boys patented analog production and natural ear for a melody. heartfelt strings draw the track to its finale as a teasing breakdown arrives around the 6 minute mark. this is a real slow-burner in the best sense of the phrase. the more urgent monkeyshoulder drives a deep blazing night-time vibe all the way home. smooth, filtering chords and spacey stabs swirl in a magical futuristic-yet-classic house jam. simply deadly in the right moment, this bright and dynamic production really does justice to the pairs talents
a key member of the diynamic family since 2006, hamburg producer h.o.s.h. has revelled, not only in the success of the label, but also in the ever increasing waves of support for his own work. the back end of 2010 saw the release of his debut artist album >connecting the dots<. the ten track collection of dance floor cuts found critical acclaim from djs and press alike, with many featuring in a variety of charts since. as we enter spring and our landscape changes, it signals the perfect moment to present the first remix ep of the album. tasked with reworking the tracks are 8bit and katchul boss gorge, who breathes new life into the beautiful vocal number, >finally mine<. and poker flat chief steve bug, who leads us through a wonderfully deep, hammond masterclass. let the music speak
poker flat continues to roar ahead into 2011 with a seriously jam-packed new compilation on cd and vinyl, featuring only brand new and exclusive tracks entitled >forward to the past<. according to label boss steve bug it renders homage to the period between >85 and 92<, traversing the heady sounds of chicago house, acid, new york house and early detroit techno. this exclusive 2 track single, taken from the compilation features steve bug and martin landskys supreme tracks in a celebration that >jack is back<! opening the selection steve bug puts on his jackin shoes in >jack is back< - a classic chicago jack-a-thon in the purest form. tight analog drums and synths work up a storm just like bug would have done back in the days. fellow front disc-jockey martin landsky provides a sumptuous deep house vision with >v2u<. the man is always on form and this doesnt disappoint, fusing old-school drums and basslines with a modern head for the floor
its been a while for mr lovebirds and also the label teardrop to serve some fresh slices of homemade house jam. well, we think it better not to put out every bonus beat we program and rather wait until we have something that really deserves to be thrown in todays pool of musical randomness. do we sound bitter again? sorry, for that … must be the age. so … love & happiness. yeah, i want that and probably everybody does … well here ya go: its a slick slow house bomb with proper oldskool 909 drums and some sliding portamento chords that wont never leave your head!! at least until the breakdown when this track takes you even further back in time to that beautiful intro that has rarely been used more beautifully. its been tested for months now by vincenzo, phonique and mr bird himself and devestated every floor so far. let me put it this way - this is biiiig!!!! flipside is the rain - classic 90ies deephouse with a touch of kerri which we all love right? this has the typical lovebirds warmth that we all need in these modern techno times. and in this autumn too. none other than mr steve bug took care of the remix and delivered a superb very 90ies new yorican style version. keeping the warmth he added some percussion to it and turned this into a nice builder. enough talk … we are very excited about this release and looking forward to your full love on this one. play it loud and everywhere!! and maybe even chart it if youre a good lad!!
steve bug finally returns to ovum after his 2004 breakthrough houze ep. hard to believe it has been 6 years, but during that time steve has cemented himself as one of the top dj/producers in the world. for the a side, steve brings us my sweet vital angel which is a rocking straight up house jam. great use of vocal sample here and one that will blow up any primetime set. this has been a secret weapon for wink all summer. the flipside as it was shows steveâ€™s techier side. a perfect track for the likes of panorama bar or the womb in tokyo. once again steve shows how minimal can be maximal
for the second installment in the > collaboratory remixes< project we are very proud to continue the top class producer list and announce 3 stellar versions by none other than ben klock, john daly and deetron
for more than 15 years now, steve bug is known for influential track somewhere in between house, techno and minimalism. with his very good sense for the energy of self-limitation, bug has set standards when it comes to the funk of modern sound geometry, especially with his imprint poker flat recordings. milestones such as >loverboy<, >monsterbaze< or >wet n dry< are now essential elements of the history of electronic dance music. only a few weeks after the release of his fourth album collaboratory, bug even tops that one with this 12 inch on cocoon: while look whos stalking obviously refers to steves close relation to the raw energy of u.s. house in between chicago trax and detroit, using driving hand claps, percussions and nasty vocals, the flipside zero balance could pass as a vision of how far you can reduce techhouse to the essence of a bass line. also here, short vocal loops - besides the fast-moving elements - complete a sensibility that makes bugs tracks such high quality music for a very long time now.
mit >collaboratory< kommt bugs erstes neues album heraus seit 2002. aesthetisch und lebendig kommt jeder dieser tracks mit warmen und erfrischenden sounds daher, sodaß wir nun wissen, was wir die ganze zeit vermißt haben! featuring cassy, cle, donnacha costello & gigi...
poker flat owner and visionary dj & producer steve bug recently celebrated the 10th anniversary and 100th release for the label. continuing this buzz, and as always, confirming his rightful place at the top, steve is now gearing up to release his fourth full artist album. the >two of a kind< ep is a teaser of things to come as the long player drops in a few months time, and what a teaser it is…! once again joining forces with long-time compadre clé, of märtini brös fame, the pair whip up a deep storm, resulting in the solemn midnight swagger of month of sip. cool, metallic pads and trademark tight drums lay the groundwork for a momentous twisted synth line to wrap its way around the senses. full of tension, drama and stone-cold style, its a track that will define the nights - or indeed the mornings - dancefloor adventures. working solo on the b-side, and in-all-outclassic bug mode, steve builds perhaps his most drifting, euphoric vision of modern house music to date. beautiful, phasing synth stabs open this epic-vibed slow burner whose refined elements stay pure and true throughout. if youre searching for dynamic, addictive underground house music, full of history and yet remarkably modern, look no further