long time collaborators jason letkiewicz and nicholas dawson colab on the a side with their improvised confused house jam style. there off-the-cuff technique is subtle in its arrangement. ste-018 starts slow and expands with sublime patterns of melody and subtle drum fills. on the flip side, bookworms ste-101 changes the mood. a droning bass signal lies beneath driving percussion and surging noise. dissonant chords slowly creep there way into the track inducing hypnosis. zone out. file under stalker music
the prolific jason letkiewicz returns to his steve summers alias for a suite of post-apocalyptic jack tracks. across labels like l.i.e.s., future times, echovolt, nation and clone, letkiewicz spent the last decade exploring dimensional rifts between techno, house, noise, ambient and more. after occupying nearly as many cities as monikers he�,,,s landed in chicago and on local outpost clear
steve summers makes his debut on the shady russian torrent versions imprint with a massive three tracker. melodic, melancholy, and jackin this dusty platter will get you into the zone and is a welcome return of mr. summers to the floor. heavy, rockin and rugged for all the djs out there
from nyc to perugia, via thug records comes brothers from other mothers. jason letkiewicz aka steve summers kicks things off and delivers 2 signature cuts of sleazy late night coercion with casual encounters & the trace. the flip crosses the atlantic and lands in a rural stronghold for the underground, perugia italy. simoncino relating 2 equally provocative dark room work outs with pleasure zone & battle of the pacific. brothers from other mothers e.p, steve summers & nick anthony simoncino, raw analog classixxx. the future is now.
after a well received debut release, and the unveiling of a sycorax live performance, pneumatic records is proud to announce its second release, the >orfamay quest ep<. featuring two new sycorax tracks, and one track remixed by the prolific steve summers (clone, l.i.e.s).
steve summers bangs out four new tracks on his analogous desires ep. summers takes his usual palette of analog machines and creates a new feel for the four tracks on this record. large juno basslines, dreamy string leads, and big roomy 707 hits analogous desires combines classic elements of chicago, detroit, and new york house sounds with some dreamy soundscapes.
zoovox returns with a big release where they leave the slow disco feel for classic sounds of the 80s. snappy claps, phased hats, moody synths and a swingin analog bassline! steve summers (clone) brings a >summers madness< remix to the flip for an enhanced bangin acid trip. ti
steve summers is back with his third ep, this time around for greeces echovolt label. summers continues to play with his main inspirations, the energy and grit of hardy tape edits, melodies of larry heard, and deep bass tones of william s. this four track ep manages to capture a feeling of experimentation and authenticity thats often missing in modern dance music. strong 12 with timeless chicago house tracks! very cool!
back to jack with steve summers... his debut release was the big surprise for everyone... the best vintage (acid) house tracks we could wish. and more of that intense classic house music on the follow up. here in our office we have people shouting rewind rewind and flashing the lights on and of as fast as possible when we play this! a must have for all fans of larry heard, joe lewis etc. big tip!
the debut release from steve summers. three amazing raw and unpolished chicago tracks. shake the house is a magic track that has been recorded on an old analogue tape recorder (hence the noise). stereotype acid that sounds like a early 808 state jam or a guy called gerald. messages from the past and waves are genuine old chicago house tracks. two tracks that are essential for everyone enjoying old joe lewis and fingers inc releases. crazy low-fi tracks that are just a lot of fun! we couldnt stop playing this in the office... cant wait to play it from nice shiny black wax!
the new studio album from rock and roll hall of fame inductee and former genesis / gtr guitarist steve hacket.
deluxe 180 gram vinyl gatefold edition including code for free download of the entire album plus bonus disc.
arma continues to translate the clubs unparalleled experience into vinyl format. 10th release from the label features benjamin brunns track *gamma delta epsilon* followed with two remixes by steve summers and alex danilov. in the original version brunn merges techno and futuristic house patterns into beautiful grotesque rhythm construction. both retakes show authors at their best: alex danilov creates a deep cosmic mood slowing down the tempo and adding dreamlike poetic chords, steve summers boils track down to laconic strong-beat narrative. the record comes in cover that features original painting by pavlik kuznetsov.
limited 2014 repress !!
the future times posse returns with an extended family for the newest installment in their >vibe< compilation series. well recommended! this dj double pack includes tracks both rugged and pristine, from alexis le-tan, steve summers, tom noble, l.i.e.s. remixed by max d, juju & jordash, confused house, steve moore, hunee and swimmers & gang. basically this is 50 minutes of insane dance music from 8 of our favorite producers in the world
composing an entire electronic album around the notorious 15th century cult of assassins, new jersey based producer jorge velez (italians do it better, thisnotanexit), better known as professor genius, has created a unique and ambitious piece of work, under the guise of hassan, which strongly stands apart from his previous efforts. check!
michael ozone, the character whos just dropped his debut offering for the esp institute this july, is back with a remixed version of his jungle-tuff >perfect systems ep<. on side a, steve summers (a name thats been up in your face over the last year, and one of the key figures in our cousins l.i.e.s. camp) has taken perfect systems for an imperfect ride, jacking it up as expected while keeping the somewhat sinister mood of the original. on the flip, young marco (who has become quite a resident at the esp institute) strips down hetrotopia to its core, letting you realize how a well-programmed track can maintain its melodic and hypnotic sense, even when all thats left is percussion.
GO BANANAS (LEGOWELT, PEANUT BUTTER WOLF RMXS) (2X12)
2x12" Vinyl US22.12.11
repress of ultra rare detroit electro record, including remixes by peanut butter wolf, maxmillion dunbar, steve summers and legowelt. heavy!
originally recorded in detroit, 1982 by the late danan potts a.k.a. superlife. at that time danan was hanging around the recording institute of detroit where juan atkins was training in production. danan was interested in atkins style of dance music and quickly recorded >go bananas<. bananas was released locally on southern sun records in hyper limited quantity, it is today one of the most sought after underground detroit techno recordings of all time.
the next record from the abstract acid catalogue will be the first in a series of various artist works. downtown dirt 1 features 4 cuts of chicago house and acid workouts by jackee, interface88, mmmc (man made mechanical culture), and steve summers. pure and simple raw grooves made for those who still like to jack.
when being into collecting records for more then 20-25 years there is not much left that can be considered the holy grail of house music... so we wont call this a holy grail. however for us its a track which was impossible to find because it was simply not released! only a hand full white labels on dj international have been floating around, but it never got a proper release. finally we managed to get the rights and more important a proper old recording of sterling voids instrumental version of serve it up. his first ever recording done in chicago, 1987!