Steve Bug – Noir /// Poker Flat [Album]
Steve Bug goes Noir…
Word: Hector Westropp
The German powerhouse, renowned for his long list of productions over the past 19 years which have challenged the word ‘normal’ in the house world time and time again returns on his Poker Flat label with “Noir”, an exploration into the world of deep, dark and dirty house.
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We Love… Space 2012 – Part 06 – Innervisions, Steve Bug, Dixon, Claude VonStroke [15 July]
We Love… Space and We Love… Guestlist…
The Innervisions crew return to We Love Space on 15 July for their second of four exclusive shows this summer. Musical savant Dixon performs along with the Âme live show. There’s also a rare appearance for Poker Flat boss Steve Bug and the colours of Caribbean dancehall and hip hop channelled through hands of house with Aquarius Heaven. Summer resident Ryan O’Gorman completes the room’s lineup. In the Discoteca, Chew The Fat! present Dirtybird boss Claude VonStroke alongside a French Swiss collaboration of Deetron vs. Oxia. Residents Foamo and Jem Haynes fill the gaps and round up the main room.
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Poker Flat – London
M A N I K
On Saturday 25 February 2012 a very special Poker Flat showcase is to happen in London for the very first time. It will feature a carefully curated selection of label associates old and new, and the bespoke venue is to be a secret warehouse space where joining label boss Steve Bug, will be Ovum chief Josh Wink and 2011 star M A N I K, as well as Martin Landsky, Daniel Dexter and Burnski, plus more to be confirmed.
Poker Flat is the deep house and tech label run by DJ, producer and A&R maestro Steve Bug since 1999. Amongst its illustrious back catalogue are genre defining hits like “Loverboy” and “1000 Miles”, peerless compilations by the likes of Argy and Märtini Brös, full lengths from the boss himself plus the likes of Trentemoller and Donnacha Costello as well as the usual string of excellent 12″ and EP releases from established names and new young blood alike. The label is a pillar of the modern scene and so a showcase such as this in the English capital is long overdue.
Josh Wink, boss of Ovum Records, tops the bill behind Steve Bug and needs little hype given his countless acid, techno and house hits over the past few decades. One of the stars he’s discovered himself in recent times is M A N I K. This NYC virtuoso has a great musicality running through his sultry house and snaking tech releases on Poker Flat, Hot Creations and of course Ovum whilst one of Bug’s oldest partners in crime, Martin Landsky – known for his peerless production finesse – also gets in on the action.
Another fast rising talent is Chicago house and Detroit techno derived producer, DJ and label boss Daniel Dexter, whilst Berlin based Brit Burnski has a long association with Poker Flat thanks to his deep and tidy productions for the label in recent years.
This secret warehouse venue is perfectly suited to a proper Poker Flat party of this sort – with dynamite sound, killer production and the extra attention to detail you’d expect of a label with as long and esteemed a history as this.
The show also ties in with release of the label’s latest double compilation album “Poker Flat Volume 9 – Gunslingers and Greenhorns”, which is due for release on Monday 20 February.
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2020 Vision Delivers One of The Industry’s Most Invigorating Parties
Ralph Lawson and Steve Bug took centre-stage at this 12-hour marathon
As we enter the ‘business-end’ of what has already been an enthralling year for the UK’s underground music scene, the abundance of fresh and eclectic sounds continue to break onto our air-waves and into some of London’s most exhilarating party venues.
With Bank Holidays in the Capital long renowned for bestowing adorned ravers with an exciting array of some of the World’s most endearing DJs, playing at some of the City’s most sought-after venues, the year’s record-breaking 6th Bank Holiday weekend proved no different.
On Sunday 29th May, a weekend dubbed by many as the ‘gateway’ to the summer’s clubbing season, East-London welcomed 2020 Vision Recordings into the nouveaux setting of Shoreditch underground tube station.
Headliners Ralph Lawson and Steve Bug took centre-stage at this 12-hour marathon, which lured a capacity crowd of 750 revellers into the terrace-style venue from 10am until 8pm…Playing host to just its second party since the station’s closure in June 2006, 2020 Vision’s label Boss and Berlin’s Poker Flat Recordings front-man, were flanked by none other than local boys Jozif and Ewan Pearson.
As the day drew on, the quintessence of the venue agreeably complimented the endless flow of spirited house music, and with its cutting-electro-funk-edge, the enjoyment of the day’s proceedings was unanimously apparent amongst a diverse crowd of young and old deep tech house aficionados.
Needless to say, 2020 Vision Recordings are more than accomplished in organising and delivering some of the industry’s most invigorating parties, and Guerilla Sounds will undoubtedly find themselves wholly immersed at their next such London event.
As for Shoreditch Underground, there are a further 10 parties planned to take-place here over this summer, so make sure you check-back to Guerilla Sounds and find out which infamous DJs will next be gracing the venue’s Funktion One sound system.
Words: Luke Farrugia
Weekend 44 – 28, 29, 30, 31 Oct….
Halloween is this weekend and it seems like there is a Halloween Party in every corner of Europe. But we’ve tried to filter through the lot to bring you the best ones out there. The main highlight this weekend has to be Movement in Torino. They have several parties taking place throughout the city all weekend, but the ones to watch out for are the Saturday and Sunday nights at Patio Club and PalaOlimpico.
Watergate – Freude Am Tanzen
Daniel Stefanik vs Mathias Kaden, Marek Hemmann (LIVE), Krause Duo, Monkey Maffia, MBeck, Taron Trekka
Robert-Johnson – The Princess Of Darkness
Magda, Marc Houle (LIVE)
Cocoon – The Sven Vath Birthday Celebration
22:00 – 08:00
Sven Vath, Die Vogel (LIVE), Tobi Neumann, Nick Curly, C-Rock, Jacuzzi Boys, Alex Flitsch
The Tunnel – Bedlam
22:00 – 06:00
Tim Green, 2000 and One, Emerson Todd, Alex Kilby, The Angry Twins
Fellini Club – Wakeup
24:00 – 05:00
Seth Troxler, Giovanni Verrina
Ewer Street Car Park – Mulletover Halloween Fancy Dress Party 2010
22:00 – 06:00
Steve Bug, Seth Troxler, Ewan Pearson, Glimpse, Renaissance Man, Geddes, Elon, Nisekay, Cooly G, Love & Mercy, Sketchy & Another Amit
23:00 – 08:00
Craig Richards, Terry Francis, Slam, Zip, Baby Ford, Melchior Productions (LIVE), Sammy Dee, Lasermagnetic, Neil Thornton, Johnny Hiller, Lovefingers, Lee Douglas
Patio Club – Movement
Sven Vath, Federico Grazzini, Luca Bear, Romano Alfieri
Lightbox – Ripped Halloween Ball
Evil Nine, Spektre, The Good Guys
B-Box – Altavoz
23:00 – 04:30
2000 and One, Nina Kravitz, Alex Picone, Unzip Project, Max D. Blas, Anderedo, C.al.ma., No More Trouble, Alive Lab
PalaOlimpico – Movement
Chemical Brothers, 2 Many DJ’s, Ellen Allien, Derrick May, Ilario Alicante, Robert Hood, Anthony Shakir, Nathan Detroit, Ernesto Ferreyra, Karotte, Patrice Scott, Keith Worthy, Guillaume Dumont, Dixon, MCDE
Cocorico – Halloween
Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Ricky Montanari, Unzip Project
Hangar Bicocca – Cadenza Vagabundos
22:00 – 07:00
Luciano, Michel Cleis, Marc Antona