Steve Bug

Steve Bug

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Steve Bug is one of electronic music’s true originals. His relentless commitment to quality – both in his own work and in the many producers he has championed – has made him one of the world’s most revered artists and curators, and along with his label Poker Flat has made a sizeable contribution to building the European house and techno scene as we know it.

A dedicated, energetic and constantly innovative talent, Resident Advisor once called Steve Bug the “gentleman of techno” referring to his sense of duty and dependability as one of the world’s most renowned DJs and producers. That same professionalism that means he’s hardly ever missed a DJ gig is evident in his work as a composer, producer and owner of the Poker Flat Recordings label: a label whose influence on house and techno cannot be overstated. Every step he takes is well considered, but always tempered with his own fine sense of humour and innate love for his craft.

Having grown 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. His DJ skills and a keen, innovative ear led him not down the typical path of the early nineties trance and harder dance scene, but instead towards a fresher, hybrid sound–merging stripped deep house, tweaked out acid and more minimal forms of techno and electronic music.

Although dedicated to his own labels – first and foremost the aforementioned Poker Flat – Steve’s talents have naturally attracted the attention of other imprints. Bedrock, Knee Deep In Sound, Minus, Cocoon and Defected are just some of the labels that have championed original tracks and remixes.

Steve is also one of the few electronic artists capable of putting out a ‘proper’ album. Having released no fewer than six full length studioalbums over the last two decades.

Most recently Steve Bug launched a new sublabel for Poker Flat, Sublease Music. Sublease was set up to champion deeper, more club-ready, tracky cuts from exceptionally talented producers that deserve a platform for people to hear them. This was the ethos with which Steve originally set up Poker Flat, so it seems fitting that as he celebrates 20 years of Poker Flat it’s time for Sublease Music to bring a different sound to the world.

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UPCOMING DATES

RECENT DATES

  • Sat/01 June 2024  - Biro, Podgorica, Montenegro  
  • Sat/15 June 2024  - Woda Beach, Katowice, Poland  
  • Sun/07 July 2024  - ResoNation Festival, Barnowko, Poland  
  • Fri/12 July 2024  - Revolver Upstairs, Prahran Victoria, Australia  
  • Sat/13 July 2024  - Carousel, Darlinghurst, Australia  
  • Sun/14 July 2024  - S.A.S.H, Watson's EQ, Moore Park NSW 2021, Australia  
  • Thu/18 July 2024  - Electric Rush, 48 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, Nueva Zelanda  
  • Fri/19 July 2024  - The Mothership, 3/13 Shortland Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, Nueva Zelanda  
  • Sun/21 July 2024  - The Yot Club, 9 Bow Street, Raglan 3225, Nueva Zelanda  
  • Fri/16 August 2024  - Celia西莉亚花坊, 353 Hang Nan Lu, Pu Dong Xin Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200137  
  • Sat/17 August 2024  - Red Ruby, Seminyak No.919, Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia  
  • Fri/23 August 2024  - Studio 9, 9F, No. 116號, Hanzhong St, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwán 108  
  • Wed/29 May 2024  - Distortion Club, Copenhage, Denmark

UPCOMING DATES

  • Sat/01 June 2024  - Biro, Podgorica, Montenegro  
  • Sat/15 June 2024  - Woda Beach, Katowice, Poland  
  • Sun/07 July 2024  - ResoNation Festival, Barnowko, Poland  
  • Fri/12 July 2024  - Revolver Upstairs, Prahran Victoria, Australia  
  • Sat/13 July 2024  - Carousel, Darlinghurst, Australia  
  • Sun/14 July 2024  - S.A.S.H, Watson's EQ, Moore Park NSW 2021, Australia  
  • Thu/18 July 2024  - Electric Rush, 48 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, Nueva Zelanda  
  • Fri/19 July 2024  - The Mothership, 3/13 Shortland Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, Nueva Zelanda  
  • Sun/21 July 2024  - The Yot Club, 9 Bow Street, Raglan 3225, Nueva Zelanda  
  • Fri/16 August 2024  - Celia西莉亚花坊, 353 Hang Nan Lu, Pu Dong Xin Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200137  
  • Sat/17 August 2024  - Red Ruby, Seminyak No.919, Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia  
  • Fri/23 August 2024  - Studio 9, 9F, No. 116號, Hanzhong St, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwán 108  

RECENT DATES

  • Wed/29 May 2024  - Distortion Club, Copenhage, Denmark

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