We’re extremely excited to welcome Steve Bug to our beloved Ampere. Known for his fresher, hybrid sound-merging stripped deep house, tweaked out acid and minimal forms of techno.
He’ll be accompagnied by Sven Wiesemann a young self-taught musician influenced by Soul and Jazz, Deep House and Dub to his beloved Detroit Techno and US House.
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Steve Bug Biography
A dedicated, energetic and constantly surprising talent, Steve Bug is nothing less than an electronic music ambassador. 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.
The 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. Every step he takes is well considered, but always tempered with his own fine humour.
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.
His international breakthrough was his fourth studio long player Sensual in 2002, which, followed by the essential Bugnology mix series along with high profile mix CDs for Cocoon, Fabric, Fuse and more, continued to rouse support for Steve’s in-demand DJ style, propelling his career to new heights.
With annual label compilations, a variety of artist albums, and new concepts like the Forward to the Past series, Steve Bug continues to steadily develop Poker Flat. In recent years, he has taken the label further afield, with the Big Bluff event series stopping off in major cities worldwide and in hosting a label party with Boiler Room Berlin.
In 2015, Steve made a welcome return to his 10-year-dormant Traffic Signs alias, began a fun vinyl-only project with ClA ntitled Apes Go Bananas and also a Wax Only series on Poker Flat. The coming year will see him release on the label arm of famed Paris club Rex, and begin working towards a new album. After so long in business, it’s a testament to Steve Bug‘s unwavering vision that the Poker Flat name remains at the cutting edge of dance music.
Sven Weisemann Biography
Despite his young age, Weisemann has been DJing since 1997. His musical infuences ranges from Classic, Soundtracks, Soul and Jazz, Deep House and Dub to his beloved Detroit Techno and US House.
As a producer, his music draws deeply on the legacy of Chicago and Detroit, yet somehow manages to end up sounding as fresh as a daisy – records such as ‘Vibe’ and ‘Slices’ are house music that is half atmosphere and half beats, and not afraid to take its sweet time to lull the foor with their charms.
A self-taught musician who plays piano, acoustic guitar and percussion, Weisemann also composes jazz and soundtracks – traditions which also inform his house records no doubt, many of which you can fnd on Meanwhile, House CafÃ© Music, Apple Pips, Kann, a.r.t.less, Wandering, Liebe*Detail, Real Soon, Styrax Leaves, Essays, Freund Der Familie, Fauxpas Musik, Echocord, Delsin, Telrae, Just Another Beat and especially Mojuba, where Weisemann’s music slots together with friends Nick SolÃ© and Oracy to form a distinct, and highly collectible, label sound.