Steve Bug Biography

Germany's minimal dance connoisseur, Steve Bug, started his DJ-career in a
small after-hour bar near Ibiza's Space back in 1991 - soon becoming
resident DJ in the best club in his hometown Bremen and booked to major
German events such as the Love Parade. In 1993 he releases his first
productions on Hamburg-based Superstition Recordings (which were
immediately licensed by Risin' High- UK) and in 1996 he founds his own
label Raw Elements, followed by a 12" for Felix Da Housecat's Radical Fear
imprint. After "Volksworld", his first LP on Raw Elements, together with
the mix compilations "Da Minimal Funk Part 1 & 2" Steve puts the label to
sleep in order to set up two brand-new platforms for vinyl releases -
Dessous and Poker Flat. Always crossing the bridges between house and
techno with relaxed dignity, showing consequently that less can often be
more, Steve Bug is soon to be acclaimed minimal tech-house master and one
of the few gems of the innovative German electronic house scene. Poker Flat
establishes itself as the number one source for stripped down futuristic
house music with amazing musical diversity and it's name spreads like
wildfire with Steve's eternal minimal clubhit "Loverboy" in 1999 - the
opener to his album "The Other Day" and the very first release on Poker
Flat. For his second label- the deep house oriented Dessous - Steve shows
his passion for late night unhurried house and teams up with Vincenzo for
the project "Discowboys". A new mix compilation "Steve Bug presents The
Flow" was released on Cocoon Records in 2001 and Steve remixes Robotman,
ADNY a.k.a. Alexi Delano, Antonelli Electr. feat. Miss Kittin and others on
labels such as Raum...musik, Italic, Turbo Records and his own imprint
Poker Flat Recordings. Steve Bug releases his third album "Sensual" in late
2002 and teams up studiowise with Richie Hawtin for "Low Blow" on Minus as
well as with Common Factor for a 12" on Tactile. The 3rd Da Minimal Funk
compilation and remixes for Funk D'Void, Jeff Samuel and Freaks follow.
Steve Bug's continues playing with seductive and laid-back funk, dirty
retro basslines and random bleeps, incorporates techno electro and basic
funk into bare house grooves creating moody minimal and seductive music.
Further new Releases like "Future Retro 101, Traffic Signs (1, 3 ,4 and 5)
and Tanzbug with Mathias Tanzmann follow showing Steve's love for the
dancefloor and prove that he has an over abundance of funk and minimal
melody coursing through his veins. For his third label, Audiomatique,
founded as a playground for modern styles of Techno and House, on only the
4th release Trentemøller's Physical Fraction already scored a big success.
This massive Clubhit was the breakthrough for Danish shooting star Anders
Trentemøller. The next hit dropped with Martinez' "Schadow Boxing". The new
Steve Bug Single "The Smackman EP" came out on Poker Flat in early 2006,
followed by the second edition of "Bugnology" in late spring 2006. Apart
from his work for Poker Flat and Audiomatique, he still has his hands on
Dessous as well and compiled one CD of the double-CD "Skin Is In"
compilation in summer 2006.