Steve Rachmad (Music Man, Figure // Amsterdam) 

~ What's up? ~

Dear friends,

Enjoying the summer out there?

Here we are again, with an extensive update on everything around me, such as gigs, upcoming and current releases, some sets to listen to, interviews to read... and of course some stuff to win ;) Enjoy!


Steve Rachmad



Upcoming and recent shows:

01/07: Trilogy, New York, USA

02/07: [KONTROL], San Francisco, USA

08/07: Tundra festival, LITHUANIA

09/07: Fabric, London, UK

11/07: HEY! @ The Mansion, Ibiza, ES

14/07: DJB50 @ Trouw, Amsterdam, NL

30/07: Rockit Outdoor, Maarssen, NL

06/08: Welcome to the future festival, 't Twiske, NL

12/08: Format @ Air, Amsterdam, NL

13/08: Pulse @ Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh, UK

20/08: Lakedance, Best, NL

20/08: HEY! @ De Karavaan, Scheveningen, NL

24/08: Macarena, Barcelona, ES

26/08: Sektor 909, Skopje, MK

27/08: Night Vision @ Gospodarsko Rasztavisce, Ljubljana, SLO

31/08: Pornographic @ Eden, San Antonio (Ibiza), ES

03/09: Technora, Asturias, ES

16/09: Rave2Back @ KUC Lamparna, Labin, CRO

17/09: Audium, Madrid, ES

23/09: Primal Behaviour, Oslo, NO

24/09: Mayday, Eindhoven, NL

30/09: Chique Fabrique @ Platinum, Arnhem, NL

01/10: Tenth Planet @ Crawdaddy, Dublin, IE

08/10: Nachtwacht @ Doozo, Leeuwarden, NL

21/10: AD Bookings @ Click, Westerunie, Amsterdam, NL (ADE)

22/10: ADE Next panel @ Felix Meritis, Amsterdam, NL (daytime)

29/10: Estafete night @ Waterfront, Rotterdam, NL

12/11: Soenda Indoor @ Central Studios, Utrecht, NL

18/11: Blackout, Rome, IT

19/11: TBC

10/12: Time Warp @ Brabanthallen, Den Bosch, NL

31/12: TBC

Release Date: July 2011
Label: Wolfskuil Records

Catalogue number: WOLF021

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1. Fruit of the room

2. Flute of the loom

Steve Rachmad: Fruit of the Room (Wolfskuil Records)

After his amazing remixes for Tim Wolff’s ‘The Straight story’, we are proud to welcome one of our all time heroes back on board on Wolfskuil Records for a full 12”. Dutch legend Steve Rachmad helped shape the international techno scene with groundbreaking and classic releases on M-Plant, Music Man and his own Scorp and Ion imprints under at least a dozen different pseudonyms.

Steve has managed to stay as relevant today as he was 20 years ago. In order to accomplish that it is important to grow with time without losing that which makes your sound unique. Respect the past without becoming nostalgic and be open to new sounds and developments. The ‘Fruit Of The Room’ 12 inch is a perfect example of just that. Old school Detroit-inspired and acidic flavours are the central theme on both tunes, but the production technique Steve uses to create this vibe is very ‘now’. And that’s what we love here at Wolfskuil HQ. Modern & forward looking music with elements from past, present and future.



Joris Voorn - Fruit of the Room is GREAT! Well done Steve and Wolfskuil.

Karotte - Wow 2 great tracks from Steve. Full support from me on both!!!

Reboot – Really nice techno here. I like both!!

Dubfire - I like Fruit Of The Room here. Very cool acid vibe!

Laurent Garnier - Yesssss - Loving Fruit Of The Room!! Well done Steve.

Deetron – Fruit of the Room is fingerlickin’ good!!
Riva Starr – I LOVE STEVE's production and this is tiptop as usual!
Davide Squillace - Nice to have some of Steve’s stuff again. Will support of course!
Danny Howells - Awesome stuff from the master!! Love them!
Luke Slater - Fruit over Flute for me. Lovely!
Paul Ritch - Really loving the Flute Of The Loom track here! Support from me!
Troy Pierce - Flute Of The Loom is sounding nice on first listen. Will test it out.
KiNK - Raw, fresh and unpredictable! That’s why i like it! Both tracks are massive!
Paco Osuna - Flute of The Loom is a very nice track, full support from me for sure.
Joseph Capriati - Quality release as expected, will support both cuts!
2000 and One - Fruit Of The Room is a really cool acid tune! Support from me!
DJ Hell – Great Flute of the Loom track!! Will play it!
Magda - Thank you for sending. I’m gonna try Flute of The Loom in my sets.
Shlomi Aber - Loving the Loom!! Big track… support from me for sure!
Stephan Bodzin - YEAH!!! WTF!! Both tracks monsterrrr!!!
Misstress Barbara - Fruit Of The Room is the favourite for me. Full support!
Gregor Tresher - Great release from Steve, Fruit Of The Room track is my pick, will play!
Pig (Pig & Dan) - Super techno, serious beats for serious dancefloors!
Dan (Pig & Dan) - Give me some aciiiiiiiid mofo! Love it! 
Gabriel Ananda - Flute Of The Loom sounds pretty coool! Will play it!!
Wally Lopez - Really nice tech vibes from Steve..will play Flute Of The Loom in my sets.
Sian - Solid purist techno from Mr Rachmad! Will support!

More feedback here.

Review on Spanish Klubbers here.

Release Date: August 2011
Label: Lucid Flow

Catalogue number: LF021

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1. Unique Shadow

2. Unique Shadow (Klunk & Zilly Terry Francis remix)

3. Unique Shadow (Steve Rachmad vocal dub remix)

4. Unique Shadow (Steve Rachmad instrumental mix)

Klartraum: Unique Shadow (Steve Rachmad remixes) (Lucid Flow)

Klartraum, the hotly tipped duo of Nadja Lind & Helmut Ebritsch lift the superb Unique Shadow from their forthcoming album and look to Terry Francis and Steve Rachmad for remix duties on this outstanding new single....

For those who do not know, Klartraum is the pairing of Helmut Ebritsch & Nadja Lind, two Berlin based producers who have previously recorded for imprints such as Soma, Morris Audio, Darkroom Dubs. They are set to launch their debut album Evolution on their own Lucidflow label later this summer but already there is a buzz of excitement about it with DJs such as Luciano, Steve Bug, Josh Wink & Laurent Garnier all getting behind their sound.

For the lead up to the album, Klartraum have selected one of the highlights from the LP, the superb Unique Shadow for a single release backed with remixes from Terry Francis and Steve Rachmad. The single kicks of with the original version of Unique Shadow, a beautifully warm and emotive piece of music underpinned by tight drum programming and brought to life with emotive spoken word vocals, vocals recorded by Ebritsch and Lind with Rabbi & Spiritual teacher Dr. Marc Gafni during a trip to Salt Lake City in 2009.

The first of the remixes comes from UK tech house legend Terry Francis who delivers a rolling acidic reworking that twists up the vocals and delivers an eerie yet rich mix that is certain to set floors alight, quality stuff.

The package is completed with 2 mixes from Dutch techno hero Steve Rachmad. His Vocal dub brings a metallic, jackin feel to bear with the vocals rubbing up against intense techy stabs and stripped drums, class! The Extended Instrumental mix takes the heart-rending melodies of the original and mixes them up with some inspired Detroit style strings and sci-fi sweeps to create a truly superb piece. This is a simply wonderful single from a duo that you are going to be hearing a lot about in the months to come. Enjoy. 


Laurent Garnier - Great mix by STEVE - Funky as hell as always
Lars Sandberg (Funk D Void / Soma) - great release, Steve nails it!!
Kiki (B-Pitch) - steve rachmad mixes for me!
Dubfire / Deep Dish - downloading for dubfire thanks
Tini (Desolat) - nice ep. steve rachmad vocal dub is cool!
Mark Fanciulli (Saved / Ovum / Rejected) - Steve Rachmad vocal dub is cool.
Danny Howells (Dig Deeper) - Awesome!!
Shinedoe (Intacto) - steve's vocal dub, nice tool, thx
Ekkohaus (2020 vision, morris audio, cargo edition, liebe detail) - Wow, amazing remixes....bomb...thanx...Ekko
Richie Hawtin (M_Nus) - download for r hawtin
Steve Lawler (VIVa Music) - downloading

More feedback here.

Release date: June 2011

Label: Artform

Format: digital and vinyl

Catalogue: ARTFORM0208
Format: 12"

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1. Steve Rachmad Remix
2. Steve Rachmad Dub
3. Steve Rachmad Trip
4. Jerome Krom Remix
5. Jamie Anderson Remix

Roberto: Logical Progression (Steve Rachmad remixes) (Artform)

Artform 0208 brings you a scorching set of remixes of up and coming UK Techno artist Roberto. Featuring not one but two Dutch techno legends who have both been an integral part of the label since its inception. Steve Rachmad (aka Sterac), Jerome Krom, joined by Artform boss Jamie Anderson deliver a knockout bout of classically crafted Techno, serving up a firm reminder why Artform continues to be at forefront of electronic innovation.

Basking in the warm reception from a plethora of releases over the last few years, Roberto’s music is already being championed by the likes of Ben Klock, DVS1, Speedy J and Shinedoe. Taken from his debut outing on Artform (0204), Dutch don Steve Rachmad delivers three top draw reworks of Logical Progression in his tough yet inimitable style. Delving deep into the depths of his studio archive, Rachmad dices and splices Roberto’s original into a storming trio of mixes that should appease enthusiasts and delight dance floors alike. Weighing in at nearly 8 minutes long, his “Remix” version goes straight for the jugular with a brooding stab centred epic. Bobbing and weaving every ounce of his savoir faire in this devastating encounter, the “Dub” and “Trip” versions display Rachmad’s finesse and style as he takes the analogue experience to the next level. Not to be outdone, Outland’s Jerome Krom steps into the arena with a jacked up mix to keep you firmly on your toes. Whilst Artform’s head-honcho takes an altogether deeper stance, dropping in percussion from his collection of Roland drum machines over stylish Detroit-esque synths and chords.

Originally set up in 1997 by Jamie Anderson, Artform has racked up over a decade’s worth of Detroit and Chicago influenced Techno and House championed by the likes of Richie Hawtin, DJ Sneak, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Dave Angel and Laurent Garnier. The label released the first records of Jesse Rose and Jamie Anderson as well as music and remixes by established artists, and is respected for playing an integral role pioneering the worldwide Tech-House phenomena.

Loco Dice (Desolat) - Steve´s RMX is the one ! great package D
Ben Klock - I like the Steve Rachmad mixes.
Laurent Garnier - Superb .........simply superb Full radio & club support from me THANKS
Pig & Dan (Cocoon Recordings) - A1 release all the way
Davide Squillace (Hideout) - Support !
Agaric (We Are) - Liking the Rachmad remixes alot!!
Norman Nodge (Ostgut Ton/Berghain) - nice package.
Paco Osuna ( Plus 8 ) - download thank you :)
Luke Slater (Planetary Assault Systems) - Great remixes by Steve, will play!
John Digweed (Bedrock) - good stuff
Danny Howells (Global Underground) - A heavyweight mix package, full support!!
DVS1 (Klockworks, Transmat, HUSH) - Really hard to pick a favorite here. Like the Jerome krom version and the rachmad version...As well as the original.. Thanks for the music.
Slam (Soma Records) - strong EP - will play
Secret Cinema - Steve's dub and Jerome Krom's mix are great tools! Jamie's is a fine deeper approach. Great package!
Joel Mull (Truesoul, Railyard, Audiomatique) (Joel Mull) - Steve Rachmad mixes are Superb! Full support as always. All three have something special.
Troy Pierce (Minus) - triple dub mix sounds good to me, reduce, reuse, recycle.
Thomas Schumacher (Get Physical) - Steve's main remix is sooo good. Thanks bro.
Toni Rios - yeah, steve i love you...hahaha... thats for me. greatz and thanx.
Martin Runge - Download for M.A.N.D.Y.
Richie Hawtin (Minus) - download for r hawtin
Riva Starr - lovin Steve and JAmie rmxs thx
John Tejada - nice rachmad remixes. liking track 1 the best. very nice. thanks
Joseph Capriati (ANALYTICTRAIL) - strong release, Steve Rachmad's remixes are great!
Gel Abril (Be As One) - cool release steve dub and jamie anderson mix for me tnx
Shinedoe - steve's dub's mix for me, thx!
Technasia - Downloaded. Excellent EP.
Sander Kleinberg (This Is Recordings) - Thanks! Downloading for Sander Kleinenberg.
Alan Fitzpatrick - loving steves remixes
Hermanez - steve rachmad remixes are dope. thanks a lot for the promo!

More feedback here.

Release date: Aug 2, 2011

Label: Bio Music

Catalogue number: BIO022

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1. Pressure (Steve Rachmad remix)
2. Pressure (Steve Rachmad stripped edit)
3. Pressure (Vince Watson club dub)
4. Spirit (Original mix)
5. Spirit (Octave One remix)

Vince Watson: Pressure Part 2 (feat Steve Rachmad and Octave One) (Bio Music)

Vince Watson's Bio imprint is now back in full flow, and following on from the sublime ʻPressure' last month, we now have the 2nd installment of the release, with some very exclusive guest mixes and yet another killer track from Vince himself.

First up is Steve Rachmad, who has featured on Bio before, previously remixing the classic ʻAurelon' in 2004... So he's back this time to give ʻPressure' the Rachmad treatment.

2 Mixes are delivered here, one for the purists and one for the more minimalisic side of the fence. Both are fantastic examples of Steveʼs production skills and really take ʻPressure' into a different direction.

Next up is a brand new track from Vince... ʻSpirit', which takes us on a real journey from Amsterdam to Detroit. The track has been roadtested in Vince's liveshows for a while and perfected over time. The result is yet another dancefloor monster that only Vince can deliver. 

Last but not least, we are very proud to welcome Octave One to the label for the first time... Octave One's remix of ʻSpirit' takes things in the direction that they are so imfamous for... Funk... and it really delivers. The Burden brothers really know how to create that vibe thats missing from so much music around today.

Joris Voorn (Green) - Great rachmad remixes!
Josh Wink (Ovum Recordings) - dig steve's mixes for sho!
Deetron - Superb Rachmad remixes and the Club Dub is great as well!
Ilario Alicante (Cocoon) - Great Steve rachmad and octave One remixes.
Âme - Steve rachmad stripped for me
The Advent (Kombination Research/Labyrinth) - Steve's both mixes do it for me.. original is also good.. overall great release.
DVS1 (Klockworks, Transmat, HUSH) - Steve Rachmad Stripped edit. Thank you! Rachmad's minimal groove is smooooooth....
Sebo K (Mobilee) - great release ! hard to chose a favourite !
Benny Rodrigues - full support! steve's mix is sick!
Pig & Dan (Cocoon) - Fantastic remixes by Mr Rachmad super techno….
Stephan Bodzin (Systematic) - rachmad´s mixes are just brilliant. love em both. club dub is good too! full support!!
Kabale & Liebe (100% Pure / Remote Area) - feeling both steve's mixes
Thomas Schumacher (Get Physical) - Steve's Stripped Edit is right up my Gracht ;-)
Riva Starr - Steve rmx rocks it for me!
Catz n Dogz (Mothership/Get Physical) - great stuff! will play
Paco Osuna (Plus 8) - downloaded thank you :)
Richie Hawtin (Minus) - download for r hawtin
Samuel L. Session - all the pressure versions I dig!
Axel Bartsch (Sportclub Music) - thanks for touching music! steve gets me with his remix.
Martin Landsky (Pokerflat) - both steve rachmad mixes are great for me....
John Selway (CSM) - into both of Steve's mixes, and Spirit is great.
Secret Cinema - just excellent!!
Darko Esser (Wolfskuil, Doornroosje, Merleyn) - Great release, loving the Dub & Rachmad mixes!

More feedback here.

Label: Plus Records Tokyo

Release date: July 2011

Format: Digital Compilation Album

Track: Steve Rachmad: From Japan with Love

More info here.

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From Japan with Love

Support Japan. The compilation features tracks by artists from Japan, China, Korea, Singapore and stretching further even to the U.K, Holland, Italy, Spain and more.

All profits will go through the Nihon Sekiyuj group who we enable to use the funds accordingly to help in any way our brothers and sisters in distress. We would like to thank all the producers who have dedicated their time and offered their music for this just cause. Hand in hand we can overcome this Tragedy.

Steve Rachmad's track From Japan with Love is featured on this compilation.

Release date: January 2012

Label: 100% Pure Records

Secret Life of Machines first remixers announced

Back in 1995, Steve Rachmad released his respected Secret Life of Machines album on Amsterdam's 100% Pure Records. Up to this date, this is the most important release of his career, which brought him international fame but also earned him respect by numerous artists and music lovers. 

17 years later, and as we speak, Secret Life is receiveing a new musical and visual coat. Steve is editing selected tracks from this beloved album, as they are to be released again in September 2011 alongside remixes by some of his favorite artists of this moment.

Accordingly, the album release will be followed by a World tour from January 2012 onwards. We are now accepting requests.

First remixers to be announced: Ricardo Villalobos, Carl Craig, Christian Smith, 2000 and One, Marc Romboy, Vince Watson, Klartraum. More to follow!


1. Here a video interview I did for the Welcome to the future festival recently... In Dutch! 

2. Prefer reading? :) Here an interview with Aron Friendman for the Dutch DJ Broadcast.

3. Some more video interviewing, this time in English, with a beautiful background - Manhattan at night! This is my interview with

My Fabric London set recording

One of the key clubs of today's techno, a platform for the most outstanding programming and musical devotion around, Fabric London stands in the top five of my favorite clubs to play at.

My set recorded at the recent Fabric show on July 9, 2011 is now available for streaming only to the Fabric First exclusive members... Not yet one? Subscribe and get full access to all the exclusive online content: new streams added every week, made up of recordings from the club, full length mixes from the label artists, music videos, etc. Next to that, as part of the subscription, you also receive a monthly Fabric CD. Read more here.

Streaming land

1. On May 21, 2011, I played at another all time favorite, Loft @ Sala Razzmatazz in Barcelona. The Grooveline crew was at the spot to stream my set live along with the real-time video of the DJ booth. This is now available to stream here.

2. Dutch 3voor12 offers the recording of my Free Your Mind festival 2011 set for streaming. The set hit the No1 most popular set position on 3voor12 when it came out, and stayed there for a while. Stream it here

3. There's an unofficial recording of the live stream from my show at Movement Festival in Detroit end of May this year circulating around... Oh well, although not a perfect quality copy, the stream falling out here and there and the tech troubles in the first part of my set - it brings back good memories, so, why not... Go get it here and enjoy.

Upcoming releases

1. M.A.N.D.Y. vs Booka Shade: Work (Steve Rachmad remix) (Get Physical)

2. Joel Mull: Holographic (Steve Rachmad and Heiko Laux remix) on Truesoul [listen here]

3. Steve Rachmad: Secret Life of Machines LP (100% Pure Records)


On Friday, August 12, I am playing at Juan Sanchez's residency FORMAT at Club Air in Amsterdam, alongside a birthday girl Shinedoe.

Come celebrate Shinedoe's birthday with us! We are giving away 2x2 guestlist spots to those who can name Shinedoe's record label. 

Please send your answers along with your full name and email address to, at latest till Thursday, August 11 at 18:00! The lucky winners will be notified via email.

What: Format

Where: Air, Amstelstraat 24, Amsterdam

When: Friday, August 12, 2011 from 23:00 to 05:00

Who: Juan Sanchez, Steve Rachmad, Shinedoe

Damage: 12,50 EUR in presale


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