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This might be one of the most ambitious release projects Steve has been a part of. STOOR, a Rotterdam-based brainchild of Speedy J is strictly about forwarding the agenda of live electronic-music improvisation and organic yet direct techno straight from the source. As such, it’s not a surprise that 4 collabs of Speedy & Steve. […]

If done right, high-end artist management & booking coordination can have a profound influence on shaping the sounds and the overall aura of the cultural landscape on the intersection of music and technology. Sometimes, however, it’s also simply about changing the way it looks. Which is why AD Sound, the agency of Steve Rachmad, DJ […]

Seems like AD Sound has been around for quite a while now. And we’re pretty proud of it! Today we invite you to London. Here’s the vicennial celebration of the agency’s founding!

Following last year’s “Light in the Darkness”EP on Token, STERAC is reunited with the label’s boss, Kr!z. This time, however, in a somewhat different form. The last split release Steve was involved with, took place all the way back in 2003. The techno internationalism is a driving idea behind Reclaim Your City so it was […]

Here’s an unexpected encounter, one for the ages. The Spandau’s finest, aka Felix and Aaron from FJAAK, decided to open a fresh label, focused on twisting and readjusting sounds associated with oldschool techno. Its opening release comes from STERAC who seems to have gone all in! Using rave stabs, claps and a jacking groove, “Raving […]

The duo of Madben and Yann Lean is known for their machine-driven live acts & jacking kind of techno. Similarly, last year’s album of Trunkline, “Mercy”, was based around a pretty direct, unpolished sound, one that’s suited for warehouses. The follow-up digital-only remix EP gives it a nice twist and includes a dreamy, pad-driven, yet […]

Taking a pause to reflect on recent Speedy & Steve gigs and the future plans in duo with Colin Benders, Steve stopped short from promising more collaborative releases in the nearest future. His talk with Kent-based Rate My Rave instead started off with reflections on the duo’s recent gig at FOLD. That said, no rave […]

Another 12” comprised of rare tracks from STERAC’s back catalogue. It’s not just any repress though. This fifth EP in the Delsin re-issue series contains Teknitron, a groundbreaking song released on Steve’s third-ever EP, under his short-lived alias Black Scorpion way back in 1995. Its dubby pads, sneaky kick and woozy hi-hats should be recognizable […]

The time has come to share some juicy details on Steve’s future plans. With Steve’s interviews being as rare as they are,  a passion-driven stronghold of underground dance music the Dublin-based blog 909 Originals was quite an intuitive choice. The topics ranged from a wave of Steve’s represses, including “Teknitron” on Delsin, as well as […]

In a sudden turn of events, the recent mammoth live-recording of the duo was featured as Resident Advisor’s Mix of the Day (though it’s not actually a mix). Check it out now… …and look out for the next (extended) performance of the duo at Fold London, joined by a fellow AD Sound artist Lady Starlight […]