RELEASE | Teknitron EP on Delsin
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 to anyone who frequented Berlin’s Berghain over the past years. Transpose is a Detroit techno floor filler taken from the first STERAC EP from 1994, while Alastria is an instantly recognizable song from STERAC’s second album Thera, originally released in 1998 that you just don’t want to be over.
All tracks are re-mastered of course but their original spirit is left intact. In the recent interview with 909 Originals Steve uprightly noticed: “these days I produce somewhat differently, but my base has remained unchanged,” which is why his 25-30 year old music sounds “as fresh in the current context”.
There shouldn’t be much to add here. It’s pure machine soul – delivered in an expertly mixed & minimal fashion. A telepathic connection between the producer’s studio and the dance floor. Artwork is by Boris Tellegen while the EP is also available digitally below: