STERAC – Track 2 on Klockworks

On June 23, Steve released a 4-tracker under his moniker Sterac on Ben Klock’s Klockworks label called ‘Track 2’. This is the 12th release of Klockworks, which also marks Steve’s debut on the label. For more information, head over to the Resident Advisor news article.

Opener ‘Track 2’ is punchy and brilliantly executed, setting the tone for the rest of the EP. It centres around coarse mid-range notes that develop throughout and bind the warm lows with high-frequency hiss.

Rachmad uses a similar sound palette on ‘Rotary’, a track that featured prominently in Ben Klock’s Fabric mix CD. This time he opts for a more spacious mix, allowing the unpredictable texture of hardware to create a retro bassline sure to get any crowd moving.

‘In Circles’ is deep and moody, but with uplifting strings and a Detroit feel. The strings give ‘In Circles’ the 3-dimensional, sci-fi quality that often marks out techno of the highest order, they are bouncy but reserved in their arrangement, keeping the track’s energy in perfect balance.

‘Scheepsrecht’ ends this release in style. The producer weaves the core elements with canny arrangement and an endlessly-dynamic mix, resulting in hypnotic, hard-as-nails club gear.

Bringing old-school production values up-to-date and keeping that unmistakable Dutch flavour, STERAC shows another side to the Klockworks sound. KW12 is sure to be on constant rotation amongst techno DJs of all styles.

You can find the snippets here. Check out the full version of ‘Track 2’ here. You can find the EP on the Hard Wax website, both digitally and on vinyl.

Released on: Klockworks
Release date: 23-06-2014
Cat. nr.: KW12
Listen on Soundcloud
Buy on Hard Wax

1. Track 2
2. Rotary
3. In Circles
4. Scheepsrecht

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